Hey Mac smarties I just ordered a mac book pro 15 ". I have some questions what software for mac could replace the software i now use on PC with windows xp. I'll list the software I use on PC. 1. Windows software i use and need replacement for on the mac: WinRAR PDF writer ( A way to save documents as PDFs from word or other programs) FTP software ( i now use Filezilla, should i stick with it on mac or another?) Simple text editor with colors for html,php and so on (use Notepad 2 now) Office pack (bought it for mac with my mbp) Skype (looks to be a download away ) Firefox (looks to be a download away) Google talk ( google dont have a version of this for mac :S) MSN VLC (looks to be a download away ) CD/DVD/image creation and burning tool found out in another post here that must install Flip for Mac WMV and perian codec for video? 2. What should I use parallells or vmware fusion? I intend to run bootcamp as well as one of this too for another way to use windows. The software i intend to run is some special only windows stuff like Reuters EcoWin Strategy Runner Online Trader Goldman Sachs REDI Plus Bloomberg LP (I found out I can use Boomberg Anywhere on the mac) Pair Trade finder Clue 3. I have some exchange, google stuff i need to sync to my phone and pc Exchange mails probably no problem? Google mail? Do I get a mac mail or something? .me or what is it ? Is there a good way to sync the google calendar and such with mail software in mac? What mail software should I use, I use outlook on pc and webmail google gmail ? 4. Backup system What should i pick? SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner ( I used Acronis on Windows - i make images) Machine Time can probably copy Individual folders and files to a external hard drive ?