21.5" iMac training

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  1. Serban, Mar 3, 2013
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    i just preoreder a 21.5" iMac 2.9 Ghz i5, 8 GB Ram, 1 T Fusion Drive, Geforce 650M, wireless keyboard + trackpad on the package (last around 4-5 weeks).

    This will be my first iMac, for some casual gaming, maybe ill transfer my work from my pc, web, movies,music etc. There is a program for mac to listen mp3? Like winamp for windows? Witch programs are easy to use and free for mount images (iso), for extracting rar files, and to watch movies?

    I still have a PC ( i5 (661) 3.3 ghz with 4 GB ram, geforece 250Gts) that give me anything i need it. Is there a reason to still keep it or the imac will be overall better and i can get rid of it?
     
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    Nobody use programs for mount images or rar files? or watching movies?
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I turned my last PC into an Ubuntu file server....I've never boot camped, and you will find that there are plenty of apps around to allow you to open files that are created in Windows...In short, you really don't need to lee it, but since it's not really worth a lot, perhaps consider installing Ubuntu or Linux? Both are free, and can easily be integrated into the OSX environment.
     
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    Thanks for advice but i really don't know how to use linux or ubuntu
     
  5. Serban, Mar 4, 2013
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    I understand for watching movies VLC is still a fine application and is for macOs too and for music i understand itunes is still the best for mac users to listen music
     
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    so nobody use a application to mount iso files?
     
  7. talmy macrumors 601

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    Don't need an application. Just double-click on the ISO and it opens.

    I've used UnRarX on the few occasions I've needed to extract from an RAR.

    Video files are almost all viewed using Plex or QuickTime. VLC is ugly, IMHO. iTunes for music.
     
  8. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    You likely won't need to download other applications for these intended uses you listen.

    iTunes is great and supports '.mp3' files, along with many others. I use iTunes on a daily basis.

    I also use iTunes for movies or the DVD player that comes with OS X.

    You can double-click '.iso' files to open them.
     
  9. one1 macrumors 65816

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    As I was once told many years ago when I was getting into Mac at the 10.3 stage........

    "Quit trying to use a Mac like a windows device"


    On a side note, toast will be a program you might enjoy.
     
  10. Serban thread starter Suspended

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    anyone knows if there office for word/excel for macos?
     
  11. talmy macrumors 601

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    Yes. Or you could look at the free near-clones, OpenOffice and LibreOffice.
     

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