Hi Alendar. I'm just going to leave you the official responses from the software makers as people are using some of them with Vista and putting up with the little problems that may arise.
Adaware SE personal: Lavasoft does not "officialy" support this version on Vista and has no plans to.
Adaware 2007 (currently in Beta 5) will replace it and will be fully Vista compatable.
SpywareBlaster 3.5.1: Bugs remain that prevent certain functions of this version from running in Vista due to digital file signature issues. They will be fixed in the next version.
Netscape 8.1.3: No, though some Vista users do have it installed with little or no problems. There are plug-in issues not yet resolved however.
Opera 9.20: Yes
Rainlendar 2: Yes, though cannot be added to the Vista sidebar. Author states a complete re-write of the program would be required and he's not going to do it.
Skype 3.1: No
Google Earth: Yes
Google Gmail Notifier: Yes (edited)
If they won't work what are good ones to use instead.
I personally cannot help you there as my Vista system is on a government owned laptop and we are not allowed to install unauthorized software.
Edited by HitSquad, 14 April 2007 - 06:51 AM.