One of the most frequent questions I receive is, OK, I have my new computer, and now what?
I personally like to configure things a certain way, install certain applications that will allow me to do almost anything I will need to do with the computer. So whenever a friend asks for help I try to commit the same way with them as if it was my own computer.
The following is a list of most of the tools I will install on a freshly installed computer (assuming nothing of this is already installed on it). (more…)