Wow, they really cut back on free software on the iMac

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  1. Rantipole macrumors 6502

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    Just got a new iMac, first one I've purchased since the G5.

    This is what is "missing":
    new games (they always threw one or two on there in the past)
    Appleworks (guess you have to pay for iWork now)
    Quicken
    WorldBook encyclopedia (prefer it to Wiki!)

    Probably a couple other things, but that's what's jumped out at me.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    AppleWorks died three years ago.

    I still have it in conjunction with iWork, though. It's a great suite, if woefully outdated.
     
  3. sallythemac Guest

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    There's Chess. :)
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    They made 'em downloadable from their web site. Over the years people have complained about stupid programs which comes with computer and they have to remove 'em or reformat the whole HD. Macs includes everything we need, if not you can buy it!
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Sucks, when you get iLife and some of the other Apple programs free on the Mac.
     
  6. Gloops macrumors member

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    Ah, Nanosaur and MDK. They don't make 'em like that anymore!
     
  7. jnc macrumors 68020

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    And they can't run OS9 anymore, what's that about?

    I want my Comic Life, and Office 2004 trial like, NOW. :mad:
     
  8. Rantipole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That was included on my old computer as well. ;)

    I did not see this anywhere. Link, please. :)
     
  9. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    is there still omnioutliner and comic life? those came with my 2006 macbook pro
     
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    Intuit has not yet released their fancy new Mac version, but it's coming out this summer, I think.
     
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    2006? Sounds like a machine running Tiger, then. Guess they got stripped once Leopard came out.
     
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    I always do a fresh install of OS X when I get a new machine, so I didn't even notice.
     
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    I'm glad that Apple doesn't ship all that cruddy commercial trial software or the amazingly useless encyclopedia - we live in an Internet age, you want information, you google it. ;)
     
  17. frazzm737 macrumors regular

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    When I got my new iMac with Leopard, I kept my old machine running Tiger so that I would still have Apple Works. It does the job for me and I don't have to buy iWork.
     
  18. minik macrumors 65816

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    I agree. Those apps eat up hard drive storage too.
     
  19. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I do the same thing and also remove extra languages and all those extra print drivers ;)
     
  20. Rantipole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I saw that. Highly doubtful that they will offer it for free, though.

    And I said I preferred the World Book to online resources, so obviously it was not worthless to me. Luckily, I transferred it and it works on the new comp.

    And were the free games not that great and a waste of disk space? Probably. :D
     

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