So you’ve got a new PC, or recently formatted and reinstalled your existing one and don’t like the hassle of having to set up all your favorite programs all over again? Well maybe I can help make this a little easier by suggesting the Lifehacker Pack 2010. Lifehacker puts together a new pack of free programs every year that installs all of its programs on your system at once. This means you activate one installer and only one to get all the software you want.

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They have it arranged so you can pick and choose what you want out of their extensive list of programs. Once you’re done checking off the boxes you want, all you need to do is download the custom installer and sit back while your choices are put on the system.

Browsers, media players, security, Web essentials, and just about anything you need to get your fresh PC set up and ready are in the pack.

Lifehacker really goes all out to make this as simple as possible, and while I’d like to list downside after downside as I often do with freeware packs, this one really stands out as being a great choice for geeks and non-geeks alike with limited time and budget.