I used to keep a list of apps, patches and what not that I used to have to install when setting up a machine but its been a whle since I have been on the desktop role so I thought it would be good to make a little list here. Please feel free to add your submision as a comment and I'll add it to the list.
Now I am not talking about whatever in house applications, windows updates, other software packages like Office or home type applications you use. I mean the core everyday business essentials type stuff that would be common to every company out there...
Windows 7 add ons
- Alternate Browser (Typically firefox and chrome get installed)
- Java JRE
- .net framework
- Adobe Acrobat
- Some antivirus/malware program... typically this has been Security Essentials
- GoTo Meeting Codec
- MSN Live Messenger
I think thats my list of general things, without these I'll be getting calls to install one of them within a week. Anything I am missing?
I did my schooling at Humber College in the late 90's when everyone was trying to learn how to fix Y2K bugs in COBOL. It was then that I decided that I wanted nothing to do with programming. When all was said and done I have spent the last 12 years (and growing) in various Networking, Support, and Server Management positions for various private and public sector employers. It’s funny how I have now come full circle and I am again surrounded by programmers.
When I manage to get away from the office I am usually fishing, off-roading, golfing, canoeing or camping. Pretty much anything that keeps me outside. Actually I just bought my first DSLR camera and I think its going to soak up much of my time and resources over the next little while.