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What software do you use?

Postby space_man on Wed May 20, 2009 3:00 am

List the programs that you use on your computer and whether it's free/paid. This is just to give recommendations to people, and see what other people use. :)

OS: Windows XP, Ubuntu (free)

Security: Avast (free), Zonealarm (free)

Web browser: Firefox (free)

Email: Thunderbird (free)

Audio player: Winamp(free), iTunes (free)
Audio conversion: dBPowerAMP

Video player: Winamp (free), DivX player (free)
Video codecs: K-Lite (free)

Office: OpenOffice.org (free)

FTP: FireFTP (free)

CD/DVD burning: NTI

Messaging: Pidgin [for MSN] (free)

IRC: XChat

File compressor: Winrar

Image editing: Photoshop CS4 Extended, Inkscape (free)

Music production and editing: FL Studio 8, Audacity (free)

Screen writing: Celtx (free)

Downloads: uTorrent (free), Newsbin Pro

Random: WhatPulse (free)
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby Dreyesbo on Wed May 20, 2009 3:22 am

Wow, you got lots of free/open source stuff :thumbup:

OS: Windows Vista, (sadly) I still have an Ubuntu CD somewhere, though :hmm:
Security: Avast (free) (I did used Zone Alarm, but I stopped using it, I don't remember why :lol: )
Web browser: Chrome (I used FF before, but it took 400 MB of memory...and my Vista laptop has 1GB of memory, so...do the math. It had to go :( )
Email: Gmail (not software, though :P)
Audio player: AlSong (free)
Video player: AlShow(free)
Office: Microsoft Office 2007
FTP: AlFTP
CD/DVD burning: Roxio, Nero
Messaging: Windows Live Messenger, Digsby (GTalk, Twitter, ocassionally MSN too)
IRC: Chatzilla (free), mIRC
File compressor: Winrar
Image editing: Photoshop CS3
Music production and editing: Audacity (free)
Screen writing: Final Draft
Downloads: uTorrent (free), Ares P2P
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby Gus TT Showbiz on Wed May 20, 2009 3:30 am

Nice one spatial! :thumbup:

OS: Windows 7 RC (free), Ubuntu (through Wubi)(free)

Security: nod32

Browser: Firefox (free)

Audio Player: foobar200 (free) , iTunes (free)

Video: VLC Media Player (free) , K-Lite Codec Pack (free) , Real Alternative (free)

CD Burning: iTunes (free)

DVD Burning: Convertxtodvd3

Office Program: OpenOffice.org (free)

Downloading: µTorrent (free), Internet Download Manager

Instant Messaging: Pidgin (free)

File Compression: Winrar

Image editing: Photoshop CS4

IRC: Chatzilla (free)

PDF Viewer: Foxit (free)

Uninstaller: Revo Uninstaller (free)
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby Magic Box on Wed May 20, 2009 3:45 am

You guys prove the saying that this is a free world. :lol:

OS: XP.
Security: NOD32 - all brand new and paid for. My free antivirus has gladly welcomed a very malicious trojan and that was the end of my HD. I'm all for hospitality, but tramps can stay at the door.
Web browser: Firefox, with this cool Persona add-on that I'm going to marry just now.
Email: Thunderbird.
Audio Player: iTunes.
Video players: DivX and Actual
Office: OpenOffice
CD/DVD burning: Nero
Messaging: Live Messenger
IRC: No way. And no Twitter, and no Facebook. Go away you all.
File Compressor: Winrar
Image Editing: Paint Shop Pro, Unfreez (to convert self-made emoticons for MSN) and a newly acquired Photoshop CS3
Music production and editing: Audacity, NBX Audio Converter, Windows Magnetophone (hey, it's still useful for quickly editing Windows sounds!)
Screen writing: Adobe InDesign
Random: Driver Robot to update all drivers simultaneously (not free.)

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Re: What software do you use?

