Software I can't live without

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    Software I can't live without

    This is really just a disguised way to look for new interesting software

    Name some of the software you simply can't live without. That software that you like to have around even if you don't always use it; aka your favorites.

    Mine (in no particular order):

    . Celestia
    http://celestia.sourceforge.net/

    . Stellarium
    http://www.stellarium.org/

    . Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall
    http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Kerio.cfm (former Kerio Personal Firewall, former Tiny Personal Firewal. Yeah. This has been with me for a veeery long time. Still free)

    . Gravity
    http://mpgravity.sourceforge.net/ (Also with me since version 1 when it was a commercial product)

    . HTTrack
    http://www.httrack.com

    . ADOM and Nethack's Slash'em
    http://www.adom.de/ and http://www.slashem.org/ (I simply will never get bored with these two. Been too many years already.)

    . DAEMON Tools
    http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php


    Sorry Linux folks.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Wow! I never heard of any of that software.

    [1] Adobe Photoshop CS2
    [2] Steam (For my games)
    [3] iTunes (For podcasts)
    [4] Firefox (My browser)
    [5] Visual Studio 2005 Standard (My IDE!)
    [6] AVG (Virus thingy )
    [7] Windows Media Connect (So my I can access my computer from my 360)

    Yay! Mine is colorful!
    Videogame Memories!
    A site dedicated to keeping videogame memories alive!

    http://www.videogamememories.com/
    Share your experiences with us now!

    "We will game forever!"

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    DAEMON Tools
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    Media Player Classic
    WinRAR

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    Come to think of it, most software I use is replaceable. These four are not. I'm just too used to them.
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    Here are mine, in no particular order:

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    Soulseek

    Actually I dunno. I might be able to deal with another OS. Never tried. But soulseek has provided me with a lot of soul. I support artists that make good music. I also need wordpad to write my papers for school. I still need a good method of keeping my music under control.

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    • Spybot S&D
    • Zone Alarm
    • AVG Free
    • Diskkeeper 10
    • MSVC .NET 2005 Standard
    • Blender
    • Truespace
    • Gamespace lite
    • Corel PShop Pro X
    • GIMP
    • Cube the Sphere (for gnomonic projections)
    • MSN Messenger 7.5 (for game dev chat)
    • TeamSpeak 2 (ditto)
    • ULead Cool 3D
    • Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio
    • Microsoft HELP () since I use it so much.
    • DirectX SDK
    • Platform SDK


    There are more but thats enough.

    The number one most important piece of software that is not installed on my computer, but that I use pretty much every day, every time I'm on the computer, and pretty much any time it's on is:

    [drumroll].....GOOGLE!!!!!......[/drumroll]

    Many thanks to the Google gods for their awesome search engine.
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    >Spybot S&D
    >AVG Free

    Snap! I also have both of these. I think the AVG Free virus killer is a good tool. Never let me down and always updates when needed, better than that awful Norton 2001 I had, it was so outdated.
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    > But soulseek has provided me with a lot of soul.

    Will definitely take a look. For the life of me I can't seem to remember the name of P2P I used around 5 or 6 years ago when I was first introduced to web free artists and/or unsupported artists. It was not napster or kazzaa no. They hardly did anything of that. I remember it was blue *shrug*. The searching was web based, the download through a client.

    Anyways, great music was being distributed back then with full approval and blessing of these great artists. Some of them were simply awsome. And a few of them started their careers doing it. Heck! Even one of my favorite bands, Hooverphonic, distributed some of their songs there.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    1) Firefox - for internet
    2) Audacity - for recording
    3) Fruity Loops - for working with my music and stuff
    4) Gaim - for talking to friends
    5) iTunes - for listening to musica
    6) BitTorrent - for downloading said musica before I buy it... exactly.

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    Winamp for listening to music
    itunes for putting songs into my ipod
    Opera my favorite browser
    VMware Workstation to run parallel operating systems
    MSN Messenger for chatting with friends
    DCPlusPlus to share data on our LAN
    Steam for playing counter-strike
    Dev-Cpp for programming
    Code:
    >+++++++++[<++++++++>-]<.>+++++++[<++++>-]<+.+++++++..+++.[-]>++++++++[<++++>-] <.>+++++++++++[<++++++++>-]<-.--------.+++.------.--------.[-]>++++++++[<++++>- ]<+.[-]++++++++++.

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