It has been fifteen months since I last reformatted this machine. In that time, I've read hundreds of thousands of emails, installed countless alpha/beta/CTP software, multiple SKUs of Visual Studio, many video editing programs, and much more.
It's gotten to the point now where even creating a new file, opening Office programs and other simple tasks can be the stuff of nightmares. Thusly, much like my pal Clint Rutkas, I've decided to make a list of the baseline apps I keep installed on my laptop PC.
OS/Productivity Vista Business, Office 2007, FeedDemon.
Screen Capture / Video Editing