New and Neat Utilities for a new MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macindork, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. macindork macrumors member

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    I'm looking at buying a new MacBook in a couple of weeks and I was wondering if anyone could suggest any cool utilities that you use.

    So far, this is what I have acquired:
    1) MacFuse
    2) SMCFanControl
    3) Sun VirtualBox (I've used this on the Mac and Ubuntu Linux Platforms, nothing short of awesome, and free makes it that much better)
     
  2. DaveSchneid macrumors newbie

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  3. Tigercat212 macrumors regular

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    Sun Virtualbox

    Wait, can someone clarify for me? Is Sun Virtualbox pretty much like Parallels but free? Does it let you run Windows XP or Vista side by side with Mac OSX? Also, is it a credible program? And, is it free?
     
  4. dwright1974 macrumors 6502

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    - Quicksilver
    - iStatPro
    - MacTheRipper
    - Handbrake (as above)
    - Caffeine

    Edit: Forgot:

    VMware Fusion
    NeoOffice


    HTH

    D
     
  5. Tigercat212 macrumors regular

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    Can anyone answer my question? I need a quick answer.
     
  6. dwright1974 macrumors 6502

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  7. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    MS Office 2008
    iStat
    Quicksliver
    Adium

    I don't have a mac yet but those are things other people say
     
  8. macindork thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies, guys...

    Currently, I have an iMac G5 iSight at home and a MDD G4 at work...I'm just ready for a new machine...

    as far as apps go, pretty much swear by iStatPro. I use Office 2008 currently, but even on some of the new Intel Macs its such a dog, so i think i'll be sticking with iWork on that one (thanks for the suggestion though).

    Keep em coming guys!

    JT
     

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