Just bought a new 20 incher

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jmsewe0, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. jmsewe0 macrumors newbie

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    Just picked up my new 20 inch 2.4 Alu Mac last night. I have not had time to set it up yet, but i was wondering if you guys could suggest some software for me to try out? I am a windows guy moving ot Mac for the first time, so what software is out there that I have to try?

    I am really excited to get it up and running and some new software "toys" would be fantastic :) Thanks all!

    -Josh
     
  2. Jordashebasics macrumors newbie

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    Try Handbrake, and rip an episode of something from a DVD. Enjoy the quality!
     
  3. sarah3585 macrumors regular

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    Aduim. MSN on a mac is pants and aduim allows you to connect many accounts.

    You can customise aduim to look really good.
     
  4. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

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    Download the demo of Disco and burn a CD. Really cool effects.
     
  5. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    Download flip4mac free from Microsoft- will allow you to play windows media files in quicktime.

    Outliner- Omni Outliner
    App launcher- Quicksilver
    Managing files- Hazel
    For chat- Adium
    For icq- Colloqy
    Ftp Apps- Transmit or CyberDuck
    Text Editors- Textmate, Smultron or Text Wrangler
    Productivity Suite- iWork or NeoOffice
    All purpose media player- VLC

    There are tons of great apps for the mac.
     
  6. jmsewe0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome suggestions

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Keep em coming :)
     
  7. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    Perian plugin for Quicktime. Let's you play lots of different filetypes in Front Row.
     
  8. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    GIMP, for Photo editing,
    NeoOffice, free alternative to Microsoft Office or Apple iWork
     

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