Hi all. Most loved, most hated, most used, most unused software that you have tried and kept or removed? Thanks and Kind regards.
Most loved: CIS :D, Windows Live Mail, Chrome, MediaMonkey (the best music manager :P) and Wuala! (Ref link. You get extra free space by using it). Calibre is great for managing ebooks. Free Music Zilla can get the mp3s played on about any site. 88) WordWeb is a dictionary that is just a Ctrl+Alt+W away (highlight word, press key combo, and get definition, synonyms, and Wikipedia).
Most hated: IE (lol), Sony Reader Library (sometimes have to use it for ebook reader, but it is SOO buggy).
Most used: Chrome, Word, WL Mail.
Most unused: I guess PC games. I install some, play for a few days, and then get bored with them and later uninstall.
To Laserwraith, obviously this Topic didn’t generate a lot of interest, but I do appreciate your reply to it. Most loved at this moment is CIS V5 and probably CCleaner which I find is easy to save certain cookies when doing a cleanup. Most used Firefox, Outlook Express, Word and Excel, I definately am not a Firefox fanboy it just seemed to run a bit easier on my old system than other browsers. OE, probably old fashion way for e-mails but I find it easy and fast to use. Most unused IE and games. Most hated anything with upgrade now to paided version stuck in the GUI or popups, also anything that gives unnecessary startup entries. Kind regards and thanks for your response. I might give the new Dragon a try.
I always have Chrome and Servant Salamander opened.
I also use UltraVNC to connect to manage my torrents.
KomodoEdit as text editor, Mumble for voice chat, raptr and steam for gaming.
Foobar as mp3 player and splayer as video player.
filezilla (client and server) for the ftp stuff.
Speedfan to control… fans
Thanks for the reply Syl, I will check out some of the items that you have mentioned. Thanks and Kind regards
Notepad++. For AutoIt, Bash, Batch writing (syntax highlighted). Favourite for any text processing because of global font size adjustment, indents for transpositioned strings, search & replace robustness, string numbers (and ability to jump to any of them by ctrl+g).
AxCrypt (to lock important files from anyone even when logged in), Google SketchUP (free).
CdburnerXP (to burn audio CDs for my car ;), it does not have mp3 capable player yet). AIMP2 (tabbed playlists and replay gain playback). foobar2000 to write replay gain to music files.
Ant toolbar Ff addon (there is also ActiveX for IE?) + AoA Audio Extractor free will allow to get music trax from youtube.
Comodo TrustConnect (free), Tor to hide IP of my ISP.
DupFinder (12oclocker.com) – so many times it helped to get rid off excessive gigabytes.
Paint.NET to draw bigbars/userbars, enhance wallpapers etc
OpenOffice.org (no comments), Firefox because of some addons which are essential 4 me (e.g. NoSquint, TorButton).
Comodo Firewall (and Defense+) – best antimalware (anti theft) system i m aware of. XXCOPY to mirror docs to removable drive in one click, also to make incremental copies of Windows OS (with WAIK involved) – not ready yet.
XXCOPY to mirror docs to removable drive in one click, also to make incremental copies of Windows OS (with WAIK involved) -- not ready yet.
You can’t make XXCOPY bootable clones of the OS since Win9X, can you?
I used diskpart from WAIK 7 to create bootable partitions for XP. For example to get new bootable partition (spanned across whole hdd) from scratch instead of damaged system partition (not bootable), supposing MBR is not damaged (if damaged, diskpart can handle it, too, with additional command(s)):
select disk 0 select partition 1 delete partition create partition primary assign format fs=ntfs quick active exit
Then files (ntdetect.com, boot.ini, ntldr, \windows\ directory etc) are copied to new system partition (by imagex or xxcopy or …?).
At that time i used ImageX to backup system. Now i want to switch to XXCopy – the idea is to use /clone switch on live system, then boot WAIK 7 “live CD” and run again xxcopy with /clone switch to finish copying files which were locked on live system.
Then files (ntdetect.com, boot.ini, ntldr, \windows\ directory etc) are copied to new system partition (by imagex or xxcopy or ...?). At that time i used ImageX to backup system. Now i want to switch to XXCopy -- the idea is to use /clone switch on live system, then boot WAIK 7 "live CD" and run again xxcopy with /clone switch to finish copying files which were locked on live system.
Using other utilities is another question.
But remember that xxcopy (a fine utility indeed) is not able per se to clone NT systems to a bootable extent:
But of course, very simple things (the first i can think of is mkbt) are able to do the job at the command line, and hence from a batch if you want to automate the process.
I don’t use xxcopy anymore, i now make my (non bootable) backups with SyncBack: it produces backups as i want in their native format, including over the network, but it does not support command line neither locked files.
A trick to copy locked files from a multiboot system is of course, whatever the software is, to run the backup process of the non-running partition specifying it from the running one.
Technical but interesting reading guys. Thanks for your replies and Kind regards to you all.
Most loved - uTorrent - Aimp2 music player…Isobuster, Wordweb
Most hated - IE8, Norton Antivirus