My Development Environment

22 11 2007

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After a long time, I re-installed Vista in my laptop and did some changes to partition. The re-install was due to the lack of fair amount of space in my Windows partition. Being a developer, you need to have good amount of free space in the Windows partition to work on. With the release of Visual Studio 2008 and also for going to be released soon Vista SP1, I thought this is the right time to make my machine ready 😉

So – What have I installed now ?

Operating System

1) Windows Vista Ultimate

Windows Ultimate Extras

1) Windows Dreamscene

2) Windows Dreamscene Content Pack and Favorites

Developer Tools

1) Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite Edition

2) MSDN for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET

3) Microsoft Expression Blend

4) SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition

5) IIS 7

6) Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Training Kit

Internet Security/Firewall/Anti-virus Software

1) Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0

Office Suite

1) Microsoft Office 2007 Professional

Mail Client

1) Windows Live Mail

Image Viewing/Editing Applications

1) Windows Live Photo Gallery

2) Paint.NET

Blogging Tools

1) Windows Live Writer

Additional Browsers

1) Mozilla Firefox

IM/Video Chat/Voip Applications

1) Windows Live Messenger

2) gTalk

3) Skype

Archiving Utility

1) TUGZip




One response

28 01 2008
Anirudh Goel

hello pal. i’ve installed visual studio 2008 professional on my machine. do i still need expression blend to design wpf applications. what does blend still offer what can’t be done in VS08?. please mail me your reply on
Anirudh Goel

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