Every few months at work I check for upgrades of the software that I use. I have the normal Windows XP Pro SP2 with Office 2k3 and Acrobat Reader Installed.
The rest of my software that I use on a daily basis is open source.
- GIMP 2.2.14 – Image editing
- PuTTY 0.60 – SSH and Telnet access to Linux boxes also used by FWBuilder to deploy firewall scripts
- Firefox 18.104.22.168 – Web browsing
- Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 – Access my IMAP email account
- Scribus 126.96.36.199 => 188.8.131.52 – I use this to generate barcodes, actually it’s supposed to be for desktop publishing
- Inkscape 0.44.1 => 0.45.1.1 – Very useful for designing signs and anything that involves arbitrary scaleable font sizes
- Dia 0.96.1-4 – I draw Network diagrams with this
- Cygwin 1.5.24-2 – Use the bash environment and sometimes perl and also if I want to run sshd on windows
- OpenOffice 2.2.0 – Do lot of my documentation in odt format. Nice export to PDF feature
- Notepadd++ 4.0.2 => 4.1.2 – I found notepad.exe wasn’t featureful enough. This has the great ability to find and replace regex’s
- QCAD 184.108.40.206 – 2D cad, easy to use at 46USD a year well worth it.
- FWBuilder 2.1.11 – Graphical firewall rule generator becoming very good tool to manage multiple firewall rulesets and keep them versioned.
- TortoiseSVN 1.4.3 – Subversion client for windows
A lot of these products now have a Help => Check for updates… link so it’s easy to keep them current