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So I was thinking about downloading some widgets from apple. However since this is my first mac I don't wanna screw it up by downloading stuff that will "infect" it and make it not run as well. I figured the apple website would be trustworthy to download from but next to the widgets I could download it said "firmware" or "shareware". Isnt this bad even though it's from apples website? Also since I don't want to screw up my new computer what other things or file types should I avoid downloading? Thanks!!
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Freeware is free software that you do not have to ever pay for. Shareware is software that allows you to share the software and try it out but only for a short amount of time. If they are on the website listed above it should be fine.

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You're on a Mac now. You're not going to "infect" your computer with anything.

Let go of the Windows fear. You're safe.
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I know I know but STILL this thing is my baby and I don't wanna do anything to make ot run extremely slow or mess it up!! Thanks!
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I know I know but STILL this thing is my baby and I don't wanna do anything to make ot run extremely slow or mess it up!! Thanks!
Don't use it then

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