Whats a good Cocktail?

By John_4 ·
So where I work we use what we call the Cocktail when we reinstall an operating system, or just when we build a system, and we are trying to make it the best group of software we can get, I will list all of the things we use and why we use them, and if you have anything you think we should change or if there is something out there that you don't think I don't know about PLEASE post!! (all software in our cocktail is FREEWARE)

1. Mozilla Firefox - Internet Browsing
2. Adobe Reader/Player - Self Explanatory
3. OpenOffice - Free MS Word
4. VLC Media Player - the codec/good player
5. AVG - Anti Virus
6. ADAWARE - Anti Adaware
7. Spybot - Anti Spyware
8. Malwarebytes - antimalware/scan and remove viruses

Once again if you know of any other good things, please post!!

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by Charvell In reply to Used it...

Unfortunately i haven't used cdburnerxp so I can't compare them directly.

In my experience, IMGBurner is a simple program, so if cdburnerxp has a lot of features, it might be a better option.

I don't do media burning (such as making audio CDs or video DVDs) at work where we us it, I really only need to write files to CDs or burn ISO images to CDs so I can use them (usually when I've had to download install files from EOpen and they supply an ISO instead of an EXE).

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Personally J&B on the Rocks

by CG IT In reply to Whats a good Cocktail?

but in a pinch, JW

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by John_4 In reply to Personally J&B on the Roc ...

What are J&B and JW?

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re acromyns

by PurpleSkys In reply to Acromyns

J&B JW i've discovered a few of the folks around here have a liking for whisky and scotch, i personally prefer Glenfiddich straight up on ice

edit: links

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JW is ok

by Charvell In reply to re acromyns

But I'm a Jameson man myself (especially the 12 year old).

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by PurpleSkys In reply to JW is ok

will keep that in mind, i've not tried Jameson yet but i am being encouraged to "expand" my horizons :)

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Wisky and Scotch

by CG IT In reply to re acromyns

Throw a little Gin in there during the fishing trips ...usually come back with no bottle and no fish but have a **** of a great time...

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by PurpleSkys In reply to Wisky and Scotch

"shudder" vodka maybe...Australian Chardonnays :)

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Gin is nice.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Wisky and Scotch

Haven't had any for awhile. Come spring, it might be time.

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What are acromyns ??... Or do you mean -

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Acromyns


In any event you're still wrong - an acronym is an abbreviation that forms into a word like:

RAF ~ Royal Air Force (pronounced RAFF)


LASER ~ Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation


SCUBA ~ Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

Regrettably 'J&B' or 'JW' do not form words so do not qualify as acronyms, or even acromyns (whatever they are).

My favourite tipple, as most of the peers here are aware of is the gloriously peaty flavoured LAPHROAIG with no ice, just a splash of water. :)

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