So what software should I download?

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  1. mcs37 macrumors regular

    mcs37

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    After 1.5 years of waiting around to buy, I finally indulged and went for a 12" PowerBook at 1.33 GHz with 768 MB RAM (salesman got me to go from 512 to 768 for another $100 which was a savings of like $70, so I had to).

    Anywho, I'm sitting here on my bed loving my new powerbook but I need to know what the coolest software is to download (preferably free--my bank account is going to be hurting now).

    So far I've downloaded Adium and am going to demo Acquisition since I'm told it's a great P2P client. Anyone else have some ideas for good software to get in general?

    So happy togetheeeeeeeeeer......

    But now I must wait for the battery to die down. 2 hours, 19 minutes remaining! Damn, if this were a windows laptop that would drop to 38 minutes in no time!
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Definitely recommend Acquisition.
    Poisoned is my #2 OS X peer to peer program.
    VLC is the BEST video player ( http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ )
    Transmit is the best FTP client ( http://panic.com/transmit )
    Do any of your friends use MSN Messenger? ( http://microsoft.com/mac )
    Audacity is a decent free audio editor ( http://audacity.sourceforge.net )
    AutoID is a good password manager ( http://batista.org/autoid.html )
    Tomato Torrent for getting bittorrent files ( http://sarwat.net/bittorrent )
    Toast isn't free, but it's the best cd/dvd burning program ( http://roxio.com )

    There's a start at least!
    Lee Tom
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'd download Pith Helmet (or was it PithHelmet) from versiontracker.com. It blocks all banner adverts when using Safari. :)

    Also, I don't think Acquisition is free, but acqlite is free and is the same thing, I believe. Also, Poisoned is pretty decent as well.

    I have a program called wClock as well so that whenever I click on the Clock on the menu at the top, a calender shows up. That way, I don't have to wait for iCal to load! :)

    And there's a tetris game called Quinn that I love to play. It doesn't have sound, but iTunes makes up for that anyway. :)
     
  4. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    Konfabulator, some of the widgets are absolutely essential.
    Azureus, a bit-torrent client.

    enjoy your machine. :)
     
  5. mcs37 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is it even worth buying it? Tiger will have all that included! But if it integrates with Expose, I might buy it since I really like what it offers.

    I look forward to lots of exploration on my new 'book. Thanks a lot everyone! I am now officially in the club. :p
     
  6. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    Well I have never bought it. I use the free download, then download it again when it expires :D . Thats because 25$ is a bit too steep for me.
     
  7. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

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    I like your website.
     
  8. dav macrumors 6502

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    Another Good Thread - Same Topic. I don't think you have to register to see it, if you do, I apologize.
     
  9. Cadence macrumors member

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    thanks for your site chris from canada, great lil newb/reference mac site. :)
     
  10. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    I use aquisition/limewire for p2p stuff. Between those 2 clients i'm guaranteed to get what i want. Bit torrent is good for just about everything. If you want a few good websites private message me. All the movies i get with bit torrent i use VLC media player to open them. All of those are free.
     
  11. kirk26 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, you mean Apple ripped off.
     

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