The Windows tools that I use


I am not a huge fan of windows, but it the operating system I have been running for the past 14 years (if you dont count college, or my current laptop… both were/are linux based). I have Windows Vista at home, and I have to use Windows XP at work.

Over the years, I have found programs that have worked for me. They have worked well, and helped me to get things done. I decided to make a list of the applications that I use on a rather regular basis. These are the things that I would for sure reinstall if my computer was to die tonight. Most of the software is free, and open source. As a result, many of the programs I am about to list also are available for Linux and Apple OSX. So here is the list of windows program that I love, in no particular order (expect Firefox, its at the top of the list)

Web Browsing:

File Searching:

File Comparison:

Text Editor:

Sound Editing:

Windows Enhancements:

Instant Messaging:

CD Burning:



Image sharing/hosting:




  • carbonite (
    $50 a year for unlimited off site backup? you better believe i use this. you should also!




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