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Old 05-27-2008, 06:32 AM
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so i just bought a mac..
13" Macbook 2.16ghz Intel Core Duo. 1gb ram, 120gb hdd. 8x dvd burner.

should have it in next few days..


what are some good, handy,useful,must have apps?
anything i should steer clear of?


probs only be used for music,photos,internet, but post anything.
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:55 AM
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Re: so i just bought a mac..
Adium
- combined IM, speak to people on Yahoo, MSN, etc (better than iChat IMO)

NeoOffice
- a free MS Office substitute - open, edit and save .doc, .xls etc files.

Depending on what you get (or rather, how you get it ), you might find this one's essential...
Little Snitch

Loads of things I can't remember at the moment (recently lost my bookmarks ) but check out what's posted here...
http://macspecialist.org/content/art...ssential_apps/
http://www.coolmacapps.com/

Will try and post more as and when I remember.
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:37 AM
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Re: so i just bought a mac..
Spam!


or not?

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Old 05-27-2008, 02:10 PM
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Re: so i just bought a mac..
Transmission is great for Torrents. Adium is the best chat client. Cyberduck is free for FTP.

google "Best Free Mac Apps" and use a link from lifehacker, tuaw.com, engadget or other similar tech site.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:57 PM
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Re: so i just bought a mac..
VLC is very handy for movies

iphoto is quite nice, if you are super keen though then there is aperture for organization and photoshop for editing...
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:06 PM
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Re: so i just bought a mac..
yeah, you'll also need to download Perian, it's the Swiss Army Knife of video codecs for mac. probably Flip4Mac too, but Perian may handle it all.
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:38 PM
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Re: so i just bought a mac..
Quicksilver

zen mac-ified.

although rumors persist of it's demise - it's a sweet little launcher - and has so much extension power built in.

Growl - is dead handy - system-wide and nifty.

seconded VLC - although with Perian and Flip4Mac - most content plays in QT. Get QT Pro-d.

get more RAM - 2GB if you can. that'll make everything better.

If you feel like mucking around - VMWare's Fusion is super. I've got Ubuntu and Windows XP virtual sessions that I fire up every now and again. Although Ubuntu is so GUI - it doesn't feel very hackish at all.

I like TextWrangler for text editing.

I use Firefox 3 on my personal iMac - but on my school supplied Macbook - FF3 eats itself - so trial your browsers.

Fluid - is neat. Helps you make stand-alone web apps. Try it out.

Appcleaner is good for tidying up your files/apps - and deleting associated crud.

I should have done links with all of those - but just do a google for them.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:35 AM
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Re: so i just bought a mac..
Google Earth and

QUICKSILVER

Quicksilver is the navigation-interaction all-in-wonder that works like Spotlight should!
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:34 AM
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Re: so i just bought a mac..
Quote:
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Spam!


or not?

U R.

thanks for the links.

currently downloading Guitar Pro, already got it for windows and got 55000 tabs for it.
will get google earth too.
whats best soulseek client? solarseek?
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:30 PM
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Re: so i just bought a mac..
Yojimbo - from Barebones Software.

Great app for organising and tidying up all that digital crud you have hanging around your life.
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