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Google Chrome 6.0 dev or 5.0 stable
Chrome is used by 17% of TRF readers; Firefox by 44% of readers. Our Chrome percentage is way above the 7% all-market average, suggesting a high percentage of early adopters and geeks in our community.
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Google Mail Checker Plus, Hotmail Checker, Facebook for Google Chrome, Chrowety, TwitterWatch, FeedSquares, ChromePad, Glyphs, Chromey Calculator, Countdown, Currency Converter, Frame Two Pages (LM), Forecastfox Weather, IE Tab, Your Favorite Radio (LM), Autopatchwork, Copy Without Formatting, Easy YouTube Downloader, Favorite Doodle, Gmail 2 Small Attachment Icons, Google Dictionary, History 2, Incredible Start Page, Note Anywhere, Search Preview for Google, Send Using Gmail, Ultimate Chrome Flag, plus 100 others I downloaded but disabled
AVIRA 10 free
Microsoft Security Essentials
Nitro PDF Reader (allows you to edit, Office 2010-like user interface)
PowerPoint Viewer, Word Viewer, Excel Viewer
The original Microsoft products are fast and slick. The viewers are free. To edit, a free alternative exists:
Open Office 3.2
Mathematica 7.0.1 ($249 home)
VLC 1.0.5: faster start than Windows Media Player, plays almost all formats including Real's and Apple's formats
XBMC: for hi-definition H.264 movies
Auslogics Disk Defrag
Auslogics Registry Defrag (no longer free)
Notepad plus plus: decent ability to make various TXT-like formats readable, lots of functions: download (look around the green button, you will reduce your CO2 emissions, holy crap!)
MikTeX with WinEdt, GhostScript, GSview, DOS Box, Google Earth, BumpTop (no longer free), BitTorrent, Emule, Skype, SpeedFan (thermometer)