Anyway, enough of that; I started making a quick list of Windows software (free, please) that I will install when it’s delivered. So I thought, rather than pen my list on Evernote, I’d post it on here and crowd-source some ideas. You have to understand, I’ve used Macs for years and only use Windows for the odd gadget that’s incompatible with OSX (our pedometers for instances).
The machine is going to be used for travelling and sticking in my camera bag, mainly. But it’ll also, no doubt, be used around the house. Maybe the G4 Powerbook will be retired, I don’t know (Olga still loves her G4, and rarely uses the iMac powerhouse we bought her last year).
One idea I have toyed with is dual-booting. I’ve always run Ubuntu on a separate HDD, rather than have a partition, but I might split the 160GB HDD between XP and Linux. Maybe give myself 60GB for an Ubuntu install (the netbook is for us both when travelling, and Olga wont want Linux – also, we can put away the 15″ HP we keep around for Windows).
BTW, I’ve never tried installing OSX on a partition, and the only copies of OSX I have came with the machines, and I’m not sure if they’ll work. Anyway, I like to play around with Linux. :o)
So, back to the list. I know mine is pretty rubbish, but I’m no Windows expert and I’m happy to be put right…
What I really want to know…
Is there a low-resource picture editor? Just for basic, pre-web edits. Is GIMP the best? Also, is Picasa the best all-round image management tool?
Would tweetdeck be the best twitter app?
What’s a good blog editor on Windows? I use MarsEdit on the Mac, which is awesome.
What other cool, day-to-day, apps have I missed?
Can’t wait for it to be delivered. Haven’t had a new gadget in ages.