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SickWorm    0

Hey guys, I'm not quite sure if this is where I should post this topic but after today I started wondering how much of you prefer non microsoft products and how much of you prefer microsoft products?

Also post which programs do you use for common things like:

Sending/Receiving e-mails

Web Browsing

Playing Mp3s

Watching Video/DVD

Instant Messaging

(I can't think anything else right now, but if you do, post it) :)

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sanctified    1,225

Well, for firsts, there is no office suite that its better than the MS one, the spell shchecking engine is better and more rich for example.

Browser: Firefox

Playing mp3: winamp 5

Watching video dvd: vlc player

IM: messenger 6 (but soon its going to be miranda or gaim once a new version is released)

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SickWorm    0
,Feb 10 2004, 19:00] Well, for firsts, there is no office suite that its better than the MS one, the spell shchecking engine is better and more rich for example.

Browser: Firefox

Playing mp3: winamp 5

Watching video dvd: vlc player

IM: messenger 6 (but soon its going to be miranda or gaim once a new version is released)

Yep even OppenOffice which Linux use as an Office Suite isn't as good as MS Office :cool:

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sanctified    1,225
Yep even OppenOffice which Linux uses isn't as good as MS Office :cool:

if you said that as sarcasm then let me say that Im not talking blindly, I used Oppenoffice a lot in windows and the time I used fedora, it feels just too uncomfortable

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SickWorm    0

Nop.. I wanted to say that MS Office is the best product Microsoft ever made!

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semifamous    0

Sending/Receiving e-mails: Thunderbird

Web Browsing: Firefox

Playing Mp3s: Winamp

Watching Video/DVD: WinDVD/Media Player Classic

Instant Messaging: Miranda

So I guess I prefer non-MS stuff. Not because MS stuff is bad, but because I believe the other stuff is better.

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Simon-    492

Sending/Receiving e-mails: Thunderbird

Web Browsing: Firefox

Playing Mp3s: Media Player Classic

Watching Video/DVD: Cyberlink PowerDVD

Instant Messaging: MSN Messenger 6/Windows Messenger5/PSI (Jabber Client)

Edit:

PS I use OpenOffice

Edited by ffx

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nazgul    0

Browser: Firefox

E-mail: Outlook 2003

Media Player: Winamp5 for everything

IM: Trillian

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cal2002    0

It's MS here

Sending/Receiving e-mails: Web Mail/SBC Yahoo

Web Browsing: Internet Explorer

Playing Mp3s: WMP 9

Watching Video/DVD: WMP 9/InterVideo DVD Decoder

Instant Messaging: MSN Messenger

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SickWorm    0

--Not because MS stuff is bad, but because I believe the other stuff is better.

Good Comment semifamous! :p

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jkinzer    0

Mostly Microsoft here.

Sending/Receiving e-mails: Microsoft Outlook 2003

Word Processing: Microsoft Word 2003

Web Browsing: Microsoft Internet Explorer

Playing Mp3s: Winamp 3.0

Watching Video/DVD: DivX Player

Instant Messaging: MSN Messenger

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emaack    0

Mail: Outlook 2003

Web: what else can it be? FIREFOX

MP3: iTunes

Video/DVD: WindDVD

IM: msn messenger

I used to have openoffice for a while now I got a free version of StarOffice 7 but I would like those two to make that step that they miss to really compete with MS Office.

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SickWorm    0

Heh! I haven't posted mine yet! :p

Sending/Receiving e-mails: Incredi Mail

Web Browsing: Opera 7/Firefox

Playing Mp3s: Winamp/WMP

Watching Video/DVD: Power DVD

Instant Messaging: MSN Messenger

Microsoft targets 'easy in use' ! We want more than that! :)

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Creamy    1

Mail: Outlook 2003

Web: firefox

MP3: iTunes

Video/DVD: WinDVD

IM: TRILLIAN Pro 2.01

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BTallack    0

On my PCs:

E-mail: Microsoft Outlook 2003

Word Processing: Microsoft Word 2003

Web: Firefox 0.8 (yes, I finally switched my browser)

MP3: Winamp 5

Video: Winamp 5/WMP

IM: Trillian

On my Mac:

E-mail: Mail

Word Processing: MS Word X

Web: Firefox 0.8

MP3: iTunes

Video: Quicktime

IM: MSN Messenger

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dismuter    64

Mail: Outlook 2003

Web: FireFox

Audio: Winamp 5

Video/DVD: BSPlayer/PowerDVD

IM: MSN Messenger

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SickWorm    0
On my PCs:

E-mail: Microsoft Outlook 2003

Word Processing: Microsoft Word 2003

Web: Firefox 0.8 (yes, I finally switched my browser)

MP3: Winamp 5

Video: Winamp 5/WMP

IM: Trillian

On my Mac:

E-mail: Mail

Word Processing: MS Word X

Web: Firefox 0.8

MP3: iTunes

Video: Quicktime

IM: MSN Messenger

How come you have a non-microsoft product for Instant Messaging for the PC but you 've got a Microsoft product for the same reason on a MAC??

Trillian isn't compatible with Macintosh? :huh:

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-=SD=-    0

Sending/Receiving e-mails: OE 6

Web Browsing: MyIE2 (IE6)

Playing Mp3s: Winamp 5

Watching Video/DVD: WMP 9/Classic

Instant Messaging: Miranda

3 out of 5.. :p

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mm3h    0

Sending/Receiving e-mails - Outlook Xp (office)

Web Browsing - FireFox

Playing Mp3s - Winamp/WM9

Watching Video/DVD - PowerDVD

Instant Messaging - MSN 6

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sinatosk    0

Sending/Receiving e-mails - Pocomail/Thunderbird

Web Browsing - Firefox

Playing Mp3s - Winamp

Watching Video/DVD - BSPlayer/PowerDVD

Instant Messaging - MSN 6.1/Trillian Pro 2.01

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poisonarrow    0

  • E-mail Client - Hotmail. I know it's horrendously insecure; no idea why I use it.
  • Word Processing - Microsoft Word 2002
  • Web Browser - Netscape 7.1
  • MP3 Player - iTunes
  • DVD Player - WinDVD
  • Instant Messenger - MSN Messenger. I used to use ICQ, but all my mates use MSN Messenger now, so I switched.

I love all of these products/services except Hotmail. I'm not keen on anything that comes from Microsoft, other than Office and MSN Messenger,

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SickWorm    0
Sending/Receiving e-mails: OE 6

Web Browsing: MyIE2 (IE6)

Playing Mp3s: Winamp 5

Watching Video/DVD: WMP 9/Classic

Instant Messaging: Miranda

3 out of 5.. :p

Nop! MyIE is much more better than IE, and it would be shame to make these too equal! :cool:

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sanctified    1,225
Nop! MyIE is much more better than IE, and it would be shame to make these too equal! :cool:

well, maybe he is refering that myie as a frontend uses the same engine

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Death By Sexy    0

Sending/Receiving e-mails - hotmail

Web Browsing - IE6

Playing Mp3s - itunes 4.2 windows ver.

DVD - cyberlink powerdvd

Watching Video - windows media player

Instant Messaging - msn messenger 6.1

i used to use winamp but i switched to itunes.. works so much better.

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SickWorm    0
i used to use winamp but i switched to itunes.. works so much better.

Aha! Now that you've mentioned iTunes!! How do you rate it??

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