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Recommended free software for my new netbook

Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by BIV, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Okay, so my old netbook got the computer AIDS and is dead as a doornail.

    *insert too much porn joke here*

    Fact is, I wasn't very careful with it. My Norton trial ended and the virus protection I added wouldn't work with Norton installed, and I never got around to uninstalling Norton...and, well, I paid the price.

    So I'm getting a new one and don't want to make the same mistake.

    Norton goes away ASAP and AVG is getting invited to the party.
    I will DL Firefox and Adblock
    Open Office and GIMP are also must haves.

    So what other software/add ons do you recommend?
     
  2. Your_Moms_Box

    Your_Moms_Box Free Shit / Socialism 2016

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    Microsoft Security Essential > AVG

    Malwarebytes

    CCleaner

    Smart Defrag 2
     
  3. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Your_Moms_Box Free Shit / Socialism 2016

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  5. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Your_Moms_Box Free Shit / Socialism 2016

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    i see a lot of people use 7-zip.

    I've always been a winrar guy. is 7zip better?
     
  7. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Heck if I know. The guy fixes computers for a living, so I figure he knows what he is talking about.
     
  8. Sinn Fein

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    I agree with using Microsoft Security Essentials. Its better than all the other free AV programs.
    I still use Norton myself, but have MSE on the wife's desktop PC downstairs.
    I also recommend Spybot S&D.
     
  9. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Another vote for Microsoft Security Essentials, lightweight and works great. I use it on every computer.
     
  10. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Anybody have opinions on OpenOffice vs. IBM Lotus Symphony vs. LibreOffice?
     
  11. Bobobie

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    LibreOffice is the future and it seems to be updated more.
     
  12. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I heard/read that it can be buggy and the interface blows, but far more versatile than Symphony
     
  13. Your_Moms_Box

    Your_Moms_Box Free Shit / Socialism 2016

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    Meh, I got Microsoft Office Professional Plus for $10 with my last job's HUP :)

    I'm technically supposed to delete it now that I don't work there :p

    http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx?culture=en-US
     
  14. whiskeyguy

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    Coolest thing about being a student is all the free software you can get. I can grab almost any Microsoft program for free from my school servers. Hell, you could probably sign up at your local JC for an online class, download all the software you want, then cancel the class after a week or so.
     

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