Five good apps to kick off a new Windows desktop


When I need to provision a new Windows desktop for myself, there are certain tools I inevitably turn to first. Here's a look at the first five tools I install on new Windows systems. (I’m not going to cover things like Microsoft Office, which are generally a given.)

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By Scott Lowe

Since 1994, Scott Lowe has been providing technology solutions to a variety of organizations. After spending 10 years in multiple CIO roles, Scott is now an independent consultant, blogger, author, owner of The 1610 Group, and a Senior IT Executive w...