Windows for Linux users, Part 1

I’m making a best effort to turn my Windows XP box at work into a usable system. I’m tired of lugging the laptop to the office, and I have neither desk space nor a network connection for it. I’ve run CCleaner and Defraggler. I used the freeware version of Revo Uninstaller to clear out a lot of applications I no longer needed and couldn’t otherwise get rid of.

It is running quite a bit better. The 1.2 GB of RAM helps. Even Linux can be hell on the desktop in 512 MB of RAM, depending on what you’re doing. Windows more so.

I run a lot of free, open-source applications in Windows. It would take me a good half-hour to list them all. Then I have a few critical free-as-in-beer apps.

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