OK, so I've been waiting all summer to buy my very first mac, and hopefully I will be able to on the 14th... if the rumours are to be believed. Anyway that is partially irrellevant. As a mac newbie, has anyone got a definitive list of the essential software, both freeware, downloaded, and bought to get the most out of my mac? Which is the best ms office equivalent for mac... is it ms office? What about installing a VM for windows on it? The best way to go about it? Thanks all!