I've disabled many Windows programs (IE, wmp & etc...) then installed much better third-party ones. I've never been fond of IE or Windows default programs since they feel stripped down and cannot do anything you want them to. Chrome (default) and FF4.0 b12 are my browsers. VLC is set to default too. I would like to make GIMP 2 or an alternate such as paint.net default, yet it doesn't show in my list. Is there another way to give a program default control maybe through command prompt or by other means?
I wish another OS were up to par with Windows graphics and games. Linux is an ok alternate OS. OSX (Unix) is ok too, but in my opinion is too limited by Jobs control freak syndrome.