Saturday, October 02, 2004

Must have tools ... and connecting from home via DSL ...

An update since the first time I wrote this. Updated on 6-Dec-2004, 2.10am IST.

Have revisited the list of applications, reordered them in decreasing order of must-have(ness), IMHO. Except for one tool listed below, all the others are FREE and absolutely wonderful.

Original post further down below, saved for posterity :)

Category : Security, Protection

Close category for security (don't bother if you don't know where these will be used)

Category : Utility
Category : Blogging
Category : Miscellaneous

Original post follows ! The below referred 64KBps must actually be 64Kbps !! :) So much for my ignorance :)

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I've been connected for the past 1.5hrs (since 10.25pm, 1-Oct-2004) or so from home, installing a series of software (most via downloads).

Download speeds have been varying between 10-12KB/sec - nothing of the much hyped 64KBps. A definite let down to say the least. Will have to talk to the service folks tomorrow (actually it'll be Monday 'cos tomorrow is probably a holiday for most of the folks and I too would like a break). Anyway, let me see :)

So, here's the list of software downloaded, installed (or to be) for tonight (must have) ...

1. Firefox (Web Browser)
2. Zone Alarm Personal Firewall
3. AVG Antivirus
4. Spybot - Search & Destroy (Anti Spyware)
5. Thunderbird (Email Client)
6. w.bloggar (Best Blogging Tool)
7. FeedDemon (Best RSS/ATOM Feed Reader)
8. Putty (SSH Client)
9. Sygate Personal Firewall
10. Yahoo Messenger
11. GMail Notifier (Notifier for GMail)
Update:
12. Irfanview (Best Image Viewer)

Probably Skype should get added to that, but we'll wait and see !

More to surely follow, but any of those will not exactly be that critical for my existence at home :) The above are a must have - IMO :)

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