Postby PandaVamp on Wed May 20, 2009 4:36 am

OS: Windows Vista
Security: ESET NOD32, Spybot Search and Destroy (first isn't free, second is)
Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari... (all free) For some very specific reasons, IE :unsure:
Email:I just go to gmail :P
Audio player: iTunes (free)
Video: DivX, Windows Media, Real (to download stuff, mostly), QuickTime, VLC Media Player, Matroska Pack (all free)
Office: Microsoft Office 2007
CD/DVD burning: Nero
Messaging: Windows Live Messenger, Skype, (but almost never use these two) and TwitterFox (all free)
IRC: Chatzilla (free)
File compressor: WinRAR (not free, but you can use forever without paying)
Image editing: Photoimpact X3
PDF: Adobe Acrobat
Downloads: µTorrent (free)
Random: Orbit (to download web contents, like videos, etc. Free), Easy Screen Capture2 (not free, but can use without paying, they just add a little logo you can simply cut out :P )
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby Sym on Wed May 20, 2009 9:16 am

OS: Winxp

Security: Avg ( free)

Browser: Opera :hail: (free)

Audio Player: BsPlayer (free) winapp (free)

Video: VLC Media Player (free) , BsPlayer (free) real (free)

CD Burning: nero

DVD Burning: nero

Office Program: OpenOffice.org (free) and Mic. Office 2007 :hail:

Downloading: µTorrent (free), dap, anche download opera :hail:

Instant Messaging: Twittter

File Compression: Winrar

Image editing: Photoshop CS4, Pain Shop Pro

IRC: Chatzilla (free)

PDF Viewer: Adobe

Uninstaller: win remover, reg cleaner,
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby DarkUFO on Wed May 20, 2009 9:56 am

OS: Windows 7
Security: AVG (Free)
Web browser: Firefox (free) and Chrome (Free)
Email: Gmail (free)
Audio player: VLC (Free)
Video player: VLC (Free)
Video codecs: None
Office: OpenOffice.org (free)
FTP: FileZilla (free)
CD/DVD burning: CDBurnerXP (Free)
Messaging: Pidgin [for MSN] (free)
IRC: Chatzilla (Free)
File compressor: 7-Zip (Free)
Image editing: Paint.Net (Free)
Music production and editing: Audacity (free)
Downloads: uTorrent (free)
IM: Pidgin (free)
Backups: Mozy (free)
PDF: FoxitReader (free)
Text: Notepad++ (free)
Screencapture: ZScreen (free)

Random: Twitter, Replay Media Catcher, Twhirl, URL Snooper, PDFFill, UltraMon, AutoHotKey, FastStoneImageViewer, IrFanView,
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby zeek on Wed May 20, 2009 4:02 pm

OS: Windows XP and I have Ubuntu somewhere :|
Security: Avast (free)
Web browser: Firefox (free)
Audio player: Windows Media Player (free)
Video player: Realplayer (free), DivX player (free) and VLC Media Player (free)
Video codecs: K-Lite Codec Pack (free)
Office: Microsoft Office 2007 (free)
CD/DVD burning: Nero (free)
Messaging: Windows Live Messenger (free)
File compressor: WinRAR (free)
Image editing: ImageReady, Photoshop (free :whistle:)
Music production and editing: Audacity (free)
Downloads: uTorrent (free)
Text: Notepad (free)
PDF: Adobe Acrobat (free)
Random: PHPDesigner (free)
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby T.L.A. on Wed May 20, 2009 8:35 pm

OS: Windows XP SP3
Security: Avast Antivirus, Comodo Firewall Pro (free), Spybot - Search & Destroy (free), Anti-Malware (free)
Web browser: Firefox (free)
Email: Windows Live (free)
Audio player: Media Player Classic (free)
Video player: Media Player Classic (free)
Office: Microsoft Office
CD/DVD burning: Nero
Messaging: Windows Live Messenger (free)
File compressor: ZipGenius (free), 7-Zip (free)
Image editing: Macromedia Fireworks & a dozen freeware tools
Music production and editing: Audacity (free) & half a dozen freeware tools
Downloads: uTorrent (free), Soulseek (free)
Other frequently used programs: MP3 Tag Tools (free), Exact Audio Copy (free), CCleaner (free)
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby LittleTiger on Thu May 21, 2009 12:27 am

