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what are your favorite softwares?

by bmmw7 / January 29, 2009 2:51 PM PST

Hi all,

I would like to know useful software that you really like.
I need to clean up my cluttered desktop & hard drive from unnecessary programs.
I tried this & that, but often times I didn't find programs that meet my needs. Too basic or too advance, but I would never know before downloading the trials. Then I didn't use some because I didn't like them.
My goal is to limit 1-2 programs per category.

Any categories are welcomed, but especially:
- photo editing (including resizing by pixels)
- scrapbooking (photo quality result should be excellent, not blurry)
- video editing PRO
- finding duplicate files (side by side, for easy comparing & deleting)
- file recovery (photo & video, original file size)
- organizing
- spyware & adware
- Operating System (I have Vista Premium right now, thinking about switching)

It would be great if you include a brief explanation of why I should consider using it.
Let me know if it has conflict with other product as well.

Thanks & please help!

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What I like?
by FrankQC / February 10, 2009 8:37 PM PST

My favourite would probably have to be VMware Workstation. It's awesome.
If you could also consider Linux as a software (although it's an OS) that would be in the list as well. Gotta love booting off a USB.

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my favs
by axyosh / January 9, 2010 3:17 AM PST

*Video Editing: Sony Vegas
*Photo Editing: Photoshop,Paint.NET
*Operating System: Windows XP and Windows 7 (I prefeer Windows XP)
*Navigators: definitively Firefox

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Favorites
by 2msafi / January 16, 2010 8:47 AM PST

- photo editing: HP Photosmart Essential 3.5

- video editing PRO: I've only used Windows Media Editor

- file recovery: I've never found one that I like


- spyware & adware: I believe in using many
1 - Find Junk Files http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&ved=0CAsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.cnet.com%2FFind-Junk-Files%2F3000-2248_4-10256053.html&ei=NV1SS_7mIZG6NvKZrJIJ&usg=AFQjCNGMUSw_RDbJFYpk1hW7t7V-a1ei1w&sig2=PnOzmL4l513HHEnnQmRT-g
2 - CCleaner http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=2&ved=0CBgQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccleaner.com%2Fdownload&ei=VF1SS9-gHoO8NrrUgb4L&usg=AFQjCNHAqfNC7zo7M7FkYsrUqhd0uievkQ&sig2=ORGVKKqvyuJeYPyR4bdjsA
3 - Spybot - Search & Destroy http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=2&ved=0CBoQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.cnet.com%2FSpybot-Search-amp-Destroy%2F3000-8022_4-10122137.html&ei=dF1SS_e3B5HENoTEgYIJ&usg=AFQjCNHaKYGLgJcQgqO2ZuV1Wh3qmr0I7A&sig2=DBJdqPezZ0aQWrgKIbqafQ
4 - SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html&ei=nV1SS82xGIOMNqGltIUJ&sa=X&oi=nshc&resnum=1&ct=result&cd=1&ved=0CA0QzgQoAA&usg=AFQjCNF0nGbgwP6LHb_uV-UmT-vq5ky6Og
5 - Spyware Terminator http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.spywareterminator.com/download/download.aspx&ei=wF1SS7fDCo-MNsKfhYwJ&sa=X&oi=smap&resnum=1&ct=result&cd=1&ved=0CA0QqwMoAA&usg=AFQjCNFQ8Iu1i8NTMZxS_7hKRaXEfVkakA
6 - SpywareBlaster http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&ved=0CAcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.javacoolsoftware.com%2Fsbdownload.html&ei=311SS_nTKYL2NYuaiZYJ&usg=AFQjCNFv5FK8g_lOHz_i9nAgA0ZfrLDYcA&sig2=6BnHhAUVk4o61q_xpBCL8g

- Operating System: Like the other poster, I generally like Windows XP more than Vista but I currently have Vista Home Premium 64-bit on the computer I use now.

Also some wordpress software for webhosting:

http://msafi.com/software-reviews/how-to-setup-a-review-and-comparison-site-using-wordpress/

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