Around the holiday's there are lot's and lots of new computers. If your frugal like me however, you just spend time reformatting and cleaning up instead of buying a whole new computer. After setting up my fair share of new systems over the past few weeks/years, there are some default apps that I load on systems to prepare them for use.

However not all apps are suited for everyone, these just happen to be the ones I can personally vouch for.

Windows (XP/Vista/7)

Security Software:

Internet:

Office:

MultiMedia:

Utilities:

Power Users:

Linux (Most Flavors)

Security Software:

  • ClamAV (if your interacting with Windows computers)
  • UFW/GUFW(Ubuntu Only as of now)

Internet:

MultiMedia:

Utilities:

Power Users:

So be sure to check out some of these apps weather or not your setting up a new machine. Leave some of your favorites below!