Okay. Have a new laptop running XP Professional.
What do I put on it?
I have Photoshop whatever.
I have WSFTPro
I have WinZIP and WinRAR set
I have MSN Messenger and AIM fully updated
I have Office 2003
I have Windows Media Player
I have a shitty version of Nero
I have McAfee.
That's about it.
I want to put on some useful programs that WON'T clog up the system, run at half efficiency for being shareware, allow me to watch all kinds of video formats, p2p programs, help me edit/compress movies from a camcorder and just overall help my PC work better for/with me.
Any suggestions? I can't stress enough I'm not looking for things that will eat memory like a depraved ardvark in an ant colony. Since it's all fresh and new and running like greased lightning, I'd like to keep it that way as long as I can before it inevitably turns shitty over the next 4 years.
Your advice is MUCH appreciated.