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Offline JMW IV

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The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Topic Start: October 29, 2009, 10:53:14 PM »
excuse me for starting this one, but the Geek thread seems to be a bit Hardware and OS focused.

so I figured we might benefit from a separate place to discuss Software and such.

this thread is for desktop programs, web browsers, web applications, social networking platforms, email services and programs, and so on, and so forth. but not the OS' themselves. we can leave the OS talk in the Geek thread where it was.

I know this thread won't ever get as big as the other one, but it'll still be here if anyone needs it.

so...discuss.

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #1: October 29, 2009, 10:56:25 PM »
do you still use google chrome over firefox? :lmao:

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #2: October 29, 2009, 10:57:35 PM »
I don't agree with your assertion, but if you'd like your own thread I'm not going to stop you :razz:

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #3: October 29, 2009, 11:00:50 PM »
anyhow, I was wondering..what services and programs do you guys use for your most common tasks?

I'll list mine.

I'm a bit of a Google Whore, though.

EMail: GMail
Office Suite: Google Docs, OpenOffice.org
Web Browser : Chrome(Dev Channel version), Firefox(occasionally)
Picture Management/Storage: Picasa 3 and Picasa Web Albums, I also have a Photobucket account for some reason.
RSS: Google Reader
Social Networks: Twitter, Facebook, Gaia Online(occasionally)
Anti-Virus: Avast! Free Version
Calendar: eh..Google Calendar I guess, but I don't really use it a lot.

Misc.: Google Desktop, Privoxy, Adobe Reader, Media Go!, Media Player Classic(w/ K-Lite Codecs), Brizzly



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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #4: October 29, 2009, 11:02:18 PM »
do you still use google chrome over firefox? :lmao:

yep. I do. and I love it. Chrome is awesome.

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #5: October 29, 2009, 11:03:37 PM »
Avast! and  OpenOffice are essential for me.

I love Lightning, a plugin for Thunderbird that integrates a tasklist and calendar. That calendar keeps me sane.

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« Reply #6: October 29, 2009, 11:03:45 PM »
btw, Brizzly just added Facebook support yesterday. so you can see and update your feeds on Facebook without leaving Brizzly too.

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #7: October 29, 2009, 11:04:28 PM »
EMail: GMail
Office Suite: Office '07 (only recently upped from '03 as I don't really use office enough to care)
Web Browser : Firefox, occasionally SRWare Iron (Chrome without the Google)
Picture Management/Storage: Adobe Bridge, Windows Live Photo Gallery
RSS: I don't really do RSS
Social Networks: Facebook (very infrequently)
Anti-Virus: Avast! Free Version or common sense
Calendar: not really a calendar person, but Google Calendar if I must.

Misc.: Sumatra PDF Reader, ImgBurn CD/DVD/ISO burner/ripper, Virtual CloneDrive, Hamachi VPN, FileZilla FTP, Acronis TrueImage, Media Player Classic Home Cinema ("MPC-HC"), iTunes, VMWare and/or Sun VirtualBox.

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #8: October 29, 2009, 11:10:34 PM »
EMail: Mozilla Thunderbird
Office Suite: Microsoft Office 2007, Open Office
Web Browser : Mozilla Firefox
Picture Management/Storage: GMU server (SSH to upload)
RSS: Firefox bookmarks
Social Networks: Twitter, Facebook
Anti-Virus: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free, AVG Free, Windows Defender, CCleaner
Calendar: Google Calendar (Have the full schedules of the Caps, Wiz, and NFL on Google Cal which I transferred to my iphone)

Firefox Add-ons:
-AdBlock Plus
-Better Privacy
-Colorful Tabs
-Download Statusbar
-Forecastbar Enhanced
-Kwiclick
-Personas
-Power Twitter
-Web of Trust

Others Apps: VMWare Workstation, Gimp, Frostwire, Windows Movie Maker, CamStudio, iTunes, IE 8, Norton Ghost, Clonezilla, Active ISO Burner

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #9: October 29, 2009, 11:15:11 PM »

Calendar: Google Calendar (Have the full schedules of the Caps, Wiz, and NFL on Google Cal



how'd you do that?

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #10: October 29, 2009, 11:17:33 PM »
also, SF your list of extensions just reminded me, i need to go download a few more extensions myself. :rofl: I was only using 2(I consider Privoxy to be an extension, since the only reason I have it is for Chrome).

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #11: October 29, 2009, 11:19:46 PM »
Last.fm - anyone use it?

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #12: October 29, 2009, 11:20:01 PM »
do you still use google chrome over firefox? :lmao:
[sf]Everything I use is superior because I use it and if you use something else, it is obviously inferior garbage made by a bum :lmao: :clap: :bang: :whip: :?[/sf]

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #13: October 29, 2009, 11:23:59 PM »
Last.fm - anyone use it?

You have to pay now, right? I'm a Napster devotee.


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« Reply #15: October 29, 2009, 11:28:19 PM »
Advanced SystemCare Pro is the crap. Been using it for years. The free version is great, too.

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #16: October 29, 2009, 11:29:15 PM »
EMail: GMail
Office Suite: Office 2008 Mac, Office 2007 Windows
Web Browser : Safari / Firefox / Chrome Dev on the Mac, Firefox on Windows / Linux
RSS: Google Reader, NetNewsWire on iPhone (syncs with Google Reader)
Social Networks: Facebook and sometimes twitter (wnff people won't follow me :lol:)
Anti-Virus: None on Mac, AVG on Windows
Calendar: Don't really use any

Misc.: VMWare Fusion.

I love the new exchange support in google.  I get contacts, mail, and calendar pushed right to my iPhone and any changes from the phone get pushed back onto google's servers.

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #17: October 29, 2009, 11:31:12 PM »
NFL: http://www.mysportscal.com/nfl.html

NHL: http://www.mysportscal.com/nhl.html

NBA: http://www.mysportscal.com/nba.html


You don't even need that, Google calendar has built-in options for the schedules for pretty much any pro league, and college too, I believe.

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #18: October 29, 2009, 11:32:23 PM »
You have to pay now, right? I'm a Napster devotee.

I don't know anything about it. I was considering signing up for it. I'm looking for a decent music service that isn't iTunes.

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« Reply #19: October 29, 2009, 11:33:54 PM »
I don't know anything about it. I was considering signing up for it. I'm looking for a decent music service that isn't iTunes.
Buy per song or subscription?  Amazon is pretty good.

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #20: October 29, 2009, 11:34:56 PM »
I don't know anything about it. I was considering signing up for it. I'm looking for a decent music service that isn't iTunes.

Napster is java based and runs in Linux, Windows, and I assume Mac.

Unlimited streaming plus 5 downloads a month for 5 dollars. Unbeatable. Very good customer service too. Recommended.

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« Reply #21: October 29, 2009, 11:36:20 PM »
I use GOM Player for videos. Winamp for music.

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #22: October 29, 2009, 11:40:04 PM »
I use GOM Player for videos. Winamp for music.

I'm a simpleton. I use Media Player Classic for everything.

Is Winamp currently worth the download?

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« Reply #23: October 29, 2009, 11:40:17 PM »
What media players do you guys have?

I use GOM Player for videos. Winamp for music.
On Windows I like VLC for video, use it on Mac too whenever I come across something that doesn't play in Quicktime.

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« Reply #24: October 29, 2009, 11:48:08 PM »
On Windows I like VLC for video, use it on Mac too whenever I come across something that doesn't play in Quicktime.

I used to use VLC, but GOM seems to handle Blu-Ray better. Both are solid media players, though.

Is Winamp currently worth the download?

Yeah, it's great. You should definitely check it out.