Recommend me cool/useful software or apps

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  1. FireEmblemGuy
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    I got a new laptop for Christmas, and I'm still getting all the stuff I want set up. I've already configured my internet, browser, Bluetooth(settings, stack, and dongle), codecs, and media players, as well as my antivirus. I've also got a few lower-end games like Halo, BZFlag, and GTA:San Andreas set up, since I only have integrated graphics. Does anyone have any interesting or particularly useful software to install while I'm at it? Maybe Vista Gadget things?

    As an aside, I'm using dial-up internet; while I can obtain large files fairly easily, I'd like to steer clear of internet-heavy apps, except LimeWire and uTorrent.
     
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    Tune up Utilities is pretty good, but you have to pay for it [​IMG]
    You can get themes, and clear caches and other stuff thats useful
     
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    LimeWire! Just no I have had to sort out reinstall about 5 of my friends computers because of virus from Limewire i told them to use Uttorent and they have not had a virus since you have been warned [​IMG]
     
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    I've been using LimeWire for years and never have gotten a virus. You just gotta be careful of what you click and download. If it has a strange name, generally its a virus. Apart from that, you can't beat LW if you want single MP3 tracks.

    Don't dismiss this great app, it's awesome if used correctly and wisely. And use a decent AV, please.
     
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    I've been using Limewire for a year and a half, and I've never had a problem, even on computers with virtually nonexistent antivirus. I've been fine with Limewire, uTorrent, and avast! for as long as I can remember.
     
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    I used to use limewire aswell but I switched to Frostwire its supposed to be better and has less adds I see it exactly the same but blue and I likes blue -_^
     
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    I tried limewire. Had to re-install windows because of 1 "song." I then went to Ares and never had a problem. Now I just torrent entire Albums.

    As for the actual thread, TuneUp Utilities is a great way to keep your computer running smoothly.
     
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    frostwire is just a bugged up ver of limewire pro
    and bad support to boot

    just dont download "hot girl has orgasm on webcam (insert song title here)"
    and the files that are like 493.3kb
     
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    lol no. Ever heard of pirating?

    anyways +1 on Tune Up utilities.
     
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    Dial up internet? I thought that didnt exist anymore...
     
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    Nah, i've just b een on these forums asking how to get crappy games to run on my (exticnt) R4, but no, software piracy [​IMG]
     

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