What Apps do would YOU suggest for web surfing and everyday Mac use?

TantalizedMind

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Hey guys.

1. What apps should I download to make sure everything runs smooth. (Ex. Flash Player, Flip4Mac)

2. What everyday simple apps just for basic computing do you recommend?



Thanks guys!
 

JNB

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Hard to guess what your needs are, as there is no real definition of "basic computing." That being said, pretty much everything 90% of folks will need come included with a Mac. Anything else can be d/l'd as the need arises (you browse to a site that needs a plug-in, d/l it and keep moving).

Other than iWork as an added purchase (only the trial is included), there's no real "must-have" to get one going.
 
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juanster

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for MY everyday use:
-firefox
-VLC
-httpmail plug in (waiting for leo version)
-Azureus
-iTunes
-Adium
-acquisition
-schoolhouse
-word(MS)
 
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TantalizedMind

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Hard to guess what your needs are, as there is no real definition of "basic computing." That being said, pretty much everything 90% of folks will need come included with a Mac. Anything else can be d/l'd as the need arises (you browse to a site that needs a plug-in, d/l it and keep moving).

Other than iWork as an added purchase (only the trial is included), there's no real "must-have" to get one going.
Grr... I did purchase iWork with Leopard, did an erase/install of 10.3 and guess what, no more iPhoto!! Why was iPhoto on 10.3 and not on 10.5?

Anyway, what PLUG-IN's should I download?
 
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Zuplar

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i love neo office. also perian is a good program that will help run almost any video.
 
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richard.mac

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for web surfing OS X includes flash player and quicktime internet plugins. i would suggest flip4mac it includes wmv quicktime components and internet plugins. i would also suggest getting perian as it plays 90% of todays media within quicktime
 
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Zuplar

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for web surfing OS X includes flash player and quicktime internet plugins. i would suggest flip4mac it includes wmv quicktime components and internet plugins. i would also suggest getting perian as it plays 90% of todays media within quicktime
yep it's definitely i nice addition it was one of the first things i installed on my new MacBook.
 
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sunfast

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I reckon these are good for everybody with a mac, whatever you're donig with it

Flip4Mac
Perian
VLC
Adium
Aurora

There are a few more everyday apps for me but they're a bit specialised
 
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tersono

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The first apps installed on any mac either at home or work (other than iLife) are:

Launchbar
Omniweb
TextWrangler (unless it's my machine in which case it gets TextMate)
NeoOffice
 
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ZiggyPastorius

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Hey, don't listen to all these nooblets that say to use Firefox. Opera is way better. Go with Opera. :D

Also, VLC is a good media player if you want good compatability with most file types in one program.
 
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