Software Reinstall

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.
The List:
General Computing

  • 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.

Internet Tools

  • 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.

Developer Tools