So, I got a new laptop this week [Friday], and today, I went to use my favorite program [Windows Live Writer]. I couldn't find it. After a full-on rant-slash-panic attack, I finally found the right download and have it installed

That, though, made me wonder which programs you would find essential in your daily lives. I use WLW weekly for writing the newsletters, and sometimes for my own blog. I use PSE daily, Sony Movie Studio Platinum daily, Spotify and Firefox. I need those programs. Every computer I use regularly needs to be able to handle those with ease (and sometimes all at once, )

So, what are YOUR essential programs?