64 bit (Sony Vaio, E series) OR 32 bit Intex


Update 4 aug 2011:

free matroska player for windows: http://www.finalmediaplayer.com/mkv-player.html

UPDATE date 4 June 2011


(my windows media player, win-7, 64 bit, preinstalled, plus this codec

>> (http://download.cnet.com/Media-Player-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10749065.html?tag=recommendedDownloads)

plays mkv but not some advance avi files yet so I am trying to figure a good way to fix that or have a good AVI player, I am installing AVI Codec Pack Pro fromthe above website.

UPDATE date 2 June 2011

BIT torrent, good downloader, download here: http://www.bittorrent.com/downloads


Date: 26:4:2011

GIMP for image manipulation: http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html


1. skype (skype.com)

2. firefox 4.0 & flash player (flash also for internet explorer)

3. Lyx (friendly LateX from Lyx.com)

4.  winzip (paid software, instead will try linux environ from Cygwin and sourceforge, wow tar and gunzip works on cygwin, uninstalled winzip)

5. virtual window 4.3 (for multiple desktops, isn’t working yet)

6. CygWin successfully installed: http://x.cygwin.com/docs/ug/using.html

great, cygwin works perfect and commands tar and gunzip work fine: open Xwin with startxwin — -noclipboard

and for physicists: http://www-cdf.fnal.gov/~cplager/cygwin.html (haven’t tried this link yet)

7. xfig and latex are working perfect  (I have cygwin xfig and MikTeX stand-alone)

http://homepage.mac.com/wenguangwang/latex/xfig.html, http://homepage.mac.com/wenguangwang/latex/env.html

Note that the startxwin.bat as mentioned at above links aren’t supported anymore

8. installed MikTex: http://www.miktex.org/2.9/setup successful

ghostscript and ghostview: installation successful, useful sites as has always been:



or http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/AFPL/gs854.htm

: ghostscript 9.02

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