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Which applications to install in prep for sale?
« on: April 18, 2011, 10:06:33 AM »
Okay, I've got a couple of old PCs here that I'm going to flog off on eBAy. More because I can't stand to just chuck out a working PC than because I need the money.

PC 1:
Acer Aspire 2.6GHz Celeron.
1024MB RAM
160GB HDD
CDROM
DVDRW
256MB Geforce 6600LE w/TV out.

PC 2:
Acer Aspire 1.7GHz P4
768MB RAM
2 x 80GB HDD
DVDRW
Onboard graphics (8MB).

Both PCs have Windows XP SP3 installed, they also have:
Avast
Chrome
Gimp
VLC
Open Office
IMGBurn
Adobe Reader.


Is there any other free software that I should be installing prior to sale?

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Re: Which applications to install in prep for sale?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 11:33:45 AM »
:)

Well, in anticipation of my impending upgrade, I made a list of software that I have installed on this system.

IF you have a MS Office disk, then I'd suggest that over Open Office.

If not, then as freebies go, Open Office is pretty good.

Beyond what you already have, here are a few suggestions.

Personally, I'm still a Firefox fan. If you haven't already, have a look at the new version.

I'd also choose irfanview over Gimp, especially for the more casual user.

In terms of security software, Secunia, WinPatrol and Microsoft Security Essential are all worth a look.

MSE may be baked into Windows updates by now, I've not had a look in a while.

WinRAR is useful to someone who's doing a lot of downloading and while technically not free, I've yet to have to pay for it. You just have to click the right buttons.

In the same vein, 7zip is useful.

Filezilla is a good free FTP program, but I'm not sure how many people use FTP these days.

Yahoo and Windows messenger.

Google Earth is cool, but hardly essential.

I'd toss in some Apple media players, at least QuickTime.

I'm hardly an Apple fan, but sometimes I run into files that won't play with anything else and even when they will play with VLC, QuickTime still does it better.

Oh and I wish we weren't on opposite sides of the world.

I'd be happy to buy PC 1 but then we get into that whole cost of shipping thing and trust me, you don't know want to know what it would cost to ship an entire PC.  :)

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Re: Which applications to install in prep for sale?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 11:55:20 AM »
Out of all of that, I'll go with Winrar. I use it at least daily on my own machine, can't believe I forgot it.

I will check out Irfanview, tho'.

Thanks.

Trust me tho', you don't want PC1, it doesn't natively support SATA drives.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2011, 11:58:23 AM by Sambo »

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Re: Which applications to install in prep for sale?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 01:05:28 PM »
7zip is all i use these days... Significantly better than WinRAR, IMO.

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Re: Which applications to install in prep for sale?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 03:44:13 PM »
7zip is all i use these days... Significantly better than WinRAR, IMO.

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 04:50:08 PM »
uses a nice LZMA algorithm for compression, works better than winrar... and, it's totally free.

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Re: Which applications to install in prep for sale?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 05:25:06 PM »
yeah infranview is the duck nuts for fast resizing, batch renames/resize, pic viewing and qucik and simple picture cropping, been usen it for fucking years now ( thanks to middy :) ) for me its one of the first things i install, right after avast, how about flash and w/e that other fucking annoying but must have fucker is.

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Re: Which applications to install in prep for sale?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2011, 07:21:32 AM »
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Yup, Irfanview, as everyone has said, and if going to anyone less than safe on the net Malwarebytes, I usually chuck in a free calculator, whatever looks good, and Capture, useful tool :)

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Re: Which applications to install in prep for sale?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2011, 03:36:46 PM »
im presuming capture is a screen cap tool?? i just hit prt scr, thern paste into infran crop what i want and save.

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Re: Which applications to install in prep for sale?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2011, 04:05:32 PM »
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I used to use MWSnap for screen captures, but then M$ finally got smart and decided to include a capture tool with windoze.

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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2011, 04:47:03 PM »
:)

I used to use MWSnap for screen captures, but then M$ finally got smart and decided to include a capture tool with windoze.



yeah ive tried to use that, and thats not to say it doesnt work,it does, ive used it once, but i just use infran out of habit :P

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Re: Which applications to install in prep for sale?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2011, 05:18:58 PM »
 :)

Thing is Capture and another one I use, forget what it's called, let's you grab a piece of the screen not the whole screen.

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Re: Which applications to install in prep for sale?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2011, 05:21:53 PM »
Win 7 has an app that lets you do that, it's called Snipping Tool. Alt+PrtScrn will capture the live window.

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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2011, 05:22:51 PM »
 :)

Yeah I know, force of habit :)

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