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XxLPxX
10-07-2002, 06:46 PM
I'm getting a new computer for christmas, its Windows XP.

I need to know people's opinions on the best software to use.

I messed up this computer and now I hate it.

I don't want to do the same thing I did before.

(ex: best downloading music software, best listening software, etc.)

Bryan
10-07-2002, 06:52 PM
Well, for music, i'd say Songspy (http://songspy.com), or Kazza (http://www.kazza.com). Both of them you can download music and they have their own player, so you dont need to download 2 programs.



Last edited by Chester 76 at Oct 7 2002, 02:53 PM

Will
10-07-2002, 06:53 PM
Music: Winamp 3

Burning: Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum

Anti-Virus: Norton Anti-Virus 2002

Downloading: KaZaA Lite

Instant Messaging: Windows Messenger (comes with Windows XP)

Firewall: McAfee Firewall (not sure of the latest version)

Graphics: Paint Shop Pro, PhotoShop, and/or Macromedia Fireworks MX

Uh... what else?

Hmm...

CD Extracting: CDex (I can get you a link)

Productivity: Office XP Small Business (suite with Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook)

Chat: mIRC

I can get you links to anything you want. Just ask.

- Akuma :chemist:

XxLPxX
10-07-2002, 07:39 PM
Wow, thanks.

Mark
10-07-2002, 10:54 PM
i'm gonna wait longer to buy Windows XP. just until it gets more compatible with all programs...

XxLPxX
10-07-2002, 11:03 PM
Do you think it will be by December?

Will
10-08-2002, 01:04 AM
XP is compatible with every new piece of software being released--even 90% of games. Trust me, it's been ready.

Though, I must warn you that you must buy hardware that says "BUILT FOR WINDOWS XP" on it, otherwise it won't work. Hope I helped. :)

- Akuma :chemist:

Nikki
10-08-2002, 04:59 PM
Sorry to stop your roll Akuma...but Winamp 3 still has a few bugs when being used on XP...

If you download that...be careful...or you could wait until the bugs have been sorted...

I'll help you too:

Music: W.M.P (windows media player-use this until winamp gets sorted...then D/L that)
Graphics: PSP7 or Photoshop
Downloading: EDonkey, WinMX or Kazza...or all three (I prefer EDonkey but I have WinMX too)
Burning: The latest version of Nero

NORTON SYSTEM WORKS-this one is a biggy-almost a neccesity but you can just get any other anti-virus...but this one's best and it comes with many other tools like speed-disk...

Isobuster, Winace and WinRAR all help too...

Good luck :D :D

Will
10-08-2002, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by Kat@Oct 8 2002, 12:59 PM
Sorry to stop your roll Akuma...but Winamp 3 still has a few bugs when being used on XP...

If you download that...be careful...or you could wait until the bugs have been sorted...
I have Windows XP and use Winamp 3 without the slightest problems.

- Akuma :chemist:

MoJo
10-09-2002, 05:35 AM
windows XP am teh rox0r

Amy
10-09-2002, 10:42 AM
i want my own computer :( it isnt fair :(

switchXL
10-09-2002, 04:22 PM
I really like windowsxp, But first time I got it I had a few problems with it. I hope you don't have any with it. Because it was a pain in the a$$!

American Nothing
10-09-2002, 04:33 PM
Ive got windows XP

Nikki
10-09-2002, 04:57 PM
I have ME and it really annoys me...I've managed to sort it though...blah...

Winamp has bugs on the skins that you download....but I don't have to worry bout that

XxLPxX
10-10-2002, 01:14 AM
Originally posted by switchXL@Oct 9 2002, 12:22 PM
I really like windowsxp, But first time I got it I had a few problems with it. I hope you don't have any with it. Because it was a pain in the a$$!
Me too.

MoJo
10-11-2002, 11:55 PM
my computer is bug free :D cos if there is a bug i kill it :D