Must Have Software

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.

  1. Windows Server 2003
  2. Motherboard Drivers
  3. Firefox
  4. Windows Update –
    1. Win2K3 SP1
    2. About 49 other patches
  5. Microsoft Office
  6. Microsoft Lookout
  7. Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional
  8. Microsoft Money
  9. Google Picasa
  10. Google Toolbar (got a big ad when browising Google’s homepage)
  11. Macromedia Flash
  12. Van Dyke SecureCRT
  13. Motorola Phone
  14. Techsmith SnagIt
  15. NSIS
  16. Windows Live Writer
  17. Macromedia Fireworks

Lots of Microsoft in that list!

2 thoughts on “Must Have Software

  • December 13, 2006 at 2:24 pm

    Cool, I didn’t realise Lookout was still available on its own.

    Do you have a text editor of choice?

  • December 14, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    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.


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