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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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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
2 - CCleaner
3 - Spybot - Search & Destroy
4 - SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
5 - Spyware Terminator
6 - SpywareBlaster

- 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:

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