just reformated

Just reformated my hard drive and would like to know what to install on my clean 98% free space hard dive. Any ideas about free ware?

I am also looking for a good media player that will play all types of formats and codecs.

AVG anti virus, ad aware se 2007, a squared free, firefox & thunderbird, winamp, vlc, openoffice, foxit reader, opera, hijackthis, autoruns, extract now, limewire & utorrent, thats about all the software i use.

for media players i use winamp for everything, in the rare case winamp can't play it I'll use VLC, which as girljock says plays damn near anything.

thanks, i currently have firefox as my default browser, AVG anti virus winrar and vlc. I also went ahead and installed microsoft office 2007 and thats about it. Can you tell me more about thunderbird and opera.

ThunderChicken imho has a better Junk filter than OL. Opera is an ok browser but FF is better cause of all the kickass plugins. Also if you need a graphics editor may I suggest the Gimp.

I recently dumped MS office for Open office.

Also grab spybot, and for an av try Avast!