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Must-have personal desktop apps, according to Hal 9000

Bare Desktop

We asked TechRepublic member Hal 9000 about his favorite applications, and he responded with a list of personal desktop apps that he uses the most.

According to Hal 9000, "Here is my bare Desktop. I do use all of those icons - otherwise, they would have been removed ages ago. However, the Lime Wire is only for one customer, so I can help him through his issues. It isn't something that I really like."

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11 comments
A1pilot
A1pilot

Yes, please tell us how and where to get background picture. Your other program are right on. I use Filezilla when I have to and several of the others as well. Thanks A1pilot

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

The picture from the Sydney Harbor Bridge looking onto the Opera House. I like that one so much that I've removed a copy from a Windows 7 system and loaded it onto a computer or two. Even scarier when I go to peeve of some people by saying something like [i]"Well as you are from Melbourne I'm going to place a Image from Sydney on your Desktop."[/i] They see it and like it. Worse they want to keep it. :0 What I should say is that Both Sydney & Melbourne have a ongoing competition with each other as to which city is the best. :D Col

Garden Gnome
Garden Gnome

This type of article would be much more useful if it gave an actual textual list of the items. Opening up the screen shots is a waste of time. Please keep them coming, though

seanferd
seanferd

Easy! http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/tr-out-loud/?p=2401&tag=content;leftCol I don't know why the gallery and article are not cross-referenced, though. I constantly see article-gallery pairs merrily wander off on their own separate trajectories.

Cabo Wabo Addict
Cabo Wabo Addict

i said 'talked about' not showed. my point was, in case you missed it, that there wasn't very much substance, and what little there was talked about stuff the average professioal could care less about.

Cabo Wabo Addict
Cabo Wabo Addict

he has shown his stripes... the first 5 slides talk about limewire, downloading, and Norton. no need for any more.

The 'G-Man.'
The 'G-Man.'

That sounds more guilty-ish than if you just said nothing.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

To me it's as useful as [b]T1t$ on a Bull.[/b] One of the most useless things I've even had the misfortune to use let alone have to install. I only whet with it as it's the bigger Brother of 360 Pro which is what that customer had been using for ages and as he owns the place his computer is more of a Play Toy than a Work Station. :p Col

MAR1701
MAR1701

While the information is of interest, I'm more interested in where the background image originated so I can get it also.

The 'G-Man.'
The 'G-Man.'

Google: uss enterprise desktop image Done.