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2 years ago#1
In preparation for my new PC, I'm downloading the ninite pack where you can select which things you want and so far I got
firefox, itunes, CCCP, java, gimp, and steam

do I need all those other run times though? like silverlight, .NET, Air, and Shockwave? Also what burning software from the ninite list would you guys pick? I was thinking of just imgburn, but are any of the others any good?
2 years ago#2
the grotesquely bloated dotnet is pretty much a requirement these days

imgburn is ok for basic burning tasks

foobar is good for audio, MPC for video (VLC is overrated)

itunes is an obscenity of bloatedness
2 years ago#3
I don't need silverlight and the others though?
2 years ago#4
Only install Java, Silverlight, the .NET framework, Air and Shockwave if you know you need them. Otherwise, skip.
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