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Mario F.
11-25-2006, 04:53 PM
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.

Sentral
11-25-2006, 05:28 PM
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!

OnionKnight
11-25-2006, 05:44 PM
Miranda
fulDC
Winamp
mIRC
Flashget
Firefox
uTorrent
UltraVNC
DAEMON Tools
Hotkey Master
PowerToy Calculator
Media Player Classic
WinRAR

CornedBee
11-25-2006, 05:49 PM
GNU/Linux & KDE ;)
jEdit
Firefox
amaroK

Come to think of it, most software I use is replaceable. These four are not. I'm just too used to them.

swgh
11-25-2006, 05:59 PM
MinGW32 compiler
Spygate firewall
codex 2.0 ( I have mario to thank for this )
Windows XP! lol
MSVC++ 2003.net IDE

joeprogrammer
11-25-2006, 06:20 PM
Here are mine, in no particular order:

Xcode (http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/xcode/)
Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/firefox)
Enlightenment (http://www.enlightenment.org/)
Adium (http://www.adiumx.com/)
Gaim (http://gaim.sourceforge.net)
Terminal (http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/unix/)
iTunes (http://www.apple.com/itunes/)

Tonto
11-25-2006, 07:13 PM
Windows
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.

VirtualAce
11-25-2006, 07:15 PM
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:

.....GOOGLE!!!!! ("http://www.google.com)......

Many thanks to the Google gods for their awesome search engine.

swgh
11-25-2006, 07:20 PM
>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.

Mario F.
11-25-2006, 08:20 PM
> 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.

Cheeze-It
11-25-2006, 09:45 PM
MS Paint

gcn_zelda
11-25-2006, 10:08 PM
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.

vart
11-26-2006, 12:21 AM
Winamp
Far
Virtualdub
Winzip

PING
11-26-2006, 02:21 AM
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

maxorator
11-26-2006, 06:28 AM
Wimamp
Firefox
Dev-Cpp
MSN Messenger

I don't use antiviruses nor firewalls.

twomers
11-26-2006, 08:55 AM
Matlab! It makes life so easy. (that or one of the other mathematical packages that are around the place, excel included).
Paint, though I could live without it I suppose, but most or my report graph ... enhancements are done on Paint ...
some kind of media player,
firefox,
Cool Edit pro (though I haven't used it in a while).
VLC player!


There are more, I'm sure, but these are the ones that first come to mind.

cboard_member
11-26-2006, 09:49 AM
VS 2003
Steam
WMP
Opera
Thunderbird
GIMP
Foxit (PDF Reader)

maxorator
11-26-2006, 10:21 AM
I've seen 3 Steams here. You guys really need help, you're seriously addicted.

psychopath
11-26-2006, 10:30 AM
VC 2005
Opera
iTunes
Milkshape 3D
Photoshop CS2
uTorrent
DVD Shrink
Nero
Windows Live Messenger
SmartFTP

Sentral
11-26-2006, 12:47 PM
I've seen 3 Steams here. You guys really need help, you're seriously addicted.
I laugh at your lack of anti-virus software. MWAHAHAH!!!!!!!

maxorator
11-26-2006, 03:25 PM
I've never had a virus. :D

Sentral
11-26-2006, 03:29 PM
You must live a boring life with no pr0n sites! :D

BTW, Steam gives me buttsecks. :)

h_howee
11-26-2006, 04:16 PM
I've never had a virus. :D

i envy you...

I tried installing kerio but ir keeps saying i got an internal error...
My norton antivirus serial number isnt working... (scammer)
im dling AVG =D

Sentral
11-26-2006, 04:21 PM
i envy you...

I tried installing kerio but ir keeps saying i got an internal error...
My norton antivirus serial number isnt working... (scammer)
im dling AVG =D

Wow. Norton is the worst anti-virus ever. Do yourself a favor and delete every single trace of that piece of crap off your computer, and install AVG Free.

swgh
11-26-2006, 04:33 PM
>Wow. Norton is the worst anti-virus ever. Do yourself a favor and delete every single trace of >that piece of crap off your computer, and install AVG Free.

I agree. Norton 2004 was rubbish. I paid 80.00 for it and then it asked me to rebuy it for 50.00 when the licsence ran out. AGV is one of the best kits you can get your mitts on for nought. But at uni I have to use McAfee, any views on that product? I thinks its ok but still prefer AGV which I have installed on my PC at home - the one I am using now lol

indigo0086
11-26-2006, 05:02 PM
Everything norton sucks. I was trying to set up a simple network on my mother's laptop and every other second you get a message "your connection is insecure, would you like to activate blah blah blah, NO. Then a warning message comes out every other second.

whiteflags
11-26-2006, 05:07 PM
WinDVD plays my movies and is awesome.

Sentral
11-26-2006, 05:20 PM
Another program to stay away from is ZoneAlarm. It will annoy the hell out of you!!! Anything that has to access the internet such as games or updates, will be blocked unless you accept the stupid message. It has a "Remember this option" checkbox if you accept or decline, but it doesn't remember your selection! :( *SHIVER* Forget that.....

h_howee
11-26-2006, 06:40 PM
process guard
itunes
firefox
wxDev-C++
Netlimiter
AVG (just got it 2 hours ago =D)
D2

g4j31a5
11-26-2006, 07:08 PM
Mine:
For Linux:
1. KDE
2. Konsole
3. KDevelop
4. Amarok
5. Firefox
6. KGet
7. Kwrite
8. Dosbox (to play the oldies)
9. Freeciv & Wesnoth (2 games I played the most in Linux)
10. Kaffeine
11. Open Office

