What is your favorite free Microsoft service or program

Discussion in 'polls' started by acr1965, Nov 1, 2012.

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Which is your favorite Microsoft program?

  1. Internet Explorer

    7 vote(s)
    6.2%
  2. Microsoft Security Essentials

    21 vote(s)
    18.6%
  3. Movie Maker

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  4. Live Instant Messenger

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Live Mail app/client

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  6. Media Center

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. Paint

    7 vote(s)
    6.2%
  8. Windows Media Player

    8 vote(s)
    7.1%
  9. Photo Gallery

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  10. Photo Viewer

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  11. Hotmail/Live Mail / Outlook.com

    11 vote(s)
    9.7%
  12. SkyDrive

    18 vote(s)
    15.9%
  13. Other (please state which)

    33 vote(s)
    29.2%
  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Which free microsoft program is your favorite? If yours is not listed, please state which one it is. For this poll we will consider apps as well as online services such as hotmail and skydrive. Also, a selection covers all the versions. For instance, Windows Media Player covers the current version as well as previous versions. Same with Internet Explorer. The reason for this is because some people still use XP and may not be able to upgrade.
     
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  2. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    Explorer for me.
     
  3. Wild Hunter

    Wild Hunter Former Poster

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    I appreciate and use (in different occasions) all the listed free software and services from Microsoft. The one I like more at the moment is SkyDrive.
     
  4. acr1965

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    I almost picked MovieMaker but went with WMP. MM would be a winner with a couple extra options. I believe many people preferred a prior version but that may not be able to be run on W7.
     
  5. puff-m-d

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    Autoruns
     
  6. acr1965

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    good call...forgot to list that as well as process explorer and the related sysinternals apps
     
  7. Pinga

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    None. There are better alternatives for every single one you listed :p
     
  8. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    None! All those programs are crap compared to the alternatives available! starting with Windows Media Player and IE
     
  9. m00nbl00d

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    I voted other - Sysinternals tools and Microsoft EMET. Besides the O.S itself.

    I also use Notepad, ocasionally.
     
  10. PJC

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    Paint has been fairly good...
     
  11. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Other, Microsoft EMET. No other software do I use the least and the same time as using the most.
     
  12. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    FREE??
    most of them are paid softs;)

    i voted WMP
     
  13. ams963

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    Skydrive. :)
     
  14. tomazyk

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    Sysinternals tools for me.
     
  15. Noob

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    I use Hotmail/Outlook a lot (Web mail) and i also use Windows Live Messenger every single day. :D
     
  16. silat

    silat Registered Member

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    Outlook 2007
    Still love it.
     
  17. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    I like and use MSE and Live Mail the most....
     
  18. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    Other, I like W7 built in imaging tool.
     
  19. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    i voted hotmail/outlook etc

    but i would have voted as well for Skydrive and Skype if i could.
     
  20. Aventador

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    Skydrive!
     
  21. mick92z

    mick92z Registered Member

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    I use movie maker to maker photo slide shows with music and great animations,it's fantastic, please tell me a better free alternative. Thanks
     
  22. jo3blac1

    jo3blac1 Registered Member

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    Paint has been a simple, no BS, low memory app that thank god hasn't changed much over the years but I voted for MSE just because it has low memory usage and I am currently using it with SBIE.
     
  23. encus

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    None! I don't like any of them except Windows maybe.
     
  24. new2security

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    I'd say Emet and Sysinternal's software.
     
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