While rebuilding a machine last night and looking for what programs I needed to install on the thing I stumbled across a list of about 90 must have programs. The list was written in Nov of 2009 however it had a lot of good advice and good information in it. Some stuff is outdated. For example he states that Firefox is by far the best browser to choose. May have been true in 2009 but it is a far more interesting race today with Chrome, IE, Safari, and Firefox .
I have been wanting to create a post like this for years but have just not gotten to it. So, I am putting a line in the silicone dioxide. I will do a post on the basic must have programs I always install on a new machine this February.
In the mean time take a quick look at this old post. I thought it was worth my time.