I'm going to purchase a new iMac next week (yay me!). I have been wondering how you set up your computer initially and what specific apps you use on a clean install. In other words; what do you do to make sure your computer runs flawlessly and fast well into the future? A few questions: how do you do maintenance and if so, how? what's your backup routine and which app(s) do you use? do you protect your machine against malware? What other apps would you recommend that you consider mandatory on any new Mac/clean OS install? Some categories I'm thinking of are: your favorite games to play on OS X? your favorite audio player and converter for e.g. FLAC or other lossless media? your favorite video player and DVD ripper e.g. from DVD to .mp4? your favorite simple writing app? a good money/budget management app? your favorite to-do app? other apps you're specifically fond of using? I thought I'd just put everything into one thread. I'd love to know what apps you use for any of the above tasks/categories. Thanks!