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Software for Windows
 
 
Minimum recommended software
Install at least :
- Winrar
- Firefox 3
. Adobe Flash Player
. Java
. adblock+
. downloadstatusbar
- Thunderbird 1.5
. spell check dictionnaries
- MS Office 2000
. Word
. Excel
. Powerpoint
. MSDN File Format Converters
- Winamp 2.95
. flac plugin
. flskin
- VLC
- Media Player Classic or Media Player Classic Home Cinema
- CCleaner, Defraggler
 
Note. you could also use a prepared folder based on some portable apps solution like LiberKey (http://www.liberkey.com/logiciels-a-installer.html).
Note. you may want to add some anti-virus and spyware :
- eset nod32
- avast
- avgfree
- bitdefender
- antivir
- kaspersky
- f-secure
- f-prot
- spybot
- adaware
 
Note. you may want to add:
- filezilla 2 (http://pbraun.nethence.com/doc/net/filezilla2.html)
- vnc client
 
 
Degraggler configuration
Eventually schedule a daily defrag at 3 or 5 AM into Defraggler,
Settings > Options
Schedule tab > C: > Daily from 01/01/2010 at 03:00:00
Note. C is enought, don't bother with the data drivers
 
 
Additional software by cathegory
benchmarks
- Testdisk : http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
- Open Workbench : http://www.openworkbench.org/
chat
- Miranda-im
note. see config below
editors
- Metapad (no Notepad++)
emulators
- VMware Server 1.x (no Virtualbox)
games
- Wormux
graphics
- Paint.NET
- Xnview : http://www.xnview.com/
- Cygwin / Imagemagick : http://www.imagemagick.org/ & http://www.imagemagick.org/script/formats.php
- Fast image resizer : http://adionsoft.net/fastimageresize/
- Right click image converter
- Gimp for Windows (http://www.gimp.org/windows/)
Note. not Gimp Pack Mode, it just sucks
filesystems
- MacDrive ($$$) : http://www.mediafour.com/support/downloads.asp
mail
- nPOPQ : http://npopqfr.free.fr/
meta-pkgs
- Framakey : http://www.framakey.org/
misc
- MS Office 2000 - Word, Excel, Powerpoint
- MSDN File Format Converters
multimedia
- Virtualdub, MPEG2 plugin, AC3ACM
- CDEX
- Camstudio (not Adobe Captivate)
- Ulead MediaStudio Pro 8 (now Corel)
net
- Filezilla 2 (http://pbraun.nethence.com/doc/net/filezilla2.html)
- Utorrent 1.8.5
- Emule
(FR) Configure Emule : http://www.emule-france.com/configurer_emule.php
(FR) Enter 3 server lists (see page's 2nd part) : http://www.emule-france.com/download_emule.php
- Grabit
print
- Adobe Reader v5 (much lighter than the new ones)
- PDFCreator
- PDFsam (http://www.pdfsam.org/)
sysutils
- Nero Burning ROM
- Unlocker : http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
- Alcohol 120%
- Partition Magic
- Ultraiso, Winiso, Isorecorder (http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm)
- Terracopy, Supercopier, robot copy (w2k built-in only)
- BGinfo : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897557.aspx
- BGinfo-like tools : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/d46b4037-88ae-41d7-a41c-9660d7d96cf2.aspx
- DD for Windows : http://www.chrysocome.net/dd
- Advanced task manager (http://www.awarenetwork.org/home/rattle/projects/promo)
- Procfeatures (http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/sysinternals/bb897554.aspx)
- RockXP : http://www.korben.info/rockxp.html
- CDBurnerXP Pro : http://www.01net.com/telecharger/windows/Utilitaire/gravure/fiches/27460.html
- BadCopy Pro : http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/
- UltraBackup : http://www.ultrabackup-netstation.com/
- FormatUSB : http://ams10.free.fr/soswindows/packusb/
- BootUSB : http://ams10.free.fr/soswindows/packusb/bootusb/
- APO USB Autorun : http://www.archidune.com/index.php?id=4
- file menu tools http://www.lopesoft.com/en/index.html
- FileMyster (http://www.bateel-software.com/software.html) looks great
note. Zback (http://titan.fsb.hr/~dzorc/zback.html) doesn't excell on network folders...
note. some lost software was probably worth interest: http://freewares-tutos.blogspot.com/2009/03/mirror-un-outil-de-synchronisation.html
time
- World Time Clock & Map : http://www.dailysofts.com/program/844/63317/World_Time_Clock_andamp_Map.html
textproc
- WinMerge (no Windiff, Wintail)
security
- PuTTY
- ESET NOD32,
  Outils > Mises à jour système : Pas de mises à jour
- Snadboy Revelation 2
- Adaware, Sdfix, Spyhunter, Hijackthis, ToolsCleaner
Note. after Hijackthis,
Reactivate automatic updates
Reactivate the Windows installer service at startup
Reconfigure DNS
Ref http://secuser.com/
- nmap
- Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, Bootdisk / CD : http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
- MD5sums http://www.pc-tools.net/win32/md5sums/
- MD5 Calculator (right click capable!) http://www.bullzip.com/download.php
 
 
Additional -- UNIX environment & tools
- Cygwin : http://x.cygwin.com/
- UWIN : http://www.research.att.com/sw/download/
- Xming : http://xming.sf.net
- Interix from Softway Systems
- NuTCracker from DataFocus
 
 
References
http://www.framasoft.net/
http://www.dailysofts.com/
http://www.soft3k.com/
http://widgets.yahoo.com/
http://lesalternatives.free.fr/index.php?page=accueil

(obsolete, see the new doc)