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
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.
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)
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.
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*
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) µTorrent PowerISO OpenVPN AntiVir Cygwin with PuttyCyg telnet, joe (editor), make, sftp, ssh, grep, and all the other linux goodness windows lacks.
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*
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