hi all, New iMac, Need Help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by r21hugo, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. r21hugo macrumors member


    Oct 20, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    just got my first mac, i got a shinny new iMac 24in 2.4 MHz 3GB RAM, i have always used PC's and i am very excited to make the switch, however, i need a few programs which i used on my PC's before that are not compatible with macs, so i would appreciate all the help. I'll list the type of programs i need:

    torrent client (something like utorrent)
    image editing program (freeware)
    video converter
    program to get music from friends ipods (something like iDump)
    any other cool 3rd party apps

    thanks in advance to all.
  2. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    For torrents you can use Transmission: http://transmission.m0k.org/
    For image editing you can use Seashore: http://seashore.sourceforge.net/
    or Gimp: http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
    Dvd to mov/mp4 you can use Handbrake: http://handbrake.m0k.org/
    Or a more comprehensive but shareware video converter, VisualHub: http://www.techspansion.com/visualhub/
    Program to *backup* your iPod music, Senuti: http://www.fadingred.org/senuti/

    The rest is some of the most commonly downloaded programs:

    Adium for Msn web messaging: http://www.adiumx.com/
    VLC for playback of most media files: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
    Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/download.html
    Little snitch for firewall: http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html
    Appzapper for removing applications: http://appzapper.com/
  3. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    Dude, you really came through for him, you're as cool as your name
  4. r21hugo thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 20, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    yeah ice-cube, thanks alot

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