I’ve just had to setup my new laptop at work and had to think what software I needed, so I thought I’d share my list here as a future reference for me mostly 😛
Alt-Tab Replacement – Shows window previws when switching programs.
Blindwrite – CD backup and duplication.
FileZilla – FTP Client.
Firefox – Web Browser.
GetRigh – Download manager, can still be useful for splitting large downloads.
Network Stumbler – Wireless network discovery.
OpenOffice.org – Office suite.
OpenVPN GUI – VPN Client.
RealVNC – VNC Viewer.
Skype – VOIP.
Thunderbird – Email Client.
Universal Extractor – Extracts almost every archive format.
WinMerge – Display file differences
Wireshark – Network packet monitor.
- Adblock Plus
- Download Statusbar
- Firefox Google Bookmarks
- Update Notifier
- User Agent Switcher
- Web Developer
I also used a few tools from NirSoft to remind me of some saved passwords etc to transfer to the new machine:
I just transfered my FileZilla accounts XML file, but if I wanted to move to a different ftp client or only move some, I could of used Password Monkey 😛