Minimalistic Windows Setup
This is a minimalistic list of applications that I have found to be neccessary after freshly installing windows! Most of the applications included are open source unless there isn't an open source alternative.
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To block ads and make browsing the web bearable!
Install and update drivers for all installed hardware!
To stop windows from timing updates incorrectly!
For compressed files!
To stop windows phoning home!
For all your passwords!
Check and manage emails!
To read your pdf files and more!
To manage your firewall easily!
To cleanup your system!
For all your documents and presentations!
View and edit your photos or images!
To play media!
To find out what is eating your storage space!