As Im a MOD on a watch forum I understand that seemingly trivial newbie questions are sometimes a pain in the, ehh, neck to answer but I need your assistance. What are the bare essentials, program wise, you need with OS X? Im used to running a couple of must haves in Windows, naming Office 2003, Nero 8.x beta, PowerArchiver, VuePrint and VueScan and a tool to catalogue my CDs. I ordered iWork 08 with my iMac. But what would you Apple gurus recommend as the minimum to start with? I dabble in web design and use digital photographs quite a lot. Thanks in advance. SHOULD HAVE READ THE FAQ, WHAT A BEGINNERS MISTAKE! BUMMER!