Most Useful Application

United States
July 31, 2009 5:13pm CST
What do you think is the most useful application on your PC outside of your Operating System? You have various word processing programs that check your spelling, some of the better ones check your grammar and punctuation too. There is a built in calculator. You can use Paint in Windows or more elaborate image editing tools such as Photoshop or the free Gimp. *
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@icehut (508)
1 Aug 09
it has to be vmware for me... easily setup test environments for services and applications testing... ^_^
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@icehut (508)
1 Aug 09
It's for virtualisation. Allows you to run multiple OSes on one computer eg. inside Windows, run a linux server VM (virtual machine) or another windows VM. Great for testing systems without needing to have physical hardware for your testing lab. Your VM can appear as another computer on the network via bridged networking mode, or use your host PC as a NAT server, putting your VMs in a NAT'ed subnet or you can restrict network access to VMs only. VMware is of choice as their server version is free. Microsoft has an older server that's free plus a workstation version free. Here are the links to VMware server and MS Virtual PC 2007. http://www.vmware.com/products/server/ http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/virtual-pc-2007.aspx
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• United States
2 Aug 09
You have to have a newer computer than mine to run VM, otherwise you can be slower than malaises, otherwise it is a very powerful tool.
@icehut (508)
2 Aug 09
Depends on whether or not your processor supports Virtualisation, otherwise it's an emulation affair... I only have an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600...
@ENVY68 (158)
• India
3 Aug 09
This is available with MS office 2003 software package.
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• United States
4 Aug 09
Microsoft puts out some good programs.
• Japan
1 Aug 09
hi, i think word english version can check spelling and grammar correctly, a suefull soft,too. when i watch movie & anime, kmplayer is the most useful playersoft,it has full function, it can decode all video documents and remember which passage i have paused watching, it also record a piece to save as avi in my computer. when i listen music, foobar is good music soft, it can play music brightly and clearly.
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• United States
2 Aug 09
May I ask, do you use Linux?
• Japan
3 Aug 09
yeah, i use linux centos and ubuntu in my working.
@whizkid08 (715)
• India
3 Aug 09
For me, it'd be Adobe Flash CS3 as I am an Animation Freak. Also, Internet Download Manager is useful for me as I have downloads queued all the time. I like its auto shutdown feature after the main queue downloads are finished.
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• United States
4 Aug 09
Yep, automation helps, especially when you don't have programs running 24/7.
@ENVY68 (158)
• India
2 Aug 09
Hi, I normally write articles and submit them to my project creators and I use word counting tool and auto correct for grammar, spell check functions in my microsoft word document. I never used paint or photoshop.
• United States
2 Aug 09
What word processing tool does all this? I use the spell checker within Firefox.
@jarkor (8)
• Poland
1 Aug 09
The most useful on my PC -Opera portable, si.mail portable, skype-portable, virtualdub portable, and often i clean my PC ccleaner, odkurzacz, comodo registry cleaner etc of course everything portable.
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• United States
2 Aug 09
Can you tell me the difference between portable vs regular versions of programs on a PC especially if they are used on a PC? Or do you carry them on a USB stick?
@brienn (826)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
I think the most useful application on my computer is the programming applications that I have been using on my work and some of my part time jobs . Without this applications I have noting to do, and I have no work to be done .
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• United States
2 Aug 09
Very true, publishing will be back to that giant building off in the office complex down the street rather than on our desks.
• Mexico
1 Aug 09
i think the most useful are photoshop for editing images when you have noyhing to do, and firefox with his plugins
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• United States
2 Aug 09
I agree with you about Firefox. NoScript keeps a lot of crap out.
@OceanLady (136)
• Canada
1 Aug 09
World of Warcraft (duh) lol... I don't know, I guess what I use the most these days is Firefox out of everything... but it used to be a combination of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
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• United States
2 Aug 09
Oh yea, WOW can be very much a world in and of itself alright!
@hulaboy (319)
• Micronesia
31 Jul 09
I think the most useful program that i used often on my comp is fireworks 8. I do alot of graphics editing to upload to myspace, facebook, and to send to friends. Fireworks is a powerful program, you can use to optimize and animate images. You can also slick images to make it load faster and you can also use it to create a web template. It is awesome.
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• United States
2 Aug 09
It looks fantastic, wish I could afford it...