29 Mar, 2007, Brinson wrote in the 1st comment:
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I'm switching to linux. Been using it off and on for years (I have install discs for windows and linux on top of my pc I do it so much).

I'm going to run Ubuntu Linux 6.10 with Vmware for the time I REALLY need a windows fix.

Here are my favorite (windows) applications:

Windows Programs worth getting
Internet
Utorrent
SMARTFTP- Non SFTP servers

Mud & Code
UESTUDIO <—- Special Kudos :D
Ascii Mapmaker
PUEBLO UE <—- My mud client :D
Winscp

Security
CCleaner- Registry & Startup Editor
Spybot
Ad-Aware
Windows Defender
Mcafee Total Protection

Media
Cyberlink PowerDVD- Greatest Dvd Player ever
VLC media player

Other
Google Sketchup
Xdrive
Openoffice.org

I thought maybe if we all posted our favorite programs, people might could learn about programs they didn't know about :D
29 Mar, 2007, Exodus wrote in the 2nd comment:
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The typical windows box I use plus some customizations for hardware specific stuff:
Alienware Sentia - Windows XP Professional

Media
DVDShrink
Macromedia Dreamweaver/Flash/Fireworks/Freehand MX
Latest Flash and Quicktime players (Realplayer can get bent)
WMP 11
dbPowerAmp
Photoshop 7
Picasa 2

Work
Office 2003 plus InfoPath
MWSnap
Belarc Advisor
Adobe 8

Utilities
Nero
AVG Free and AVG Anti-Spyware
Avast!
(Been deliberating between Avast! and AVG - Avast! is winning at the moment)
Windows Defender
7zip (Been deliberating between this and WinRAR - Still can't decide)
Spybot

MUD
zMUD (cMUD when semi-stable versions are out)
Logedit
WinSCP
Editpad Pro
puTTY
Enso + spellcheck/thesaurus

Misc
Trillian
IE7
Firefox 2.x (Addons: SumbleUpon, Fasterfox, Download Statusbar, Cooliris Previews, Adblock Plus)
Windows Live Messenger
Gmail Notifier
ElectricSheep

Occasional Additions
Limewire
Acid Pro 6
Photoshop CS
Visual Studio
Blender
jv6PowerTools
Ethereal
IPscan (subnet scanner/sniffer)
Sygate Personal Firewall - for that nothing in/out/changing without you knowing about it approach
30 Mar, 2007, Davion wrote in the 3rd comment:
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Well! I'll throw some out for Linux!

Media
MPlayer for everything Kaffeine can't read.
Kaffeine
JuK, for all your music needs.

Work:
Openoffice of course!
Kate is awesome for programming. Nice syntax highlighting, sftp file browser built in (no need for sftp/ftp client, it'll save directly to a remote server)
Gimp for those nasty image hackjobs that I do :)

Internet:
Firefox. No extensions.
Kopete for chatting on Aim, MSN, IRC, many more!
KTorrent for all your torrenting needs.
Konsole with telnet for all your MUDing needs.
30 Mar, 2007, Sandi wrote in the 4th comment:
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In Windows I use:

zMUD
TextPad
Area Editor (Nick Gammon)
Firefox
Thunderbird
SimpleMU
WinSCP
Absolute Telnet

Servant Salamander 2.0 (old) (instead of Windows Exploder)
ACDC 2.42 (old)
Paint Shop Pro 7 (old)

And that's pretty much it, in order of use. You'll note it's all shareware. No Adope, MS, Macromedia, Norton, or Iomega.
BTW, if you don't use UltraEdit already, I strongly recommend you try TextPad.
30 Mar, 2007, Anavel wrote in the 5th comment:
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General Utilities
DVD Decrypter
Roxio
ISOBuster
Alcohol 120%
WinRAR
Attribute Changer v5.23
Combined Community Codec Pack
Azureus
Firefox (v1.5) w/ extensions
Photoshop (When they release new trial versions. :D)

MUD
Vim 7.0 (Good program to edit code files in Windows.)
Pueblo UE
MUSHClient
SSH - Secure Shell Client v3.2.9 (I find this more useful than PuTTY, and it's customizable.)
CuteFTP

Security
Norton Antivirus 2002
ZoneAlarm
Registry Mechanic
RegCleaner v4.3
Spybot
Ad-Aware SE
Window Washer

[EDIT] If you intend on trying out SSH download v3.2.9; the newer versions aren't any better (uses more space).
30 Mar, 2007, Brinson wrote in the 6th comment:
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Davion said:
Konsole with telnet for all your MUDing needs.


haha, when I see something in Konsole telnet, it wipes away what I'm typing, which makes combat impossible. I assume I can disable this?
30 Mar, 2007, syn wrote in the 7th comment:
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CMUD

WinRAR

TextPad4 (for all my coding)

PuTTy

Core FTP lite (for normal and sftp)

Firefox (no plugins)

Adobe Photoshop CS

Macromedia MX Dreamyness (theres better, and theres far worse)

Trillian, but I also have AIM/YiM/Msn messengers installed when trillian takes a dump or can't seem to transfer that file.

