GOing to be a first time mac user when leopard comes out.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by STOCK411, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. STOCK411 macrumors member

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    what programs do you recomend and what should i stay away from... i want to know this so i know which programs to get with my mac when i buy it. thanks... and if you can provide a link with the programs you recommend thanks
     
  2. STOCK411 thread starter macrumors member

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    one more quick question??.. should i get a virus program
     
  3. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a

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    you dont need a virus program but if something clam x av and depending how leopard acts we wont know until we see bugs of what software will work or wont but everything should work :D and enjoy leopard once you get it
     
  4. ColdSniper007 macrumors newbie

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    Really Depends On What You Plan To Do

    Hey there,
     
  5. ColdSniper007 macrumors newbie

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    Really Depends On What You Plan To Do

    Hey there,
    It really is going to depend on what you want/use the computer for. What are you planning on doing with/on the computer? This would help us to give you a more accurate answer than to list software that we like/use/need. Once that is posted I for one will reply again.

    Thanx
     
  6. STOCK411 thread starter macrumors member

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    i will use it for school work... making movies/music... surfing the web.. .chatting with friends.. general computer use
     
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  9. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Did you check the link that floptical left for you?

     
  10. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    You weren't being very patient. Anyways, Macs come with most programs you already need. You should consider the following, though:
    *For chat: AdiumX - Completely free, and supports instant messaging on any messenger (AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, etc etc)
    *Office: Either purchase Office:Mac (you'll get a free coupon for Office 2008 if you buy Office 2004), or consider downloading NeoOffice, a free alternative.
    *Alternative Browser: OS X comes with Safari, some people prefer Firefox for its add ons, however.
    *Download Perian for OS X, its a plugin for quicktime to play many media files. Also get Flip4Mac Windows Media Components, and VLC (to play just about any video/audio file out there). They're all free.
    *Transmission for BitTorrent

    Enjoy your new Mac.
    Steve
     
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