Re: new to windows, need help with software selections


One way we know is because thousands or millions of people use it and I haven't seen one comaint on three lists I follow about spyware being added to machines using Ninite. 
There may be other ways of checking as well but that one is persuasive and reliable. 

----- Original Message -----
From: Isaac
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:34 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] new to windows, need help with software selections

how do we know is not spiware?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sukil Etxenike via Groups.Io" <sukiletxe@...>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:34 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] new to windows, need help with software selections

> Hi Kendell,
> Sorry to hear about your resignation from Sonar. Hope the situation
> improves over time.
> For ripping CDs, you can also use Foobar 2000, which is a music player
> (though it extracts audio from videos, too).
> There is a CLI version of youtube-dl that works on Windows too (standalone
> .exe file).
> For installing software with no other stuff, I suggest you take a look at
> , which will install the software you choose from their
> selection of <100 programs. To update it, you just rerun the installer.
> They even offer a section for accessible software, and offer to install
> Also, you may like . Chocolatey is a open source (though it
> also offers pro versions)command-line package manager for Windows. Be
> aware though: like in Linux, sometimes the software you install with it
> may not be up to date (the NVDA there is from 2014 for example). But it
> does an excellent job of not installing additional things.
> For Portable Applications, the most popular one is Portable Apps. You can
> either download the platform and "install" the portable software you want
> from there, or download the standalone portable apps.
> Regards,
> Sukil
> El 15/02/2017 a las 4:04, coffeekingms@... escribió:
>> hi all
>> I'm a bit ashamed to say this, but I've just switched from linux,
>> specifically sonar gnu linux,  to windows 10 full time. There are many
>> reasons why  and I won't go into them hear since this is the wrong list,
>> but the windows blind community is just friendlier and much much less
>> prone to judge people based on what software they want to use, what
>> speech voice they want to use and so on. I was hoping you guys could
>> point me to some free as in price, and open source if possible, software
>> to do the things I've gotten used to doing in linux. I'll provide a list.
>> A cd ripper, preferably one that can look up info on cd databases, and
>> if such a thing exists, one that can look up data on audiobook cd's,
>> since the ones available for linux can't. It would be nice if it could
>> rip to opus or ogg vorbis files, preferably both, since I don't care for
>> mp3 and use free to use media formats like ogg or opus for everything.
>> Something that can download videos from youtube, entire playlists if
>> possible. I've found youtube dl gui for this, but it leaves the video
>> and audio tracks separate, instead of combining them so I have to
>> manuallt delete them. An audio converter, so I can convert mp3, m4b, etc
>> files into the formats I prefer to use. I've come across format factory
>> and already wrote about it hear, but it doesn't seem to handle opus so I
>> may need to use something else. I've just discovered kodi, the htpc
>> software. Can it handle using services such as spotify, pandora and
>> I don't use any of these yet, but I'd like to start, assuming
>> spotify and pandora are still free to use. Accessible torrent software.
>> I've been usint q bittorrent, and it is usable but not very accessible.
>> I want torrent software for legal things, not the pirate bay and such.
>> Even though I'm no longer using sonar I still want to support it's
>> torrent seeds, as well as other linux distro torrents such as vinux and
>> fedora. Is there a good free program to keep drivers up to date? If
>> these are still needed. My computer is experiencing frequent bugcheck
>> screens from something called amdkfb.sys, and I thought maybe a free
>> driver updater would download an updated driver that would fix it.
>> Something that doesn't nag you to upgrade to a pro version would be
>> nice, and that can be run portable would be even better, but I don't
>> want to be picky. I'm only asking for all of these instead of doing my
>> own research because I'm frequently lead around in circles. Sites that
>> say a piece of software is free, when what they mean is free but comes
>> with extra stuff, free trial, or not free at all and they want you to
>> pay for it. Driver updaters that aren't accessible and often install
>> extras, such as pc care, pc cleaners, and the chrome browser. Are there
>> good ways of avoiding these kinds  of things? I'm new to windows after
>> being in linux for five years so I might as well be a first time windows
>> user. Thanks for any help, I'll try not to ask for this much help again.
>> Thanks
>> Kendell Clark

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