Top 10 applications you would install on a new PC

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Yeah… weekend is almost here!!! Anyway, I was on this particular forum and there they have this Poll that asks readers to post thier “the top 10 applications you would install on a new PC” being a TechJunkie, I posted my choices on that Poll. So I decided to post those choices here, but here I will try to expand my choices. Since not all people have the resources to buy or obtain these software.

First stop, if I money is not an object, then I’ll just get me a Mac, since a Mac is what you call a complete computer. All you need to do is buy it. 😉

But if I have the money but don’t want to shell out for an expensive unit, then here are my selections:

1. OS > Windows (XP SP2) doesn’t matter. =)
2. MS OFFICE 2008
3. McAfee Internet Security Suite (Anti-Virus, Malware/Spyware remover, firewall all-in-one)
4. Spybot latest build.
5. Safari
6. FireFox (browser)
7. AOL 9.0 SE or AOL for Mac OS X (For my email and Messenger)
8. Yahoo Messenger
9. Media player (real player, QuickTime, divx)

But if you are on a very tight budget then you do not need to buy any of the software below, since all you need to purchase is the hardware.

1. Linux (Ubuntu Distro) ( or for other distro of linux)
2. Open Office (
3. FireFox (
4. Real Player 11 (
5. Panda Security (for anti-virus and malware/spyware.)(
6. InkScape (for Editing pictures.) (
7. Yahoo Messenger ( – Browser base messenger)
8. gAIM (for my AOL Account)(
9. Amaya Browser and Editor (
10. VMWare/ Emulator (for my MP3) (

Note: There are other open source programs that you can download and install on your computer for free. Just have to look for them or just visit, a web site that has a lot of open source project.

Last modified: January 30, 2009

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