OS: Mac OSX 10.5.7
Security: Mac OSX :thumbsup:
Web Browser: FireFox (free) using Personas
IRC Client: Chatzilla (Free add-on for FF)
Ad remover: AdBlock Plus (Free add-on for FF)
Audio/MP3/Video: iTunes (free) QuickTime (free) WinAmp (free)
DVD Burning/Movies: iTunes & iDVD - (included in Mac OSX)
Graphics: Graphic Converter (came with Mac OS)
Productivity: MS Office for Mac (Came with the comp)
Email: Thunderbird & Gmail (free)
Chat: Gmail Chat
Web development: Macromedia Studio MX (haven't upgraded since 2004!)
ZIP files: Stuffit (comes with Mac OSX)
PDFs: Acrobat & Mac OSX Preview
Photos: iPhoto and software that came with my Camera

Tons of other stuff that came with the Mac..... :D
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby Jamielost on Thu May 21, 2009 4:17 pm

OS: Windows Vista
Security: CA Anti Virus & Spyware (paid)
Web browser: Firefox (free)
Email: Hotmail/Windows Live (free)
Audio player: iTunes (free)
Video player: WMM (free), DivX player (free)
Messaging: Windows Live Messenger (free)
IRC: Chatzilla (free)
File compressor: Winrar (free)
Image editing: Photoshop CS3 Extended (free)
Video Editing: Vegas Movie Studio (paid)
Random:CCleaner (free)
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby dutchie on Thu May 21, 2009 8:40 pm

OS: OS X 10.5 Leopard
Security: OS X itself
Web browser: Firefox (free), Safari (free)
Email: Yahoo (free)
Audio player: iTunes (free)
Audio conversion: Switch (free)
Video player: Quicktime (free), VLC (free)
CD/DVD burning: Roxio Toast
File compressor: Stuffit (comes with Mac)
Image editing: Photoshop, Illustrator CS4
Web development: Dreamweaver, Flash CS3
Downloads: uTorrent (free), Vuze (free), UseNext
Random: MacTheRipper (free), iSquint (free), Flip4Mac (free)
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby Nicole on Fri May 22, 2009 5:46 pm

OS: Windows Vista
Security: AVG Antivirus (Free)
Web browser: Mainly Firefox, but I also use Chrome and IE sometimes.
Email: Gmail
Audio player: VLC Media Player, and iTunes (Free)
Video: VLC Media Player, RealPlayer (both free)
Office: Microsoft Office 2007
CD/DVD burning: Windows DVD Maker but it sucks. :thumbsdown:
Messaging: MSN
File compressor: WinRAR (They say it isn't free after a trial period, but you can keep using it!)
Image editing: Paint...? :P
PDF: Adobe Acrobat
Downloads: Flashgot, Rapidshare
Random: Flashget (Download manager), Prism Video Converter (To convert films, tv to mp4 etc), Switch Audio Converter (To convert audio from wma to mp3 etc).
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby Two Sides on Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:33 pm

OS: Windows 7 (Came with laptop)
Security: Panda Cloud Antivirus (free), Spybot search and destroy (free), Windows Defender (free), CCleaner (free and AMAZING)
Web browser: I only use Chrome but i also have IE and Firefox
Email: Hotmail (free)
Audio player: itunes (free)
Video: Windows Move Player, DivX, FLV player, Quicktime player, Real Player (free)
Office: Microsoft Office 2007 (free) :shifty:
CD/DVD burning: Nero (free)
IM: Windows Live Messenger (free) Chatango (free)
File extractor: 7-zip (free)
Image editing: Adobe Fireworks and Photoshop (free) :shifty:
PDF: Well Adobe Acrobat of course :D
Downloads: BitTorrent
Random: ImgBurn, Serif Web Plus, Dreamweaver (free) :shifty: Format Factory, WinderStat, (all free)
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Re: What software do you use?

Postby Devil's Arcade on Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:31 pm

Everything I have is free, even if it is not mean to be. :P

OS: Windows Vista

Security: Avira

Web browser: Firefox 4 BETA, Google Chrome

Email: Googlemail, Hotmail

Audio player: iTunes
Audio conversion: Total Audio Convertor

Video player: VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player
Video codecs: K-Lite

Office: OpenOffice

CD/DVD burning: ConvertXtoDVD

Messaging: MSN, Skype

File compressor: Winrar

Image editing: Photoshop CS4 Portable

Music production and editing: Cubase 5

Downloads: Rapidshare, uTorrent
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