Linked by snydeq on Sun 5th Dec 2010 20:31 UTC
Windows If you haven't looked at the Windows utilities landscape lately, you're in for a big surprise. Many of the old favorites have changed, bringing new features to Windows 7, as well as XP. Others have fallen by the wayside, replaced by upstarts that deliver meaningful functionality that once cost big bucks. With that reality in mind, Woody Leonhard has picked the 15 free Windows utilities everyone should have.
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Work made bearable
by BigDaddy on Mon 6th Dec 2010 14:00 UTC
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I still have XP at work and it is the only Windows machine I still have to use. Win7 will come here eventually, and a lot of the programs I use probably won't work when it happens. Currently I use the following programs to make work tolerable:

Litestep - I used to churn out themes/UI's at pretty regular intervals. Even got a few DD's at deviantart. The official Reluna litestep theme was probably my biggest one. I have my shell currently specific to my job with custom hotkeys, system meters, RSS feeds, and so on.

FileBox - makes the file dialogs actually useful.

allSnap - Windows snap to screen edges and each other.

TaskSwitch - just a better Alt+tab.

xplorer2 - What the Windows file manager should be.

I used to use WinRoll and WinFlip but not so much anymore.

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