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15 Pieces of Software to Install on Your New PC

15 Pieces of Software to Install on Your New PC
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Best Software to Install on a New PC

Simply put, this list answers the question "What should you install right after installing Windows on your PC?" Our list of fifteen software follows. It's based from our collective experience as long-time PC users.

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    skyjogger , July 20, 2012 2:30 AM
    you would really encourage some one to use iTunes? it is the worst pice of software ever made i advise people to avoid more than the palgue
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2012 4:19 AM
    7-zip, long before most of these programs.
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    internetlad , July 20, 2012 5:19 AM
    This article lost all credentiality at "iTunes"
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    Anonymous , July 19, 2012 10:32 PM
    GIMP is another very popular, powerful and free photo editing alternative.
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    rigelan , July 19, 2012 10:34 PM
    Mozilla Firefox going to head against Mozilla Firefox? Try again.
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    skyjogger , July 20, 2012 2:30 AM
    you would really encourage some one to use iTunes? it is the worst pice of software ever made i advise people to avoid more than the palgue
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    zeratul600 , July 20, 2012 3:03 AM
    dude copy transmanager over itunes 1000 times
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    egmccann , July 20, 2012 3:06 AM
    Don't care about tweetdeck, etc. However, when setting up a PC, instead of digging through all those (and more,) I can recommend going to ninite.com. Pick from a bunch of programs - including skype, chrome, opera, most of those mentioned here and more. Get a custom installer. Download, run, come back a few minutes later - done.

    Yeah, you can do it yourself by going to each site, but hey, one stop shopping, as it were. (And no unwanted addons.)

    (Of course, if your'e running the Win8 preview, you then spend the next 20 minutes deleting the uninstallers, readmes, etc - all the stuff formerly hidden by start menu folders - from the metro start screen, but that's a Win8 issue.)
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    trumpeter1994 , July 20, 2012 3:07 AM
    mmmmm no thanks I avoid itunes like its the plague
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    s3anister , July 20, 2012 3:16 AM
    Quote:
    In our most recent comparison of free anti-virus software

    Link please? I'd love to know if Avast! was any better than say, Comodo, at preventing and detecting viruses vs. just having a prettier/more friendly UI.
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2012 3:46 AM
    Total Commander!
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2012 4:19 AM
    7-zip, long before most of these programs.
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    calguyhunk , July 20, 2012 4:45 AM
    Looking at that VLC screenshot, the girls in the background are obviously unimpressed LOL! :D 
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2012 5:05 AM
    after clean install, update my OS to latest patch..latest hardware driver for best performance, directx runtime and then AV, MsOffice, firefox, Klite codec, picasa, .._ basic Pc needs
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2012 5:06 AM
    Skydrive instead of Dropbox. Do not forget about K-lite codecs pack.
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    internetlad , July 20, 2012 5:19 AM
    This article lost all credentiality at "iTunes"
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    yay , July 20, 2012 5:26 AM
    Stupid thing didnt post.

    WHY ON EARTH would you use openoffice over libreoffice?
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2012 5:52 AM
    Wrong! First thing you should install is

    Adobe Flash

    Net Framework 4.0

    Latest drivers

    firefox?

    then whatever u want
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    xxplosiv88 , July 20, 2012 6:35 AM
    Hahaha, CCleaner:

    "This utility also makes hiding your web history a snap."

    Read: Porn.
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    ryushin , July 20, 2012 7:29 AM
    OppenOffice?! Do people still use OO?! LibreOffice is the way to go!
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    catchercradle , July 20, 2012 7:30 AM
    Good to see that quite a few of the featured pieces of software will and do run on my computer which has been an M$ free zone for twelve years now.
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    Bloob , July 20, 2012 7:59 AM
    "So no matter how many online pseudonyms you maintain, this Adobe Air-bas"... next!

    And yeah, iTunes but no 7-zip, GIMP, pdf-reader, (uTorrent,) LibreOffice? And why no love for Opera?
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    back_by_demand , July 20, 2012 8:10 AM
    Why not XBMC, clearly the best media player in existance
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