Jan 2005

What software to install on Windows?

(4:40 pm) Tags: [Software]

I have a new CPU (Dell Dimension 8400), running Windows XP SP2. I am setting it up to be my primary windows development box. This article is to show what I have installed/use on a daily basis. Below is a list of installed software and the current version in use:

Stuff I don’t use everyday, but do need for the odd project:

Other stuff I should not forget:

Stuff I did NOT install:

Should I install these again?

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2 Responses to “What software to install on Windows?”

  1. Norman Rasmussen Says:

    As an alternative to Trillian (even the Pro version) is to convert yourself over to a Jabber client, (like Psi - It’s an open standards communication protocol, and it also has legacy support for those other networks. You can also login more than once (aka multiple ‘resources’) and all the connections are offloaded on the server, so the client stays fast and light, and there’s so much choice too.

  2. Matt Smith Says:

    Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 has been replaced by 7.0. Much faster. See my post at for some additional links.