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Hi guys, I will be purchasing a lightly almost new Macbook Pro 17" 2/16 and I am very excited! I have never used Mac before. I have always been a windows user. I have downloaded and read the manual and also played with one at the local Mac store.

Question: What are the best apps I should have for the following?
-Security
-OSx Management
-Games
-Motion fun
-Any other must have programs
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okay, here is my list (just google these for links + instructions):

- Mac the Ripper + Handbrake [DVD ripping] (both free)
- Transmission [bittorrent client](free)
- Microsoft Office 2008
- Photoshop CS4 or GIMP(free) [image editing]
- Parallels or VmWare or VirtualBox(free) [if you need to run windows]
- Hyperspaces(free, $12 for enhanced version, free version is good enough) [great add-on for Spaces]
- Call of Duty 4
- OnyX(free) [activiates 'hidden' features + system management]
- ClamXav(free) [Security. I have never found a virus, so this is a maybe]

much more at Mac Freeware and Free mac Software for OSX

NOTE: After you install all of these, go to Utilities -> disk utility and do a permissions repair. This is the mac equivilant of disk defrag on a PC, except it doesnt take as long. After chain-installing a lot of programs, this will speed up things a lot.
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