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Software install list

Windows doesn't have a nice package manager with software repositories all over the world like some other operating systems...

So with the new laptop and Windows 7 it's an all-day/night manual install job to get it up to speed:

Lenovo T400s drivers: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-72858.html

Thunderbird 3.0 http://www.mozillamessaging.com The official 0.9 Lightning release doesn't work with the latest Thunderbird, so I have to use the latest development version. Also remember English (or UK) , Swedish, and Finnish dictionaries.

Chrome http://www.google.com/chrome

Firefox http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/ including the essential Tab Mix Plus and DownThemAll.

Adobe Flash player get's installed once you visit youtube or a similar site and click install.

Adobe Reader http://get.adobe.com/reader/

VLC Player http://www.videolan.org

Avira Antivirus http://www.avira.com The University provides F-Secure also, but it can slow even the fastest machine down to a crawl. Looking at the Avira add once per day isn't too bad.

VirtualCloneDrive http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html I used Daemon-Tools on my old machine but now I hear that it comes with spyware and other bad stuff(?)

Picasa http://picasa.google.com

Stellarium http://stellarium.org/

Skype http://www.skype.com

Google Earth http://earth.google.com/

Putty http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

TrueCrypt http://www.truecrypt.org/ let's keep the 500 Gig USB-harddrive at least a little private...

iTunes www.itunes.com Not so much for the music, I never buy anything, but iTunes University is great!

uTorrent http://www.utorrent.com/

FileZilla http://filezilla-project.org/

VirtualDub http://www.virtualdub.org/

Garmin Connect http://connect.garmin.com/help/start/ant connects the 405CX GPS-watch for data-transfer.

RealPlayer http://europe.real.com/music/

Nokia PC-Suite http://europe.nokia.com/get-support-and-software/download-software/pc-suites/

OpenVPN http://www.openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/downloads.html

Then there's a bunch of commercial software my University provides:
Office 2007
CorelDrawX4
Matlab
Dreamweaver
PDF-Exchange.

Still on the ToDo list: DIVX/XVID codec pack (any suggestions?), eDrawings, an IRC-client (mIRC??).

What's your must-have software? Any essentials I've missed? Comment below!

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Install Kubuntu Karmic Koala 64-bit
Reboot

Enable backports & partners repository, add https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install wajig yakuake
wajig install plasma-desktopthemes-artwork kdeplasma-addons plasma-wallpapers-addons htop supertuxkart extremetuxracer supertux kdegames palapeli kubuntu-restricted-extras build-essential openssh-server kphotoalbum skype googleearth scribus gimp inkscape language-pack-kde-fi language-support-fi x11vnc marble kaffeine firefox webkitkde subversion git-core

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(congrats on the new laptop 🙂