What programs should i install on my mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sir macs-alot, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. sir macs-alot macrumors newbie

    sir macs-alot

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    I just got my 1st mac (look down) what programs should I get for it i am a student who likes to play video-games, watch a funny video, listen to music, and be a geek. Please post any programs you have, money is no object.

    mac mini g4 solo core 1.5ghz, 512 ram (soon to be upgraded), 80 gb hard drive, 19" lcd viewsonic monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse, combo drive, leopard, microsoft office '08, adobe indesign, and an apple airport card.

    And rate my mac HERE

    keep it :apple: everybody!
     
  2. NEiMac macrumors regular

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  3. tallguy macrumors regular

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    Get Tube allows you to download youtube videos then you could use isquint to convert them for your ipod or something.
     
  4. gehrbox macrumors 65816

    gehrbox

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    This site makes some good recommendations http://osx.iusethis.com/top

    Photoshop elements to edit pictures.
    Sandvox to create web pages and blogs.
    FireFox 3 for web browsing.
    NeoOffice for word processing and spreadsheet.
    AppTrap for simple app deleting.
    VLC Media player
    MPlayer OSX media player
    MenuMeters to watch memory, HDD, network and CPU usage.
    Flip4Mac WMV Lets you play Windows media files on web sites in Safari.
     
  5. Dangerous L macrumors newbie

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    Speaking from experience with the Mac Mini, unless your video gaming consists of older games and maybe WoW, you might consider buying a console for your gaming.
     
  6. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    HandBrake and MacTheRipper- DVD capture and video encoding tools.
    Seashore- free, basic image editor- very easy to use.
    NeoOffice- free, open-source office suite.
    CarbonCopyCloner- free back-up utility- a nice alternative to Time Machine if you don't have a large external drive.
    7ZX and StuffIt expander- for dealing with RAR's and ZIP's etc.
    Perian and Flip4Mac- codecs for QuickTime or...
    VLC Media Player- plays almost anything and very user friendly.
    YouControl: Tunes- gives lots of extra options for iTunes including handy media buttons on the menu bar.

    Hope this helps :)
     

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