Which Apps and Games do I need, which are good?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by heaven, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. heaven macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    Just ordered my 17" PB, should be here in one week - just can't wait to pick it up..

    Can you help me and tell me which apps I need ( Music, Video, Chat, Filesharing..) and which games are good? Does anyone know how much FPS I would get in UT2k4 with my PB?

    Thx @ all who help me out
    ;)
     
  2. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    Well, I would do some looking around in VersionTracker for extras, but really Apple takes care of you for the majority of your computing needs, except games. I am not a huger gamer (I wish I was), but Halo is a really fun game, and your PB will do fine with it. Good luck.
    –Chase
     
  3. ghostee macrumors 6502

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    Chat: iChat is included and great, unless you need multiple connections, or other servers besides AIM and .Mac, or long away messages, or profiles. If you want any of that, I recommend AdiumX.

    Video: Download VLC, it's free and my current favorite.

    Music: iTunes is included. 'nuff said.

    Filesharing: Usenet- Unison, Bittorrent- Azureus or the official one, P2P- Nicotine and Poisoned
     
  4. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    Chat: Like ghostee said iChat or AdiumX would probbably be best
    Video: VLC or MPlayer
    Music:iTunes (sometimes iTunes crapps out and won't play lesser used formats eg. ogg; use VLC for files that won't play in iTunes)
    FileSharing:Bittorrent (but it usese at least 10% of my CPU cycles, even when hidden, so try TomatoTorrent), also consider LimeWire and Neo.
     
  5. heaven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    thx for your replies!

    But isn't there something like emule or edonkey on a mac?
    And what do u guys use, to clean your drives and things like that? Is there something I have to do regularly? :confused:

    Cheers
     
  6. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    Check out mac-p2p.com they have a lot of stuff on p2p, and the site is pretty self explanitory.

    You should never have to defragment your hard drive, OS X does it automatically; and if you run a 3rd party defragmenter it could end up rendering your HD totaly usless.

    Virii aren't anything Mac users have to worry about now, but if you want to scan your HD for virii every onec in a while thats OK. When using a virus scanner on the Mac, you deffinatly want to stay away from Norton. Anything that has to do with Norton on the Mac is not good. (When I uninstalled Norton on my computer, I got kernel panicks galore) Many people, including myself, would recomend Virex 7.

    And to keep your system updated, run Cocktail about 1-2 times a month. After installing software, you might want to open up Disk Utility (Applications>Utilites>Disk Utility), select your hard drive and click on the 'Repair Permissions' Button.

    Of course, Cocktail and Disk Utility are total optional, I know many people who get by just fine with out doing a single thing to their computer.

    Hope that answers most of your questinons.

    And I'm jelous of your new computer! :mad: (you'll love it)
     
  7. heaven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    Yup, thx @ mysicpyrate

    Btw, Norton AV is really lame... Just swiched a while ago on my PC to KAV and made a full system scan, and guess what? ... Had about 20 Viruses and Trojans Norton hadn't detected! :eek: (I wont even mention the spyware) and they are just updating once a week..

    Cheers
     

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