A Fast way to install all the essentials to your PC

When you have a new computer installing your programs can be tedious. Having to go to a programs page, download and install it then repeat for everything you want and all at the sametime avoiding all the bloatware that sometimes comes with them – like McAfee. Let’s be honest, we don’t want to bother with that crap at all. Cue Ninite intro.

Ninite was designed to overcome this very problem. Just select the programs you want, hit submit and run the installer. Ninite will install all the latest stable versions of each application and upon being run again will check for updates and install anything that is found. (They even have pro version to patch apps over all of your domains starting at $20 per month for up to 100 machines). Ninite supports Windows mainly but also has several options for Ubuntu (currently marked as in beta).

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To make your lives even easier, I have created some basic outlines for you to use based on what kind of set-up you want.

The Web Browser

If all you do is browse the web, this is literally all you will ever need.
Recommended for inexperienced users

Containing:

  • Respective browser
  • Avast free antivirus
  • MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
  • Adobe Read for PDF viewing
  • Open Office for other documents like word and powerpoint

Chrome Users

Firefox Users

 

The Real PC Users

This is everything the average user will need from cloud storage and image editing to music streaming and torrenting.

Containing

  • Everything above
  • Gimp image editor (a free alternative to photoshop)
  • Google Drive & Dropbox
  • iTunes
  • qbittorrent
  • Skype
  • Spoitfy
  • VLC
  • WinRar

Chrome Users

Firefox Users

 

The Ultimate

This is for the extreme users, most people will not need all of this, but if you want to know you are never without what you need, this is the one for you.

Containing:

  • Everything above (both browsers)
  • .NET
  • 7Zip
  • Java
  • Silverlight
  • Thunderbird

Ultimate Users

 

The Ubuntu User

This option is marked as still being in beta

Contains:

  • Chrome
  • Dropbox
  • Gimp
  • Open Office
  • Skype
  • Thunderbird
  • Transmission
  • VLC
  • Wine

Ubuntu Users

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