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A switcher's guide to OS X Software


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For those who are new to OS X and are wondering about what software they need, here are some great guides:

A Switcher's Guide to OS X Software

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For those who are new to OS X and are wondering about what software they need, here's a great guide:

A Switcher's Guide to OS X Software

Thanks eh it is really well done... and has made life a little easier...

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For those who are new to OS X and are wondering about what software they need, here's a great guide:

A Switcher's Guide to OS X Software
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this is really nice of u guys...thanks
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For those who are new to OS X and are wondering about what software they need, here's a great guide:

A Switcher's Guide to OS X Software

wow, thanks. i was looking for a chat replacement. AOL crashes a LOT on my mac book.

good looking guide too, you must be a designer or something.
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Thanks for an excellent read!

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Thanks! Great info.

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yeah that was an incrediby helpful guide, thanks again.
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Thanks for this guide. It has been very helpful.

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Great guide!

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Thanks for the info. I'm still trying to get used to Mac and this helps out.
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recent switcher here...

maybe it would be helpful to have some info like that here on this forum?
i know that was one of the toughest things to figure out when i switched...
how do i replace x?
how to i get the same functionality out of y that i got out of z?

i mean i'm sure a lot of it you could find by doing clever searches, but it would be pretty handy to have all that info in one place (like the linked sites). but if it had a sort of a this = that format with a quick summary that compares contrasts the software, that would rock...

i know i needed to find replacements for programs like:
windows media player with encoder and dvd plug-in (itunes didn't cut it)
Easy CD Creator
forte agent
ACDSee
WinRAR

it took me some time to find replacements (unison, audion, stuffit and 'split and concat'), and i still havent found a real good replacement for ACDSee, just a few fair to middling pretenders - including iphoto.
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Because of the huge variety of software out there, a "this=that" list would be unmanageable. The best thing is to start with those sites above and for anything else start search at http://www.macupdate.com to see what you can find.

As you mentioned a search of the forums will often turn up what you're looking for as well.

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it took me some time to find replacements (unison, audion, stuffit and 'split and concat'), and i still havent found a real good replacement for ACDSee, just a few fair to middling pretenders - including iphoto.
Don't suppose you've gotten lucky in the past month? Just posted to another thread here about my problems finding an ACDSee replacement, specifically the ability to view images within ZIP files without having to manually unzip them. Can't believe that there doesn't seem to be a single Mac image viewer out there that supports this.
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Great topic on my first read in this forumn. Ordered my first Mac the other day and I'm preparing for the switch. These links to articles are fantastic and answered a lot of questions I have at this point (like Anti-Virus, Firewall, etc). Now onto configuring my network (stlll have 2 PC's in the house on wireless network) before the Mac arrives....
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