Choosing to go from 32-bit Vista to 64-bit Windows 7, also meant choosing to do a “custom” installation of Windows. Meaning that I have to reinstall all my programs.
Still more to be added over the next few days, but here’s what I’ve got so far.
- Open Office – compatible with MS Office
- Mozy Home Unlimited (paid version) – after a horrendous support experience this summer, I’m not as big a fan of this company as I used to be, but I do like the concept of automatic offsite backups.
- Avast! Anti-virus – free alternative to the various paid security suites. (The main deterrent to malware is still a healthy degree of skepticism when clicking links.)
- Foxit Reader – alternative PDF reader
- VLC media player – plays dang near everything in terms of video or audio, and doesn’t bring unwanted baggage.
- Paint.Net – Image editor.
- 7-Zip – Fairly universal archive/extract tool. Even opens ISO files!
- InfraRecorder – Burn CDs and DVDs
- Picasa – photo management.
- VMWare Workstation – For software I don’t trust, for experimenting with other software environments (e.g. Linux), and other situations where my primary computer isn’t the best choice.
- Firefox – Web Browser
- Firebug – Debugging tool for use with Firrefox.
- Thunderbird – because I like desktop email
- Putty – Client for Telnet, SSH and FTP, plus it’s scriptable. (I’m not sure where to find this anymore.)
- Chrome – Web Browser from Google.
- Adobe Flash Player
- FileZilla – Both regular and Secure FTP.
- Visual Studio (Commercial version, but a free “Express” edition is also available).
- Subversion – Source code version control
- TortoiseSVN – Graphical User Interface for Subversion
- Notepad ++ – Semi-replacement for Windows Notepad.
- Microsoft Access – Because I haven’t moved everything to mySQL yet.
- Apache web server