Setting Up a Mac Workstation, Which Apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ryanflucas, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. ryanflucas macrumors regular

    ryanflucas

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    I currently have a PowerMac G4 450mhz running Tiger. I don't use it all that much since it is slower then most Mac's I've used. My new (well new to me) Mac I purchased I should be receiving within a week is a PowerMac G4 MDD Dual 1.25GHZ, 1GB Ram, running Tiger.

    What applications would you recommend for my needs?:

    1.) Listing Ebay Auctions.
    I've heard about Garage Sale & iSale so far, any other apps for listing auction items?

    2.) Photo Editing
    I already have iLife '08, and while I like Photoshop, there tends to be a learning curve involved in my experience. I want something that catalogs images as well as editing them.

    3.) Web Design
    I want a program that shows me WYSIWYG and code either at once or in seperate windows. Cheaper the better, I don't need the Dreamweaver type advanced features. I'd like the html to be as clean as possible to reduce site size.

    Those seem to be the big three things I will need. I'm primarily a PC user (Dell XPS 400 Pentium D 3.0GHZ, 2GB Ram, Windows XP Pro) but plan to transition my needs almost entirely to the Mac platform within the next few years. Thanks!
     
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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    2) Adobe Lightroom or Aperture are the main contenders here.
     
  3. aviationwiz macrumors regular

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    For photo editing, I'd stick with iPhoto or maybe look at Aperture.

    For web design, take look at Coda or RapidWeaver
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think on a G4 Lightroom is the only one of those two that would run well enough.
     

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