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matthew
November 17th, 2005, 08:45 PM
From PCWorld http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,12,00.asp

My favorite is ranked #26...

Mozilla Firefox (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118959,00.asp) Web Browser
Google Gmail (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,116301,00.asp) Web Mail
Apple Mac OS X Version 10.4 (Tiger) (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120646,00.asp) Operating System
Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router and Notebook Network Card (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118666,00.asp) Wireless Networking
Dell Ultrasharp 2405FPW (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120529,00.asp) 24-Inch Wide-Screen LCD
Alienware Aurora 5500 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119123,00.asp) Performance PC
Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Drive (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119104,00.asp) Portable Hard Drive
Skype (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120481,00.asp) VoIP Service
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119729,00.asp) Digital SLR Camera
PalmOne Treo 650 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118848,00.asp) PDA Phone
Zone Labs ZoneAlarm Antivirus (http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/catalog/products/sku_list_zaav.jsp) Antivirus and Firewall Software
Mysoft Technology Maxthon (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118794,pg,3,00.asp) Browser Plug-In
Rio Carbon (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120417,00.asp) Midcapacity MP3 Player
Webroot Window Washer 5.5 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120340,pg,5,00.asp) Utility
Maxtor H01R300 Shared Storage Drive (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120063,00.asp) Network Hard Drive
Google (http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/000685.html) Search Engine
Netgear 54 Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Travel Router Model WGR101 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,117622,00.asp) Travel Router
OnlyMyEmail Pro (http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,119983,pg,2,00.asp#spamFilter) Spam Filter
Sony PlayStation Portable (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120117,00.asp) Handheld Gaming Device
NVidia GeForce 6600 GT (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118382,00.asp) Graphics Board
APC Back-UPS RS 800VA 120V (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,114500,00.asp) Uninterruptible Power Supply
2BrightSparks SyncBackSE (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119982,00.asp) Utility
Moon Software Password Agent (http://www.moonsoftware.com/pwagent.asp) Password Manager
HP Officejet 7210 All-in-One (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120683,00.asp) Multifunction Printer
Winternals Software ERD Commander (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120340,00.asp) Data Recovery Software
Ubuntu Linux 5.04 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120520,00.asp) Linux Distribution
Epson PictureMate (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,116696,00.asp) Photo Printer
Mozilla Thunderbird (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119038,00.asp) E-Mail Program
Cloudmark Anti-Fraud Toolbar (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120501,00.asp) Browser Security Plug-In
Vonage (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120542,00.asp) VoIP Service
Cloudmark SafetyBar (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,115885,00.asp) Spam Filter
Adobe Photoshop CS2 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120093,00.asp) Image Editor
The New York Times on the Web (http://www.nytimes.com/) Web Site
Apple ITunes (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,110482,00.asp) Media Player
Seagate USB/FireWire Hard Drive (http://pcworld.pricegrabber.com/search_prodsummary.php?masterid=6335762) External Hard Drive
Canon CanoScan 9950F (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119448,00.asp) Scanner
IRiver IFP-895 (https://secure3.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=iriver&BusType=BtoC&Count1=754665553&Count2=671805977) Flash-Based MP3 Player
Valve Half-Life 2 (http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/000324.html) PC Game
Samsung HL-P5063W (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118386,00.asp) Rear-Projection TV
Tor (http://tor.eff.org/) Privacy Software
LG Flatron L1981Q (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120982,00.asp) 19-Inch LCD
Dell 3000cn (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119290,00.asp) Color Laser Printer
BlackBerry 7100t (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120368,00.asp) PDA Phone
Verbatim Store 'n' Go Pro (http://pcworld.pricegrabber.com/search_prodsummary.php?masterid=4380864) USB Memory Key
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 SATA NCQ (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119497,00.asp) Internal Hard Drive
Compaq Presario V2000 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120200,00.asp) All-Purpose Notebook
Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,117653,00.asp) Media Player
Canon Pixma IP4000R (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119861,00.asp) Inkjet/Photo Printer
Best Software Simply Accounting (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118958,00.asp) Accounting and Personal Finance
Orb (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120581,00.asp) Media Streaming Service
Flickr.com (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119985,00.asp) Photography Site
Dell Inspiron 6000 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120201,00.asp) Desktop Replacement Notebook
DirecTV HD DVR HR10-250 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,117340,00.asp) HD Receiver and DVR
ACD Systems ACDSee 7 (http://pcworld.pricegrabber.com/search_prodsummary.php?masterid=8112849) Photo Organizer
Dell UltraSharp 1704FPV (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119398,00.asp) 17-Inch LCD
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,115767,00.asp) Digital Camera
Qnext (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120232,00.asp) Instant Messenger
IBM ThinkCentre A51p (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119126,00.asp) All-Purpose PC
SightSpeed (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118652,00.asp) Video Instant Messenger
Wikipedia (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120360,00.asp) Online Resource
Cerulean Studios Trillian 3.1 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118497,00.asp) Instant Messenger
CMS 80GB USB 2.0 ABSplus Notebook Backup System (http://pcworld.pricegrabber.com/search_prodsummary.php?masterid=781091) Portable Hard Drive
Nikon Coolpix 7900 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120694,00.asp) Digital Camera
Contour Design RollerMouse Pro (http://www.contourdesign.com/rollermouse/) Mouse
Adobe InDesign CS2 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120193,00.asp) Desktop Publisher
Shuttle Computer XPC i8600b (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120649,00.asp) Small PC
IBM ThinkPad X41 (http://pcworld.pricegrabber.com/search_prodsummary.php?masterid=7930574) Ultraportable Notebook
Adobe Premiere Elements (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118574,00.asp) Video Editor
Dell Axim X30 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,116675,00.asp) PDA
A9.com (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,24673,00.asp) Search Engine
Toshiba RS-TX20 Digital Media Server (http://pcworld.pricegrabber.com/search_prodsummary.php?masterid=4632755) DVD Recorder
Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120532,00.asp) Burning Software
Plextor PX-716UF (http://pcworld.pricegrabber.com/search_prodsummary.php?masterid=5205266) Rewritable DVD Drive
Casio Exilim EX-Z750 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120908,00.asp) Digital Camera
Apple Mac Mini (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119387,00.asp) Small PC
Google Desktop Search (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119894,00.asp) Desktop Search Tool
Mitsubishi LT-3050 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120614,00.asp) 30-Inch LCD TV
Apple IPod Photo (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118658,00.asp) Large-Capacity MP3 Player
Dell 3300MP (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,116288,00.asp) Projector
FileMaker Pro 7 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,115853,00.asp) Database
Sunbelt Software CounterSpy (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119572,00.asp) Anti-Spyware Software
Six Apart TypePad (http://www.typepad.com/) Blogging Tool
Acronis True Image 8 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,117961,00.asp) Backup Software
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119984,00.asp) Motherboard
Brother HL-5140 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118330,00.asp) Monochrome Laser Printer
Apple ITunes Music Store (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,110991,00.asp) Music Downloads
Internet Archive (Archive.org) (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,117822,00.asp) Web Site
Opera 8 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120498,00.asp) Web Browser
Copernic Desktop Search (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118667,00.asp) Desktop Search Software
Motorola Razr V3 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118154,00.asp) Cell Phone
Delphi MyFi (http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/000344.html) Satellite Radio
PDAapps VeriChat Standard Edition (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,114367,00.asp) Mobile Instant Messaging
Sonos Digital Music System (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119792,00.asp) Streaming Media Device
EMC Dantz Retrospect Professional 7 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119709,00.asp) Backup Software
Garmin StreetPilot C330 (http://www.garmin.com/products/sp330/) GPS Navigation Device
Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118725,00.asp) Portable Speakers
Logitech Z-5500 Digital (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118180,pg,12,00.asp) PC Speaker System
Antec P160 (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,118858,00.asp) Desktop Case
Corel Painter IX (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,119047,00.asp) Paint Program
Citrix Online GoToMyPC Personal (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,111276,00.asp) Remote Access

