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acash0902

 
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I have finally switched and i thank everyone for answering my questions. I went today to the apple store to pick up my blackbook 2.16 ghz 2gb ram, 160 gb HDD, and i love it and my parents are amazed by its abilities. I got the educational discount, so i got 100 dollars off, apple care plan (3year) a free (red) nano, and a free hp printer. So far i love it, i'll be having pics up soon, including a video....
i cant think of anyhting to say, im just too excited.

Also could everyone who replies to this thread list an application that i should download, or any suggestions to an mac newcomer. I downloaded istat pro, and i love it.

once again i'll post pics later, as soon as i copy all my music to my itunes. GOD i love the way it arranges my music btw
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A free red Nano? Dang, all I got was a free printer when I got my wife's black Macbook, and nothing when I got my white one. Oh well.

Google for QTAmateur. It plays quicktime movies in full screen without having to pay the $30 for QT Pro.

For screen shots I use Snap 'n Drag.
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Go to Apple and try out a few of the widgets there. You'll find them on the Mac OS X tab. There are some really cool, time saving ones, depending on what you need to have handy.
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Congrattsss!!
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Congrats.
Onyx and App Zapper.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
MaDDoG's Photo Gallery - http://mcarfa.smugmug.com/
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thanks guys, any more suggestions?
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Adium for all your instant messaging needs

Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

Currently running OS X 10.10
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will my mac automatically defrag itself?
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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

or go here:

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/
http://www.freemacware.com/
http://osx.iusethis.com/
http://macspecialist.org/content/art...ssential_apps/
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will my mac automatically defrag itself?
No need to defrag. Mac is built on a balanced-tree unix file system.
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A free red Nano? Dang, all I got was a free printer when I got my wife's black Macbook...
That is a college student discount I believe.
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pasted from another post I made before (because me = lazy ;p )


Xee - image viewer
http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/xee.html
Browse pictures in the same folder. Very customizable.

The Unarchiver - self explanatory ;p
http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html
Can unZIP/unRAR/un-almost anything.

Renamer4Mac - mass file/folder renaming tool
http://www.power4mac.com/renamer/ind...ge=description
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)
http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/
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 - cogx.org
AAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MPC, OGG, SHN, WAV, WV, tracker formats,
VG music formats, cue sheets, M3U & PLS, Growl, Last.fm, Apple Remote
Latest Nightly Build (0.08) (new interface!) - Got ideas? Report bugs?
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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

or go here:

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/
http://www.freemacware.com/
http://osx.iusethis.com/
http://macspecialist.org/content/art...ssential_apps/
this was really helpful. awsome.

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www.purevolume.com/brealproductions
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hey does anyone know how i can sort my groups on ichat non-alphabetically?
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