Random low level VLAN software junk (it really is, I can't remember the name)

Winamp

Games: (Don't play any of the mmo's anymore since I started mudding again, but they are still installed)
BF2
WoW
HL2
CS:S
CoD2
Sim City 4
Civ4
Star Craft
Eve-O
DAoC
CoV
Fear
Some other junk I dont remember.

-Syn
31 Mar, 2007, Guest wrote in the 8th comment:
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In Windows

Mudding: SimpleMU
Coding/Development: EditPad Lite, SecureFX. Occasional testing in Cygwin. Serious development is done in linux.
Internet: Firefox 2, Thunderbird, Trillian
Security: Symantec Antivirus Corp, Sunbelt Kerio firewall, ad-aware

And of course, random games when the mood is right. My computing needs are pretty low key :)
31 Mar, 2007, Conner wrote in the 9th comment:
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Brinson said:
Davion said:
Konsole with telnet for all your MUDing needs.


haha, when I see something in Konsole telnet, it wipes away what I'm typing, which makes combat impossible. I assume I can disable this?


It must be, mine doesn't do that. *shrug*
31 Mar, 2007, Davion wrote in the 10th comment:
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Brinson said:
haha, when I see something in Konsole telnet, it wipes away what I'm typing, which makes combat impossible. I assume I can disable this?

Nope! You just kinda deal with it and get used to it.
31 Mar, 2007, Conner wrote in the 11th comment:
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As far as programs I tend to use, let's see..

In Windows: Opera, Firefox, Editpad, gVim, Thunderbird, Trillian, GTalk, Quicken, Easy Thumbnails, PuTTY, X-Setup Pro, Family Tree Maker, APC PowerCute Personal Edition, TortoiseCVS, TortoiseSVN, Windows Grep, Office 2000, and a slew of games.

In Linux: gMUDix, kmail, Firefox, Opera, Epiphany, Konqueror, Konsole, Webmin, Xampp, QSFP, gedit, Cervisia, smaugfuss, gimp, admlogger, shorewall, xmms, openoffice, gramps, a bunch of desktop widgets, and various others.

Note, none of those are listed in any particular order. *shrug*
31 Mar, 2007, Pedlar wrote in the 12th comment:
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comeon guys, none of ya use Gaim? WTF??, well, since im one of those jumpers, ima gonna list both OS programs.

Windows:
Media:
LimeWire (What else i need?)
The Gimp

Internet:
Firefox
Azureus (For all yer torrent needs!)
Gaim

Mud & Code
MUSHClient
jEdit
PuTTY

Linux:
Media:
LimeWire (YAY ME!)
The Gimp

Internet:
Firefox
Azureus
Gaim
Webmin
Konqueror

Mud & Code:
KMuddy (I likes it, so STFU!)
Kate
Konsole (For all my SSH needs)



and, as for games, I aint got none installed, no point im always working on Abyss ><
31 Mar, 2007, Scandum wrote in the 13th comment:
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Brinson said:
Davion said:
Konsole with telnet for all your MUDing needs.

haha, when I see something in Konsole telnet, it wipes away what I'm typing, which makes combat impossible. I assume I can disable this?

With a console client like tintin++ you can use: #split 0 0 to fix that.

Windows:
Gimp
Firefox
Notepad (Wordpad for linux files)
Winamp
Winrar
WinTin++ (mainly used as a bbs client)
Unlocker (for those pesky locked windows files)
ĀµTorrent
PowerISO
OpenVPN
AntiVir
Cygwin with PuttyCyg
telnet, joe (editor), make, sftp, ssh, grep, and all the other linux goodness windows lacks.
31 Mar, 2007, Conner wrote in the 14th comment:
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Pedlar said:
comeon guys, none of ya use Gaim? WTF??


Actually, I used to use gaim and really liked it, even talked a few other people into switching to it, but lately it crashes on me if I try to connect to msn or icq, and so I've switched to trillian under windows, but if I could get it working right again, I actually far prefered running gaim under linux. On the other hand, the other linux alternatives I've tried don't impress me at all. *shrug*
01 Apr, 2007, Brinson wrote in the 15th comment:
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I'm using Gaim on linux. I tried Kopete but it tells me no one is signed on, which isn't true. I wish Gaim could dock permanently to one side and scale other windows like trillian can.

In windows I used AOL VR 9.0. Much more feature rich than ANY AIM replacement and is now entirely free. ;)
13 Apr, 2007, ariadne wrote in the 16th comment:
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Great to hear about all you linux users!

Oft used programs in Linux:
Firefox - internet
Kate - text editor/source code viewer
KDevelop - programming
Quanta Plus - Web editor
Wine - wine is not an emulator..but it still rocks for running windows programs
Kopete - instant message client
Amarok - music player
VLC - video player
KMuddy - nice linux-native client. Using MUSHclient as of a week ago
MUSHclient - it's open source now! Runs great under wine
xfce4-terminal - nice lightweight terminal emulator
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