software essentials?

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  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Being new to Mac, what are the absolute software essentials?

    --Adobe suite
    --MS Office 08
    --Parallels

    Any other must haves?
     
  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Before shelling out of MS Office, try NeoOffice (OpenOffice port) first.

    There's a billion apps for the mac that *I* think are essential, but it really comes down to what you do on your Mac. Some that I've found very useful and use nearly every day are:

    VLC and Perian
    Adium
    Disco
    Transmit
    Final Cut Express
    TextMate
    Handbrake
     
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