- Text editor like Edit plus
- Photoshop is a must also if you do any sort of image editing.
- Divx codec pack if you have any divx movies and any other codecs related to that
- Openoffice.org a great MS Office alternative not as finely polished as Office but it gets the job done it also has support for MS Office documents.
- Usually have a good media player ( Windows Media Player 9 IMO is bloatware ). Sasami2k
is my general favorite its got some neat gui features. There is also Media player classic
which is a improved version of Windows Media Player 6.4 which IMO is the best version of Windows Media Player.
- A good web browser my choice is FireFox
its very fast and has tabbed browsing.
- If your a game player then All Seeing Eye
is a good TCP/IP server browser for games like Quake 3, UT2k3 etc.
- Also decompression programs like WinRAR and Winzip