your favorite software

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by mantra, Jan 14, 2006.

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi mates
    we are in '06 , I would like to know from you


    1. your favorite software
    2. the softwares that you can't live without
    3. the worses software that you tried

    maybe with a short description
     
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  2. Slovak

    Slovak Registered Member

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    1)Photoshop, GIMP
    2)KAV, Linux on my linux box, Spamihilator
    3)registry cleaners, AVG, Thunderbird, Firefox
     
  3. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I don't know what my favorite softwares are anymore.
    On Wednesday 2006.01.18 my new and fast computer will be there around noon.

    I will keep these softwares :
    1. MS Office 2000
    2. Firefox
    3. Thunderbird
    4. CCleaner

    Still no choice for :
    1. Partitioning Software
    2. Image Backup Software
    3. CD/DVD Burner
    4. Firewall
    5. ShadowUser (much later)
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    Favorites: Sygate, Proxomitron, Firefox, IrfanView
    Can't live without: Firefox
    Worst: PestPatrol, BitDefender AS, Pivx
    Mrk
     
  5. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    my favorite software : foobar , miranda ,nncron, outpost ,nod32 ,total commander ,jvp16 ,eac ,wavelab5 , lame.exe

    can't live without : opera , nod32 , ScanSoft OmniPage , acronis ,genie backup manager 6

    Worst: Systemworks.Premier.2006 , fix-it , system mechanics 6
     
  6. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    That's an easy one, FirstDefense-ISR by Raxco. My second favorite, MacroExpress. My third favorite is so far behind those two that I don't even know what my third favorite is.

    Acadia
     
  7. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    1.(FAVORITE)-PHOTOSHOP-NEAT IMAGE-GOOGLE-GOOGLE EARTH-MS WORD

    2.(CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT)- SHADOWUSER - NOD32 - OPERA - ADMUNCHER

    3.(NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE)- NORTON INTERNET SECURITY 2004 - AHNLAB V3
     
  8. TNT

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    1 favorite -> Cygwin, VMWare, Deep Freeze, Vim and the whole OpenBSD operating system

    2 can't live without -> Cygwin, Process Guard, Sandboxie, Vim, Emacs, OpenBSD, and Firefox

    3 the absolute worst programs I've ever tried -> the unholy trio of Frontpage (probably the worst software ever created by Microsoft, and that's saying something), Norton Utilities (around 1996, they trashed my system for good), and Outlook (a bloated, pathetic mess).
     
  9. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    Favorite:VBA32,Ewido AntiMalware,FireFox,Opera.

    Can't Live Without:Ace Optimizer Utilities,Index.Dat Suite.
     
  10. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    Favs: NOD32, Visual Studio, Firefox, Ewido, Thunderbird

    &

    *shameless plug*

    The 2 software titles in my signature :D :blink: :p
     
  11. worst: shareware, trial software
    cant live without.. uhh.. freeware/open source
    fav.. freeware/open source
     
  12. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    1)Favorites: Opera, nLite, ProcessGuard, NOD32, GhostWall, MigrateEasy, TU2006.
    2)Can't Live without: see #1
    3)Worst: pest patrol, crap cleaner, ATI.
     
  13. sir_surfalot

    sir_surfalot Guest

    1. Some of my favs: Firefox, Sandboxie, WinPatrol, Screamer Radio, Computer Chess, GoBack.

    2. Some I can't live without: Firefox, Sandboxie, Screamer Radio, GoBack, Nero7 (because it's the only dvd burning software I currently have :( ), my firewall and AV.

    3. Worst: Windows/IE/OE, System Mechanics, SpyCatcher-Express.
     
  14. SwordOfSecurity

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    1.) favs: firefox, avast!, ms antispyware, ewido, a squared, ad-aware, spybot SD, hijackthis, ghostwall, spywareblaster and ms visual studio.

    2.) i guess all the ones listed in #1 :p

    3.) NAV stuff ( i hate symantec :blink: ), ZA Pro (too many errors and stability problems), AVG free, kazaa (looooooong time ago but i guess it counts even though its long gone from my computer), mcaffee products (i hate em just like symantec :blink: )
     
  15. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    Firefox
    Firstdefence ISR
    Appdefend
    Totalcommander
    And I just have bought Roboform that has made it to my list of absolute favourite programs :)
    2. same as above
    3. I cant say that any software that I have tried is "the worst" Some programs just dont play well with my configuration, but that doesnt mean they are "worst"
     
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  16. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    1) Favorites: DrWeb, A-squared Personal, MJRegWatcher*, K-meleon*, Watcher*, SmartBuster*

    2) Can't live without: PopPeeper*. It's my mail notifier, spam detector, and best friend for handling my 18 e-mail accounts.

    3) Detest: Task Catcher by WinPatrol (it's a total dog; a useless rip-off); M$ IE, OE, Office

    *Freebies
     
  17. NGRhodes

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    Favourite: Hard to choose they are all just tools to me, I pick the best one for the Job.
    I would have to say google bar is the most useful for me, in particular the word highlighting.


    The softwares that you can't live without: Everything thats installed, I only install whats needed to get my work done.

    On my Laptop:
    Diskeeper Pro 10
    FoxIt Reader
    Free Download Manager
    Google ToolBar
    MS Office 2003
    Visual Studio 2003
    Miranda IM
    NOD32
    SmartFTP
    SpywareBlaster
    Winrar
    Dreamweaver
    Fireworks
    Notetab light

    On my Server the only different Software are:
    Peer Guardian and Emule

    The worses software that you tried: Acrobat Reader (current version), crashes, uses excess ram, updates in a silly way, the single worst example of an overcomplicated tool to do a very simple job.
     
  18. Favorites: Foxit Reader, Tuneup Utilities,
    Wouldn't be without: AdMuncher, Image For Windows
     
  19. Forgot worst experience: #1DVDRipper
     
  20. UKCFWMC

    UKCFWMC Guest

    this should be a sticky :)
     
  21. TNT

    TNT Registered Member

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    Indeed. Acrobat Reader has become a ridiculously bloated, heavy, slow, absurd piece of trash. Foxit reader is like 20 times smaller and three times faster and does the same things Acrobat Reader does.

    Other examples of software that just keep going more bloated, heavy on resources, and junky are ITunes and RealPlayer. I'll never install this trash on my computer.
     
  22. Dense

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    lol, realplayer is pre-installed if you have a "craputer".. so is aol, and all those other fire hazzards
     
  23. Notok

    Notok Registered Member

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    Some of my favorite software is; Acronis True Image and Disk Director, PocoMail, FolderShare, ProcessTamer, IE Tab extension for Firefox, Trillian, xplorer2 (I got the paid version), Process Explorer (actually just about everything by SysInternals), CallStation, everything by Stardock, ZoneTick (tray clock replacement), Gadwin PrintScreen, Winamp, StatBar or WinBar, Foxit reader (recent convert), Electric Sheep (screensaver), The Godfather, Sveta Fully Loaded with DbPowerAmp, jv16 PowerTools, PerfectDisk, and WinOrganizer.
     
  24. Pain of Salvation

    Pain of Salvation Registered Member

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    1. Opera
    2. NOD32, Opera, PG
    3. AVG
     
  25. Dryopithecus

    Dryopithecus Registered Member

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    My favorites:
    - Quick Notes Plus
    - goscreen
    - Opera
    - TextAloud
    - Mathematica
    - Foxit Reader
    - Media Player Classic

    I can't live without it:
    - I can live without any software... :D
     
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