Essential Mac Programs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by XP Defector, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    My MacBook should arrive tomorrow, I've already downloaded Firefox - anything other essential software I need?

    Also, what Virus/Firewalls are the best for Macs? Do you even need a virus checker?

    Best regards
     
  2. coastertux macrumors regular

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  3. clevin macrumors G3

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  4. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    MS Office or Neo Office would be good. Safari, IMHO, is actually better than Firefox because WebKit is faster than Gecko for me. Than again, I'm a G4 and I've heard that FF on x86 is fairly quick.
     
  5. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Re: a little info please

    Quicksilver - program launcher
    Adium - IM client, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, etc...
    VLC - Video Player
    Google Earth
    Vienna - RSS Reader

    All Free. Search www.versiontracker.com for any you want.
     
  6. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    Flip4Mac... muy importante when wanting to watch video using .wmv files
     

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