Comodo Internet Security - Personal Firewall
CCleaner - Cleans out temporary and unnecessary files and has a registry cleaner.
CPU-Z - Shows specific information about your processor, motherboard and RAM.
GPU-Z - Shows specific information about your graphics processor.
Speccy - Shows specific information about the core components in your computer.
CoreTemp - Displays temperature information about core components in your system.
SpeedFan - Displays temperature information about core components in your system.
RivaTuner - Advanced graphics card control
TreeSize Free - Displays where all your HDD space is allocated, where it's used up
Launchy - Help you find all your files, folders, documents in a snap
Everything Search - Find your files instantly.
Iobit Uninstaller - Uninstaller
De-fragmentation - (Not to be used on Solid State Disk Drives)
Defraggler - Disc de-fragmentation.
Auslogics Disk Defrag - Disc de-fragmentation.
My Defrag - Disc de-fragmentation.
Puran - Disc de-fragmentation.
Open Office - Alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
OpenProj - Alternative to Microsoft Project
Libre Office - Alternative to Microsoft Office Suite
Wink - Tutorial and presentation creation software
Freemind - Mindmapping software
Internet Browsers & Download Tools
Mozilla Firefox - Internet browser provided by Mozilla.
Google Chrome - Internet browser provided by Google.
Opera - Internet Browser
Safari - Internet browser provided by Apple.
Seamonkey - Open source browser based on Firefox with integrated Thunderbird mail client.
Iron - Chrome without all the tracking.
JDownloader - Download Manager.
Free Download Manager - Download Manager.
uTorrent - Download manager.
Orbit Download Manager - Download Manager.
FlashGet - Download Manager.
RDesc - Download Manager (Rapidshare and Megaupload)
Media Players & Codecs
VLC Media Player - Media player which plays nearly all media files.
GOM Player - Media player which plays nearly all media files.
Media Player Classic - Media player which plays nearly all media files.
K-Lite Media Codec Pack - Codec pack containing all the codecs you should ever need.
iTunes - Media Player provided by Apple.
Media Monkey - Music Player.
FooBar2000 - Music Player.
Windows Live Messenger - Messenger service provided by Microsoft.
Pidgin - Multi-service messenger which can connect to Microsoft, AIM, Google, Yahoo and more.
Skype - Video and telephone calls online...for free!
Trillian - Multi-service messenger
Deviant Art - Popular art by the people.
InterfaceLIFT - Wallpapers found here.
Video & Sound Editing
Handbrake - Multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows
AutoGK - Rip DVD to many different file types.
DVD Decryptor - Rip DVD
VirtualDub - Video capture/processing utility.
Audacity - Audio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing audio.
Each application has a script. This script determines whether application is actually installed. If not, quits...if it is, it sets up the database parameters. Then the scripts determines whether the system is 64-bit or 32-bit, to determine which wscript to launch. Then it passes these parameters via command line to a standalone script, launching which ever wscript determined by the original script, while the first script launches the application. The second scripts logs the data into the database.
It's quite elegant. We could have dozens and dozens of application scripts, but they all reference the same file to write to a database, and each one passes the lone script different parameters.
I'm not bigging up Windows or anything, I know they're better generally in the web-content hosting department. However we used Windows server because, well, we just did. We have the licenses. None of the team I work with, including myself have much Linux experience.
The problem with these arguments, is that people only take into account web-based servers or hosting.
But what about in the enterprise, such as businesses/offices or educational establishments?
Our school wouldn't run well at all if it wasn't on a Windows environment. With Active Directory, software deployment, group policy...there's nothing that even comes close to it. For business and educational networks, Windows servers are essential in my eyes.
MW2 may rack up all the sales, but I think come reviews/awards, ME3 will sweep up.
It's released in fall/winter of this year I think.
The Assassin's Creed games are good, but are pretty hard to describe though. In the first one, you play as an 'assassin' during the crusades era in the middle east (Domascus, etc). You're fighting for your clan/guild but the story twists and bends in ways you wouldn't have expected. The later games changed era to the Italian Renecance (obviously playing as a different character), where you play a similar role, but reveal more about the main story arc, and individual character arcs.
They're certainly worth a play, but can take a while to complete, and there are a fair few of them now.
Assassin's Creed 3 is going to be overshadowed by Mass Effect 3 and maybe Bioshock Infinite when it comes to deciding the best game of 2012. At least that's what I think anyway. But I'm still looking foward to AC3.
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