Well, my motherboard died over the weekend, so I had to rebuild and reinstall everything. Must have software is the software you install first, right? Here is the list, in order.
- Windows Server 2003
- Motherboard Drivers
- Windows Update –
- Win2K3 SP1
- About 49 other patches
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Lookout
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional
- Microsoft Money
- Google Picasa
- Google Toolbar (got a big ad when browising Google’s homepage)
- Macromedia Flash
- Van Dyke SecureCRT
- Motorola Phone
- Techsmith SnagIt
- Windows Live Writer
- Macromedia Fireworks
Lots of Microsoft in that list!
2 thoughts on “Must Have Software”
Cool, I didn’t realise Lookout was still available on its own.
Do you have a text editor of choice?
Yup – shortly after publishing that list, I installed gvim and cygwin. But for my programming work I find I use Visual Studio a lot more than vi these days.