Friday, December 16, 2011

A New Laptop in the Family

When Setting up a Windows Computer

This is current for me, as I just bought a shiny new computer from Best Buy . . . when you buy a new Windows system, what do you do and install right off the bat?

I can think of
  • Firefox (and extensions--I'll list those below)
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Java/Flash/Shockwave
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • iTunes + Quicktime
  • CoolTimer
  • MW Snap (screencapture)
  • Antiviru
  • GomPlayer
  • MagicDisk (if you have kids' software that is CD-dependent)
  • Picasa
  • Zoomit
  • Skype
  • Photostory
  • eSword Bible software
  • Scratch and Alice (if you have middle/high school kids who want to program)
  • Handbrake (ripping DVDs to MP4)
  • PDF995 (to make pdfs or docs into jpgs for printing at Costco)

Firefox Extensions
  • Video DownloadHelper
  • Pixlr Grabber
  • Diigo

To Do List

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