This is a list of programs that I find indispensable, they are of general use, but might reflect the fact that I am a programmer.

First a file manager: Total Commander. I have used it since I started to use windows, before that I ued Norton Commander on DOS. Total Commander is the reason why I have never learned to use Windows Explorer. These pages are uploaded with Total Commander. Once upon a time it was called Windows Commander.

One does also need a internet browser: Firefox. Once you have tryed it you can't do without. The more recent versions has been very stable, so no need to use "the other browser" any more.

You also need a mail program, again turn to Mozilla: Thunderbird. I have used it since the days of Netscape, and is one of the reasons why I have newer got a virus through an email.

You also need an office suite, why buy Microsoft Office if you can get one that is as good and is free? You can, it is called Open Office. It reads and writes Microsoft office formatted documents without problems.

Audacity is a good choice ff you need to edit audio files

I am using EasyPHP to develop these pages, it seems to do the job just fine.

Wrike is a digital work management tool that lets users track and coordinate projects, combining a simple user experience and interface with enough depth for power users.

And you need a good genneral purpose text editor: Wain