x__dark
November 17th, 2005, 08:49 PM
I was just about to post this. Ubuntu 5.04 made the list at #26 I believe. :D

jc87
November 17th, 2005, 08:52 PM
My favorite is the number 1 :smile: , in the last year i alone managed to get at least about 10 people to use it (for one single person is not bad) , and i dont know how many people started to use it because the person i convinced to use firefox , convinced other people.

Firefox rulle:razz: .

bored2k
November 17th, 2005, 10:10 PM
In my opinion, 1, 2 and 60 are the best.

TravisNewman
November 17th, 2005, 11:39 PM
wow Ubuntu beat out iTunes, Photoshop, and Half-Life 2 ;)

Wikipedia should have been number 1.

uberlinux
November 18th, 2005, 12:10 AM
wow Ubuntu beat out iTunes, Photoshop, and Half-Life 2 ;)

Wikipedia should have been number 1.
I think its high time we all started speculating on next years list.
3. Ubuntu 6.10
4. Kubuntu 6.10
11. Firefox
19. Konqueror
20. wikipedia
62. Slashdot
--opera

bored2k
November 18th, 2005, 12:17 AM
I think its high time we all started speculating on next years list.
3. Ubuntu 6.10
4. Kubuntu 6.10
11. Firefox
19. Konqueror
20. wikipedia
62. Slashdot
--opera
Don't put your money on Ubuntu being that high... specially NOT on Kubuntu (like it, or not). Also, with the Firefox 1.5&higher release, don't expect it to fall that much. I don't expect Konqueror to be on a top 200 everywhere either. Slashdot? you kidding? In linux dreamland maybe ;).

xequence
November 18th, 2005, 01:39 AM
1. Wikipedia
2. OSX
3. Gmail
4. Firefox (The windows version)

Maverick911
November 19th, 2005, 10:12 PM
Replace #100 GoToMyPC with LogMeIn.com. It does the same thing minus file transfer and it's free!:D

picpak
November 20th, 2005, 01:01 AM
Firefox is #1 but Opera is #88?

I don't get it.

poofyhairguy
November 20th, 2005, 01:20 AM
Firefox is #1 but Opera is #88?

I don't get it.

The list is more about how big of impact each thing made in the tech market this year than how great it actually is.....

fuscia
November 20th, 2005, 01:25 AM
my favorite is number one. it led me to linux. i don't get how gmail is number 2 and google search is number 16.

benplaut
November 20th, 2005, 02:07 AM
this is 3 months old...