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    Question Some advice please if possible
    Hi everyone, im new to this forum and in fact new to Macs as well.

    I'm currently a PC user but have heard great things about Macs so in the next couple of weeks I intend to buy an iMac, but before I do i wondered if somebody would be able to answer a few questions for me:

    Is there any torrent software that works on macs?
    Are there any free codecs that will allow me to watch avi or divX files on my mac?
    Is there any backwards compatibility between files saved on microsoft mac office and those on the PC version?

    Also does the new iMac come packaged with anti-virus software? and if not what anti-virus do you recommend?

    Thanks in advance for your input (i hope i posted this thread in the right place as well?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarrin
    Hi everyone, im new to this forum and in fact new to Macs as well.

    I'm currently a PC user but have heard great things about Macs so in the next couple of weeks I intend to buy an iMac, but before I do i wondered if somebody would be able to answer a few questions for me:

    Is there any torrent software that works on macs?
    Are there any free codecs that will allow me to watch avi or divX files on my mac?
    Is there any backwards compatibility between files saved on microsoft mac office and those on the PC version?

    Also does the new iMac come packaged with anti-virus software? and if not what anti-virus do you recommend?

    Thanks in advance for your input (i hope i posted this thread in the right place as well?)
    You can play .avi files by using VLC media player, and divx for mac and play those files. The iMac and all macs have no virus, and nobody call hack it, i think their are very few chances but if you want (i wouldn't recommend) a security suite you can get it from McAfee or Symantec.

    these are the answers i know

    hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarrin
    Is there any torrent software that works on macs?
    Yes. There are more than one torrent Apps. workinig on Intel Macs.
    Azureus, Tomato, Bits on Wheels, Transmission (Native on Intel)

    Quote Originally Posted by swarrin
    Are there any free codecs that will allow me to watch avi or divX files on my mac?
    This article may help you a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by swarrin
    Is there any backwards compatibility between files saved on microsoft mac office and those on the PC version?
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by swarrin
    Also does the new iMac come packaged with anti-virus software? and if not what anti-virus do you recommend?
    Normally Macs are immune to viruses. Here are some AV software for Intel Macs.

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    Best place to go to look for software is here: http://www.macupdate.com

    I have never used AV software with my macs and in other people's experience I have heard that some of the AV software actually caused more problems then it was worth.

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