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Favorite software...

By Ai Hate ยท 70 replies
Feb 11, 2002
  1. Whack0

    Whack0 TS Rookie Posts: 166

    Let me know when the public beta is done. I'd like to check this out. :)
  2. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    My favorite software is Partition Magic 7.0 Pro. It makes it so easy to reformat, resize, change type, create, delete, copy, and just about anything else you can think of with a hard drive. Plus it is really simple to use.

    Just my 2 cents! :)
  3. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    I know I am gonna take some heat for this....but probably XP pro. It just saves me many headaches from the previous OS's from M$. I would put Win 2k up there too.

    As for utilities, probably Agent, Vue Print (for pictures) and I will have to agree with Super yet again, Partition Magic.

    Those are the ones I use the most. And like the most.
  4. CptSiskoX

    CptSiskoX TS Rookie Posts: 32

    No heat from me - XP Pro rocks. Sure it has problems but it's the best Windows OS yet IMO. <g>
  5. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    Agreed. So far XP has been a charm. I haven't even started really tweaking it yet and it's still pretty fast and VERY stable. I guess d/lding patches is a way of life for any OS you use. Take Solaris for example. There's actually a checklist of patches to install just to install a certain piece of software.
  6. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    I saw a post awhile ago...does anyone remember where to get Power toys for win XP ??

    Thanks in advance
  7. Thunder

    Thunder TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Internet Explorer 6.0.:D
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  9. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    Mictlantecuhtli is right, Microsoft has pulled Powertoys and is making many changes to it. I heard several reports of Microsoft rereleasing Powertoys sometime in April.

    I also have to agree with Boeingfixer on XP by far being Microsofts most stable and fastest OS to date. I've tweaked it beyond belief and am getting the results to prove it. The features are vast and some very useful. I too am happy with my copy of XP Pro!!! :)

  10. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Thanks Mictlantecuhtli, i couldn't find the link anywhere. I need it to get rid of some stuff. Thanks a mil
  11. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Well I went to the net tonight to get Power Toys and was greated with this warm and cheerie message.

    (January 31, 2002 update) PowerToys will not be available today as previously stated here. We're sorry, because we know you like them a lot. PowerToys are currently being improved, and will be available for download in April 2002.

    Guess I will have to wait.
  12. Analog

    Analog TS Rookie

    You can grab the current XP Powertoys here, boeingfixer.
  13. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Thanks Analog, I will have to try to get it when I get home tonight.
  14. prashidi

    prashidi TS Rookie Posts: 87

    Macromedia UltraDev would be my favorite piece of software. Its real handy when wanting to create a website. It kind of makes a messy html but it looks real good. I also like Macromedia Fireworks for imaging needs. Its not as crafty as Photoshop but gets the work done pretty easily.
  15. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    I am big into the utility programs such as Motherboard Monitor, Sisoft Sandra and any popup killer software that actually works.

    My favorite software that I paid for is Norton Antivirus. Without it I would probably have gotten the badtrans virus a month ago.
  16. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    I agree Svtcobra, I would put my Norton AV on the top of the list. It has saved me too.
  17. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    As I posted earlier I also agree with you guys. Norton Antivirus has kept me clean of viruses since I've had it installed.

    Still got the fingers crossed ;)
  18. ontguy

    ontguy TS Rookie

    I would say WinDVD it lets watch movies (dvd, avi, mpeg, etc.) at full screen on my TV without having to strech the video window.

    For most useful software Partion magic 7. On the fly partioning and margining is a great convenience.
  19. puck_andy

    puck_andy TS Rookie Posts: 32

    While underrated...............

    I'd have to go with the calculator. Sure, my calculator cost a thousand bucks, but hey, it has a mouse attached!!! Second place definitely goes to defrag for the neat patterns. I could watch it for hours. Let me come to your house, I could defrag your comp for you. Please?

    Nothing but time.
  20. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    Re: While underrated...............

    Personally one of my favorite apps is a little conversion utility called Unit Calc, its a handy little app for converting several types of measurement like; weight, mass, volume, temperature, speed, etc... This app is a lifesaver for me.

    A close second would probably be Power VCR, not only is it the only app I've found that completely works correctly with my Tuner card but it also includes Power DVD. It also lets me record edit and convert video, directly from my Tuner or from my Camcorder, it also plays and records from files and disc.
  21. walleys

    walleys TS Rookie

    Well, overall I can't live without Photoshop and I suggest getting the newest version you can lay your hands on because each revision is consistantly fantastic.

    For music it's MusicMatch Jukebox. It's really the only choice for hardcore music collecting/listening and it burns CDs better than Roxio or Nero.

    I've been an Internet Explorer user forever but the newest flavor of Opera is getting more and more use on my system lately. Stay away from Mozilla for a while. Too many bugs to work out.

    And in the P2P area, for now it's KaZaa. But try Limewire! It works best with broadband though.
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