Windows Silver Surfer
Adding to my list of ways to fix the Windows experience, I have to pay due respect to Krystoff Kowalcyzk, a developer who has ported Ag (aka The Silver Surfer) over to Windows. He’s also authored a really elegant (and for elegant please read lightweight and customizable) PDF viewer SumatraPDF. Both of these have improved my life today.
I’ve been looking at alternatives to Adobe Reader on the Ubuntu box as well - currently I’m enjoying the simplicity of muPDF, but there are many other options out there.