I am coding up a little application to help people 'hit the ground running' with a fresh, or not so fresh, Windows installation.
This is a 'design by community' application.
- I will try to incorporate any feedback within 20 minutes, if not then within 48 hours.
- So far, so good
I'm always looking for ideas to improve it.
eg: Links to drivers for Intel, AMD, nVidia, AMD/ATI, and various other chipset manufacturers, etc.
- Including audio.
- I haven't done this yet, as there are so many & I don't know what people are using these days!. (I need your help).
The application is currently only a few KB in size, and will most likely always be under half a megabyte.
Design Goal: I do not want to limit it to download links for other applications.
- I want to include ways to get to other resources (eg: manuals) more easily so that 'new' PC Hardware enthusiasts can hit the ground running.
- I also want to include links to common, and not so common, driver downloads for hardware. (Something Ninite will never do).
- Ideally ones that the Tom's Hardware Community members would use to troubleshoot, diagnose & repair a (Windows) PC.
I'm aiming for a different selection of applications to ninite.com
- I do not want to just link to applications to automate their (bulk) installation, ala: Ninite.
- Messaging, Media, Imaging, File Sharing aren't exactly applications I would link to.
- Documents I would handle differently.
- Security in ninite.com is a little lacking...
- Developer Tools in ninite.com is *very* lacking, but still useful.
- It completely lacks other 'easy downloads' that it may benefit from. (Such as the Microsoft Downloads that Windows Update lacks. eg: Older DirectX for Windows 7, etc.).