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    17" MacBook Pro, 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, not unibody
    getting an iMac
    I'm getting an iMac today. Any free stuff that you guys would recommend downloading? Excluding stuff like NeoOffice, web browsers (Opera, Firefox, Chrome), video players (VLC, Adobe media player), and image editors (Gimp).

    Also, this is my family's first desktop computer in YEARS.

    (from scienceteecher.com)
    17" MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard

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    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Here are a couple free downloads:

    1. Onyx. You won't need it right away, but good to have for the future.

    Download OnyX for Mac - OS X maintenance & optimization tool. MacUpdate Mac Software Downloads

    2. Xbench. Benchmarking program just for some fun.

    Xbench: Comprehensive Macintosh Benchmarking

    Enjoy that new computer...always lots of fun!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    I'm not a big fan of Audacity, but it IS a free audio editor.

    Just found a little photo program called LiveQuartz today ... looks interesting.

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    I use Handbrake all the time to rip DVD's

    HandBrake

    My favorite application I have for my iMac (and iPhone) is not free but worth checking out

    Password Manager + Automatic Form Filler for Mac OS X
    iMac 21.5 late 2009
    ...turning into an iMovie junky.

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