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2006
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The 100 Best Products of 2005

I just learn from GMail that there is a election called “The 100 Best Products of 2005″, organized by “PC World”, the world famous computer magazine. I am shocked to realize I’m frequent user of 13 out of 100.

Can you find your own favorite in the following list?

    The 100 Best Products of 2005, by PCWorld.com

  1. Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
    (My default web browser both in PC and Mac)
  2. Google Gmail Web Mail
    (Default email account, with tons of newly added functions.)
  3. Apple Mac OS X Version 10.4 (Tiger) Operating System
    (Can’t live a day without Tiger!)
  4. Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router and Notebook Network Card Wireless Networking
  5. Dell Ultrasharp 2405FPW 24-Inch Wide-Screen LCD
  6. Alienware Aurora 5500 Performance PC
  7. Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Drive Portable Hard Drive
  8. Skype VoIP Service
    (Good performance in “Voice Over IP”, but seldom use it.)
  9. Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT Digital SLR Camera
    (Don’t have enough budget for DSLR, I use Canon PowerShot S80 instead.)
  10. PalmOne Treo 650 PDA Phone
    (I’ll buy the next model of Treo, Palm phone + wireless LAN)
  11. Zone Labs ZoneAlarm Antivirus Antivirus and Firewall Software
  12. Mysoft Technology Maxthon Browser Plug-In
  13. Rio Carbon Midcapacity MP3 Player
  14. Webroot Window Washer 5.5 Utility
  15. Maxtor H01R300 Shared Storage Drive Network Hard Drive
  16. Google Search Engine
    (Default search engine for years…)
  17. Netgear 54 Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Travel Router Model WGR101 Travel Router
  18. OnlyMyEmail Pro Spam Filter
  19. Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Handheld Gaming Device
    (I admit it’s so attractive. I’m glad I’m never a gamer… otherwise…)
  20. NVidia GeForce 6600 GT Graphics Board
  21. APC Back-UPS RS 800VA 120V Uninterruptible Power Supply
  22. 2BrightSparks SyncBackSE Utility
  23. Moon Software Password Agent Password Manager
  24. HP Officejet 7210 All-in-One Multifunction Printer
  25. Winternals Software ERD Commander Data Recovery Software
  26. Ubuntu Linux 5.04 Linux Distribution
  27. Epson PictureMate Photo Printer
  28. Mozilla Thunderbird E-Mail Program
  29. Cloudmark Anti-Fraud Toolbar Browser Security Plug-In
  30. Vonage VoIP Service
  31. Cloudmark SafetyBar Spam Filter
  32. Adobe Photoshop CS2 Image Editor
  33. The New York Times on the Web Web Site
  34. Apple iTunes Media Player
    (Default music, podcast and video player both in PC and Mac)
  35. Seagate USB/FireWire Hard Drive External Hard Drive
  36. Canon CanoScan 9950F Scanner
  37. iRiver IFP-895 Flash-Based MP3 Player
  38. Valve Half-Life 2 PC Game
  39. Samsung HL-P5063W Rear-Projection TV
  40. Tor Privacy Software
  41. LG Flatron L1981Q 19-Inch LCD
  42. Dell 3000cn Color Laser Printer
  43. BlackBerry 7100t PDA Phone
  44. Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Pro USB Memory Key
  45. Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 SATA NCQ Internal Hard Drive
    (After all the years, I switch back to Seagate.)
  46. Compaq Presario V2000 All-Purpose Notebook
  47. Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 Media Player
    (I try my best to eliminate using this… but can’t help with .wma and .wmv… I hate that!)
  48. Canon Pixma IP4000R Inkjet/Photo Printer
  49. Best Software Simply Accounting Accounting and Personal Finance
  50. Orb Media Streaming Service
  51. Flickr.com Photography Site
    (I just love Flickr!!! I even have their badges!!!!)
  52. Dell Inspiron 6000 Desktop Replacement Notebook
  53. DirecTV HD DVR HR10-250 HD Receiver and DVR
  54. ACD Systems ACDSee 7 Photo Organizer
    (Haven’t used ACDSee for so loooooooong. I use “Picture and Fax Viewer” in PC and “iPhoto” in Mac. No problem.)
  55. Dell UltraSharp 1704FPV 17-Inch LCD
  56. Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Digital Camera
  57. Qnext Instant Messenger
  58. IBM ThinkCentre A51p All-Purpose PC
  59. SightSpeed Video Instant Messenger
  60. Wikipedia Online Resource
    (I spend more time in Wiki day after day.)
  61. Cerulean Studios Trillian 3.1 Instant Messenger
  62. CMS 80GB USB 2.0 ABSplus Notebook Backup System Portable Hard Drive
  63. Nikon Coolpix 7900 Digital Camera
    (I used to be Nikon fans… but switch to Canon years ago.)
  64. Contour Design RollerMouse Pro Mouse
  65. Adobe InDesign CS2 Desktop Publisher
  66. Shuttle Computer XPC i8600b Small PC
  67. IBM ThinkPad X41 Ultraportable Notebook
  68. Adobe Premiere Elements Video Editor
  69. Dell Axim X30 PDA
  70. A9.com Search Engine
  71. Toshiba RS-TX20 Digital Media Server DVD Recorder
  72. Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 Burning Software
  73. Plextor PX-716UF Rewritable DVD Drive
  74. Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Digital Camera
  75. Apple Mac Mini Small PC
    (I’d like to have one.)
  76. Google Desktop Search Desktop Search Tool
    (It’s just becoming better and better!)
  77. Mitsubishi LT-3050 30-Inch LCD TV
  78. Apple iPod Photo Large-Capacity MP3 Player
    (I’m using iPod nano, family member of iPod Photo.)
  79. Dell 3300MP Projector
  80. FileMaker Pro 7 Database
  81. Sunbelt Software CounterSpy Anti-Spyware Software
  82. Six Apart TypePad Blogging Tool
    (Will try soon!)
  83. Acronis True Image 8 Backup Software
  84. Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
  85. Brother HL-5140 Monochrome Laser Printer
  86. Apple iTunes Music Store Music Downloads
    (Though we can’t buy and download music from iTMS in Hong Kong, I always go there and listen to 30-second clips. Good enough for finding reference.)
  87. Internet Archive (Archive.org) Web Site
  88. Opera 8 Web Browser
  89. Copernic Desktop Search Desktop Search Software
  90. Motorola Razr V3 Cell Phone
  91. Delphi MyFi Satellite Radio
  92. PDAapps VeriChat Standard Edition Mobile Instant Messaging
  93. Sonos Digital Music System Streaming Media Device
  94. EMC Dantz Retrospect Professional 7 Backup Software
  95. Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Navigation Device
  96. Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 Portable Speakers
  97. Logitech Z-5500 Digital PC Speaker System
  98. Antec P160 Desktop Case
  99. Corel Painter IX Paint Program
  100. Citrix Online GoToMyPC Personal Remote Access
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