The virus that attacked my computer recently revealed just how dependent I am on it. It also made me realise just how much software I run. The idea of reloading it all was quite daunting. And being male, my mind inevitably began to sort that software into lists. There were the essential items, the amazingly useful non essential items and those I'm not sure I'd bother with again (which I'll ignore as a result).
What's essential? These are:
1.Office Professional. Enough said, I guess. I know there are alternatives, and for a home PC I'm really not sure I'd bother about Office now. It's obvious that things like Open Office could do the job most people ask for just as well, and it's free. But, like it or not, for business I think Office is where it's at still.
2.Outlook Express. I know most peo...