15 Pieces of Software to Install on Your New PC

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  • skyjogger
    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
    7-zip, long before most of these programs.
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  • internetlad
    This article lost all credentiality at "iTunes"
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  • Anonymous
    GIMP is another very popular, powerful and free photo editing alternative.
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  • rigelan
    Mozilla Firefox going to head against Mozilla Firefox? Try again.
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  • skyjogger
    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
    dude copy transmanager over itunes 1000 times
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  • egmccann
    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
    mmmmm no thanks I avoid itunes like its the plague
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  • s3anister
    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
    Total Commander!
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  • Anonymous
    7-zip, long before most of these programs.
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  • calguyhunk
    Looking at that VLC screenshot, the girls in the background are obviously unimpressed LOL! :D
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  • Anonymous
    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
    Skydrive instead of Dropbox. Do not forget about K-lite codecs pack.
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  • internetlad
    This article lost all credentiality at "iTunes"
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  • yay
    Stupid thing didnt post.

    WHY ON EARTH would you use openoffice over libreoffice?
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  • Anonymous
    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
    Hahaha, CCleaner:

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

    Read: Porn.
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  • ryushin
    OppenOffice?! Do people still use OO?! LibreOffice is the way to go!
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  • catchercradle
    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
    "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
    Why not XBMC, clearly the best media player in existance
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