Since I'm asking about Windows software, I might as well ask a bit more. I know there are some programs that can vastly improve the experience of using Windows, such as using Foxit in place of Acrobat, and Opera (or FireFox, or.. pretty much anything) in place of IE. What others are there? Any programs that are on the "The Windows install isn't done until I download *this* to make it tolerable" list? Free preferred. Cross-platform is a bonus.
I hope to download these at home (where there is DSL) and burn a CD for my next visit to sistaur. Even with drive time, it'll likely be faster than downloading on the dialup connection.