Program Equivalents, New to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LightMast, May 25, 2007.

  1. LightMast macrumors regular

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    Okay folks, any help here would be great. I've got a few programs here I use freuently on PC, wondering what you would recommend as equiv. for my new mac:

    DVD Decrypter- Convert DVD-9 to DVD-5
    Daemon Tools- Mount CD and DVD images from hard drive
    WSFTP- FTP Program
    Nero- Burning Program


    Everything else I run is available for Mac. Do I need to run something like ad-aware for spyware? I dont click the monkey in the sidebar ads ;)
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    DVD Decrypter- DVD2OneX will squish DVD's. If you want to convert to a more compressed non-dvd type, Handbrake is usually used.

    Daemon Tools- Built into the OS.

    WSFTP- Transmit is one.

    Nero- Toast

    Don't worry about ad-ware and spy-ware...
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    FTP - Cyberduck (free) or Transmit (better but not free)

    Burning - OS X has built in burning, but for more advanced look into Toast, Disco, and Burn(? i think thats its name)

    for disk images.. Disk Utility can mount them, as can the finder without a problem (disk utility is in Applications>Utilities) and toast can mount them as well.
     
  4. LightMast thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys.....how about one more:

    Winrar- Archive and extraction tool
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Built-in un/zipping in OS X
     
  6. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Built in...

    Stuff It would be the one to get probably if you needed something more.
     
  7. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    Also Stuffit expander can open more files.
     
  8. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    For Ads and stuff I find AdBlock for FireFox (same as PC) to be very useful. But as mentioned before there is no adware or spyware on Macs. Period.
     
  9. pixelbaker macrumors member

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    The Unarchiver is what I use. It works well and includes support for some archives that OS X doesn't cover.
     
  10. Maxxx85 macrumors member

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    I'm new to the OS as well just purchased the new MBP today. So i was also curious as to the adware/spyware question. How is it that this OS not get any adware into it? Thats really great that we don't have to worry about that stuff anymore. I was running "Spybot S&D" and "AD-Aware" a few times a week on my XP comp and always found new spyware/adware.
     
  11. wilfried macrumors member

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    I have however found tracking cookies left in my browser. Do you do anything about those, or are they not worth worrying about? Anti-adware programs took care of those on Windows, but I'm not using anti-adware software anymore. :)
     
  12. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    No DirectX on Macs (I believe that is where most adware/malware attacks Windows). Please correct me if I'm wrong.
     

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