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Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

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Brand New Macbook Pro

15.4" LED Backlit Matte Screen
2.2ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
2gb RAM
120gb HDD


I'll have a review later for everyone, in the mean time post me your favorite must have applications for the Mac.

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I found this site gives a nice comprehensive list of software for switchers

Check out the sticky threads in the Switcher Hangout as well. They're very helpful

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This is what I have (others may be useless):

BBEdit - if you're doing programming/editing.
Smultron - Free alternative to BBEdit.
Chicken of the VNC and VNCServer - if you want to access your Mac from elsewhere.
AdiumX - for multiplatform instant messaging
MediaFork - for ripping DVDs/movies
Shrook - News RSS
MS Word/Excel/PPT/Apple Keynote/Pages - Word processing, spreadsheets, etc...
WhatSize - see whats clogging up your hard drive
monolingual - remove around 2gb of unused languages
Transmit - for FTP use
Armagetron Advanced - addicting game :p
Jumpcut - saves your pastes, so you don't lose them
Google Notifier - gmail notifier when a new email arrives, sits on the bar
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Mac Specs: Power Mac G5 Dual 1.8 GHz

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Xee - image viewer
Browse pictures in the same folder. Very customizable.

The Unarchiver - self explanatory ;p
Can unZIP/unRAR/un-almost anything.

Renamer4Mac - mass file/folder renaming tool
Very useful if you're a neat freak and want to keep your files & folders well named. (Ahem... not me of course)

MenuMeters - CPU, memory, disk, and network activity monitor (in Menu Bar)
I mainly use it to see my upload/download activity. Pretty customizable.

Oh, and one last one in my signature. ;p (Click the "Development" link.)

Cog 0.07 audio player -
AAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MPC, OGG, SHN, WAV, WV, tracker formats,
VG music formats, cue sheets, M3U & PLS, Growl,, Apple Remote
Latest Nightly Build (0.08) (new interface!) - Got ideas? Report bugs?
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