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    Default What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    Hi,

    I just got my laptop loaded with Windows 7.

    I would like to ask CSmembers what are the key software we should have in our laptop for photoediting, backup, work, etc

    In my mind, this is what I intend to have but not sure what is the best
    1. Antivirus - wonder what brand is reliable and wont crash PC
    2. Microsoft Office 2007 (for work)
    3. Currently I have a free photoshop lightroom and photoshop element
    4. Any other softwares to recommend ?

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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    1) GData - German product, double engine
    2) Not essential, OpenOffice does the same without license costs
    3) There is no free Lightroom version. Get a license key.
    4) IrfanView for quick image browsing; Firefox; Secunia PSI; Thunderbird; CDBurner; AlwaySync for backups.
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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    dunno what's on windows 7 but currently i have:
    1. photoshop cs4
    2. norton ghost to restore your desktop
    3. nero pro to burn
    4. skype

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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    - AVG (anti-virus)
    - KeyScrambler (anti-keylogger)
    - cCleaner
    - Flickr Uploadr
    - Google Chrome (FTW!)

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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    Photoshop CS4
    NOD32
    Office 2010 Beta
    Windows Live Messenger

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    1. Photoshop CS4
    2. Office 2007
    3. NOD32
    4. DLink IP Surveillance
    5. Google Chrome
    6. Newsgroup Application
    7. MSN Messenger


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    1. Office 2007
    2. Paint.NET
    3. Photoscape
    4. Firefox
    5. Winamp + Tune in to 1.FM


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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    On my desktop...

    1) still on office 2003 as too used to the interface. You can use Open Office(Free) + Thunderbird(Free) for office suite + email client.
    2) Avast Antivirus (free)
    3) IrfanView image viewer (free)
    4) 7-zip file compressor (free)
    5) CutePDF writer (free)
    6) K-lite mega codec pack to watch video (free)
    7) MSN messenger and skype (free)
    8) CDburnerXP (free)
    9) Canon ZoomBrowser and DPP (not free but comes with camera)
    10) KuWoo music box , PPSLive for entertainment (free)
    11) Lightroom 2, PS4 for photo (not free) , you can use Picasa(Free) + Gimp(Free) but I prefer the former combo.
    12) Acronis TrueImage Desktop (not free)
    13) Stellar Phoenix Data recovery (not free)
    14) Blue Coat's K9 web protection for kids content filtering (free)
    15) Pinnacle Studio for video editing (not free)
    16) AVI video convertor for video format conversion (not free)

    I think that's about it. Most software can be free. Only some specialized software needs to be purchased.
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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    1) MSN
    2) Firefox
    3) Photoshop CS4
    4) AVG antivirus
    5) CCleaner
    6) VMware
    7) Windows media player

    (: did i miss out any software? xD
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    window office(for work) - word excel ppt, project management, visio
    coding software(for tweaking stuff) - bloodshed
    stats software(for stock market) - minitab/spss/statgraphics
    photoshop -cs3/cs4
    picasa 3- i prefer this to lightroom - lightroom seemed kinda slow in my pc.
    brower!!! - chrome/firefox
    antivirus - avg/norton
    pplive - free p2p streaming movie
    utorrent - for you know wat
    games- warcraft...omg im still playing it.
    adobe - reader
    cutepdf- for writing pdf files

    thats abt it...the stuff i used over the last 30 days
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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    thanks guys, keep in coming...in fact, it would be good to share what we have so that we can have a feel of what most of our laptop / pc are running...in fact some of you have suggested some free apps, I have already start to source for the software...thanks guys...

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    I use firefox, ACDSee 3.0 for basic photo editing and organising (IMO much better than Adobe Lightroom), Adobe Photoshop CS4 for the heavy editing...and a rapidshare account (using Jdownloader for client software) for the...um...other stuff with Utorrent for backup. AVG free for anti-virus

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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    Just a question, what is the better photo organiser we can use ? I have a lot of photos in folders and looking for good photo organiser My colleague told me to try lightroom but what other softwares do you all recommend ?

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    seriously, try ACDSee Pro 3.0. there is a free demo version i think. or Picasa which is free from google

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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    Quote Originally Posted by FM2 View Post
    Just a question, what is the better photo organiser we can use ? I have a lot of photos in folders and looking for good photo organiser My colleague told me to try lightroom but what other softwares do you all recommend ?
    so far i find the bundled Adobe Bridge pretty good (bundled with CS4). I used to be on Lightroom 2 but the more I use it the more I find myself getting back to the familiar CS4 workspace.
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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    These softwares are in my pc, either oftenly used or at certain times:

    1.Photoshop CS4
    2.Lightroom 2
    3.Chrome, Firefox and IE
    4.Avast antivirus free edition
    5.uTorrent
    6.Adobe - reader
    7.Cutepdf
    8.Norton Ghost
    9.Nero
    10.Noise Ninja
    11.Photomatix
    12.Msn
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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    photoshop CS4
    lightroom
    adium
    keynote
    firefox
    ms office

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    Photoshop CS4
    Photomatix Pro
    Niksoftware suite for CS4
    Adobe Bridge
    iTunes
    Microsoft office suite
    Pinnacle Studios
    iMovie
    Google Chrome/Safari
    Skype

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    Need advice here...

    Do you backup your photos to at least 2 hard disks and what software do you use to sync them. I tried with a sw call goodsync pro but alamak, I dont know what the software did but some photos were lost !!!

    What other good software do you recommend ?

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    Default Re: What are the key software to have in your laptop/PC

    Quote Originally Posted by FM2 View Post
    Need advice here...

    Do you backup your photos to at least 2 hard disks and what software do you use to sync them. I tried with a sw call goodsync pro but alamak, I dont know what the software did but some photos were lost !!!

    What other good software do you recommend ?
    I backup to 2 different external hard drives, via my own logon/logoff script. It's pretty easy, just google "robocopy" or "xcopy" commands.
    Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite, X-Pro1
    XF 14/2.8, 18/2, 23/2, 35/1.4, 56/1.2, 60/2.4, 55-200/3.5-4.8

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