For the Windows (I've got dual OS):
1. Winamp
2. Firefox
3. Visual Studio
4. Free Download Manager
5. AVG
6. All of the games
7. Dosbox
8. Irfanview
9. Media player classic & Satsuki Codec
10. Adware & spyware blocker
11. Regedit
12. MS Office

BobMcGee123
11-26-2006, 09:07 PM
Notepad

Mad_guy
11-26-2006, 09:12 PM
For Windows:

Visual Studio 2005
iTunes
VMware
IDA Pro
Process Explorer & Process Monitor
Foxit PDF Reader
RadRails (with InstantRails)
Textpad
LispWorks
Azureus
Flashget
MASM32 (NASM works too, but MASM32 is prefered on win32)


For Linux:

Xemacs
xCHM
XFCE
cscope + ctags
IRSSI
SwiftFox/Opera
NASM

Cactus_Hugger
11-27-2006, 12:57 AM
Here's mine:


The GNU C Compiler. (Or MinGW (http://www.mingw.org/), whichever is available.)
Notepad++ (http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/). (Textpad (http://www.textpad.com/) is good, but doesn't travel well.)
Any SysInternals utility.
Knoppix (http://www.knoppix.org/).
Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/).
Registry Commander (http://www.aezay.dk/aezay/regcmd/index.html). (When regedit is blocked...)
FileZilla (http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/).
A VNC (http://www.tightvnc.com/) home is always nice.
Nethack (http://www.nethack.org/). (Gotta have fun, no?)

Mario F.
11-27-2006, 08:21 AM
> Foxit PDF Reader

Bingo! Thanks for that. :) Been always wanting to replace fat, slow, adobe pdf reader. Only never actually thought of doing it.

cboard_member
11-27-2006, 08:41 AM
> Foxit PDF Reader

Bingo! Thanks for that. :) Been always wanting to replace fat, slow, adobe pdf reader. Only never actually thought of doing it.

Zomg I posted it like a gazillion posts ago.

Mario F.
11-27-2006, 09:21 AM
Oops. That you have.
I've been away from this thread and started looking from last to first post.

indigo0086
11-27-2006, 09:24 AM
How I love foxit, I have my browser at work set to automatically open pdfs with it. I just hate acrobat.

Rashakil Fol
11-27-2006, 01:44 PM
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEmacs!

Nothing else is needed. Well, bash is useful, for running inside Emacs, and for starting up Emacs, I suppose. X.org is useful since Emacs works in that with nicer fonts and colors. I suppose Synaptic Package Manager is a useful program, in order to have an easy way of downloading and installing Emacs. And of course there's the software it uses. Then there are the various programs you can use inside Emacs, like gcc, mit-scheme, ghc, hugs, .... I guess the software that recognizes usb drives is pretty useful, too, and the kernel's pretty swell, but not as swell as EEEEEEEEEmacs! Xemacs is better, but not as good. Emacs is my best friend <3.

cboard_member
11-27-2006, 02:10 PM
vim > "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEmacs!" :p

bumfluff
11-27-2006, 03:43 PM
HMMMMMM:

Firefox - internet browsing
Notepad - Web-page coding (yes I know, state of the art aint it)
America's Army - very addictive game
MSVC++ Express and Code::Blocks - both for compiling different things as tehy each have their merits.
Adobe Photoshop CS2 - image making
Creative Media Source - whithout which I wouldnt get my daily dose of DragonForce

Programs I could live without:

Noton Internet Security - it is aweful, but I still have a couple of months to go.
All the spyware lurking in my PC
Internet Explorer
Netgear WG311T - it keeps locking up

manutd
11-27-2006, 04:37 PM
Mine:

Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2 (although it's failing now :()
Cygwin
nano ;)
PuTTY
NASM/NASM-IDE
GAIM
MS PowerToys
MathCast
Nmap
Nessus
lusrmgr

twomers
11-27-2006, 06:39 PM
I'm going to mention Google here cause I haven't mentioned them yet. From the necessary to the utterly pointless I'm with ye all the way.

Mario F.
11-27-2006, 07:15 PM
Well... if we are going that route, then let me add another one besides google.

http://www.krugle.com/ Not even google code search beats this one.

Tonto
11-27-2006, 07:44 PM
>> Xemacs is better, but not as good.

Wurd.

swgh
11-28-2006, 02:51 AM
>Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2 (although it's failing now )

Yes, but its not your fault. I really wish the bloodshed team kept the Dev flame alive, but everybody has to move on to better things don't they? That aside, I still think Dev is the best "FREE" IDE out there. The mngw is a good compiler in my view and concidering I still have MSVC++ 6.0 installed in college, I am gald I can get home to a more compliant compiler than flagging declaring "i" within a for loop is invalid

vart
11-28-2006, 03:01 AM
a more compliant compiler than flagging declaring "i" within a for loop is invalid
I don't get it.

In c it is invalid. VC6 notifies it:

d:\work\projects\cpp\mysamples\classno\test.c(6) : error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before 'type'
In c++ it is valid and VC++6 compiles it well.
So what is the problem?

swgh
11-28-2006, 04:14 AM
I worded that a little worng, I mean when I use the same variable in two loops.


for ( int i = 0; i < 9; i++ )
cout << i << " ";

for ( int i = 1; i < 10; i++ )
cout << i << " ";

Error I see somtimes: "'i' redefinition; multiple initalization"

That error crops up mostly in nested loops.

swgh
11-28-2006, 04:16 AM
EDIT to solve the problem using that compiler I have to declare 'i' just once for all for loops using that scope

vart
11-28-2006, 04:44 AM
Isn't it the standard behavior? That the variable is delared from the point where it was declared till the end of the scope?

manutd
11-28-2006, 06:45 AM
New can't live without (to replace Dev-C++): Code::Blocks :D
It's working great, better than Dev-C++.