I’m about to wipe my computer again, so I’ve decided to make a list of software I use every day.  Everything is free and/or Free except for two…

Google Pack – easy to install as a first step, includes:


  • Gaim – multi-protocol chat program: aim, yahoo, microsoft … gave trillian another try because it’s in Google pack, and it’s snappier
  • Skype – chat, voice, and pc <–> landline
  • (so I still have three IM applications running, oh well)
  • Azureus – bittorrent
  • + 7-zip – .zip .rar .tar .gz .7z

Office / Web Dev


Did I miss anything? Does anything get the job done better?