what are the good (downloaded for free) software programms to have on my new imac?


SilentPanda

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Oct 8, 2002
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If it's your first Mac... don't download any.

Just get used to your new Mac... get adjusted... then as you find a need not being filled or something you think there has to be a better way then search/post.
 

testtry

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Aug 7, 2006
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thanks guys. really appreciate your advices. I just got the new 24" iMac and definitely need to use it for a purpose. Is it too much for a Mac newbie?
 

MacFan26

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Okay, I'll third Adium, especially if you're not going to be doing any video chatting and you enjoy customizing your chat program. I'd also recommend Fugu for GUI based SSH/SFTP stuff, and SubEthaEdit for text editing. Really though, the www.opensourcemac.org website has done a good job picking most of the open source apps that you may find useful.
 

testtry

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Aug 7, 2006
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oh, wow. thanks guys! I feel blown away by the listings. let me take time and try each of them