Today I would like to tell you about a very handy little tool called Ninite 'cause it Rocks! The scenario goes something like this...you just re-installed your operating system and now you must hunt down and install all your favorite programs. It could normally take you anywhere from 10 minutes up to 2 hours to get all this done...not anymore! With Ninite all you have to do is choose the programs that you want to install and then download the program. No real walk through is needed because it really is that simple.
Not only will Ninite install all the listed programs for you, it can easily update all those programs as well...just run the same installer again. Ninite will contact all the appropriate servers and check to make sure you are running the most current version of the selected list of programs.
There is also a pro version of the software which expands on the features of Ninite by allowing you to install to multiple computers at once (on a network) and also installs about 3x faster.
Ninite currently has both Windows and Linux versions. While the Linux version works just fine it's program list is quite bare in comparison to the windows programs.