These are a few of my favourite tools (Part 1 - Windows)
In a discussion on a private IRC server a while back, codepope and I were talking about the sort of thing we load on a freshly OSed machine. Let's face it, we all have our ways of working, and whatever we use, be it Windows, Linux or Mac OS X, just won't give us what we want out of the box or off the ISO. So what are the tools I tend to install on my Windows boxen - apart from Office?
Mozilla - it's an excelent IMAP mail client and newsreader, even if you don't use it as a web browser
Google Toolbar - plug it into IE and you don't need any other search tools