I have so much software on my computer that i got to thinking; what would most people consider as essential software to have on a new system. I am thinking of AV, Security suites, Firewalls etc and any other software that you think should be on a new system?
Mine is: TM PC-cillin (Security Suite) Ad-Aware SE Microsoft Office 2003 WinDVD Acrobat Pro 8 I-tunes Photoshop CS2 SuperCleaner
I agree leo49 but i think what i am trying to gather is what are the common "essential" progs for the majority of people whatever you use the machine for i.e. progs that every computer should have. This is because you can look at reviews and comparisions of many of the necessary progs (AV, firewall etc) but in practice they don't mean nothing and it's peoples experience that shows whether a prog is worth having or isn't and i seem to try so many different progs for so many different things it would be nice to see what other people were using, not necessarily the Acrobat Pros and Photoshops because they are essential to what i do and what i need. I ahve used about 4 different security suites based on reviews and the one i ended up using was from peoples opinions about it.
Personally I would use Advanced Windows Care instead of supercleaner, & Raxco Perfect disk instead of Diskeeper or O&O. Belarc is also useful as is a password remover program & a pdf converter program.