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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: Basic-Standard Apps that everyone should have.

    Basic-Standard Apps that everyone should have.
    By Mr Cherry August 20, 2001, 03:41 PM

    Say you have a fresh harddrive. Just installed Win95/98/2000. Now what do you load? I'm talking about apps that you just have to download to have your computer even close to being - Complete (not counting drivers). What apps do you just say "Duh, I always use this and need it."

    Here are some of mine:
    3dmark 2001
    Acrobat Reader 5.0
    Ad-aware
    Audiogalaxy
    Bearshare
    Direct X 8.0a
    Goldwave (MP3 encoding/editing)
    LeechFTP
    PowerArchiver
    Quicktime 5.02
    Realplayer 8
    RamIdle
    Winamp

    what am i missing?

    By GARRIN19 August 20, 2001, 03:45 PM

    CNET Catchup. You never know what came up while you were down.

    any ISP upgrade.

    By dandersen August 20, 2001, 05:32 PM

    Winzip is always useful.

    By dighn August 20, 2001, 05:45 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Mr Cherry:

    Here are some of mine:
    3dmark 2001
    Acrobat Reader 5.0
    Ad-aware
    Audiogalaxy
    Bearshare
    Direct X 8.0a
    Goldwave (MP3 encoding/editing)
    LeechFTP
    PowerArchiver
    Quicktime 5.02
    Realplayer 8
    RamIdle
    Winamp

    what am i missing?

    3D Mark 2001? Only hardcore gamers need that
    I would suggest the following:
    NoteTab Lite or any other good text editor, notepad just doesn't cut it
    Norton Antivirus
    Some sort of office suite
    Some sort of hardware monitoring program

    By patssle August 20, 2001, 06:20 PM

    photoshop 6
    cpu cool
    dsl stuff
    motherboard monitor
    winzip
    media player 7
    zone alarm
    IE 5.5

    then come my 100 other programs...

    By rkenders August 21, 2001, 01:46 AM

    Y'all didn't mention 2020 screen capture.

    By hobbes2112 August 21, 2001, 03:28 AM

    Browsers (Netscape, Opera)
    Messengers (AIM, ICQ, etc.)
    Ghostview (for postscript)
    The Cleaner (for trojan detection/removal)
    Service Packs

    By BloodRed August 21, 2001, 11:52 AM

    WindowBlinds
    MaxMem
    IconPackager
    ICQ
    WinRAR
    ...and I'm sure there are others.


    By kevin w August 23, 2001, 03:03 PM


    i keep these handy on a disk when i install new os:

    first and foremost NORTON GHOST
    x-setup/tweak gold
    sisoft sandra
    winmark 2001
    win ace
    nero cd burner
    acdsee viewer

    By Aurora August 24, 2001, 08:35 AM

    I always have the following:

    - WinZip
    - Fix It Utilities (excellent app)
    - Paint Shop Pro
    - Browser
    - Eudora
    - Cute FTP
    - Age of Empires II

    Those are the programs I can't "live without" and they go back onto the computer as soon as the OS is loaded.

    I've also found it handy to burn the latest versions of DirectX, GL Set-up, updates for my video, sound, monitor, and mouse drivers, along with software updates, and updates for my CD Burner and choice of burner software. I just keep burning them to CD every once in awhile and don't close the session (then I grab the latest ones as needed).

    The worst thing I find about doing a reformat and fresh Windows install is having to get windows and MSIE updated. Next in line would be the major hassle of ensuring you can locate all the game patches/mods etc for your favorite games.

    What a pain!


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