I'm about to reformat and upgrade my Dell Inspiron to Win XP Pro.
Given that in the year or so I've had it I've installed an awful lot of crap software and now I'm reformatting and starting 'clean' as it were, what software would be considered 'essential' to keep it running smoothly. (anti-spyware, anti virus, registery cleaners etc..)
I also don't have a copy of Office, is there an open source varient out there that could replace Office? Basically only need Word and Excel capabilities.
I used to use Eudora back in the day, but haven't seen/heard of them in a while. Are they still any good for email clients?
I realise a lot of info can be gathered off the net about this, but I wanted some first hand advice of ppl who've actually used the software etc..