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new mac user, what shall i try?

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beck

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so what programs should i download to see how good macs realy are
 
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Kokopelli

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Searching on http://www.macupdate.com/ or http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/ should find most of what is below and saves me hunting up links...
General
QuickSilver - A launcher and more, much more
SubEthaEdit - Nifty text editor
QuickSilver
Mac The Ripper - DVD ripper
QuickSilver
Synergy for iTunes - Add on for iTunes
You get the idea
Camino - Browser
Skype - IP phone
Adium X - Instant Messaging

Slightly Eclectic
ShapeShifter - Appearance customizer (not Free)
VLC - media player
Handbrake - Video Encoder
VoodooPad - NotePad with Wiki-like functions (not Free)
Stickybrain - Personal Organizer (not Free)
PithHelmet - ad-blocker
Virtue - virtual desktops
NeoOffice - Mac version of OpenOffice
DVD2OneX - Encoder (not Free)

Basic Geek Chic
Carbon Copy Cloner - copy your drive to another drive
Geek Tools - display things on your desktop
Audio Hijack - redirect sound output (not Free)
OSXVNC - remote access server
Chicken of the VNC - remote access client
Yasu - maintanence utility
Cocktail - a different maintenance utility

EDIT: added a brief description to each.
 

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Your Mac's Specs
Macbook, iMac G5, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod (MANY)!
Camino - Browser
Firefox - Browser
Delicious Library - Index DVD, Books, etc. Not free! Many others are free.
DVDTheque - Index DVDs Free!
Konfabulator - widgets Not free!
NetNewsWire Lite - RSS Feed Reader Free!
NewsTicker - RSS Feed Read - Not free. But it's attractive.
iPodderX Lite - RSS Feed Reader for podcasting. Free!
StreamRipperX - Records songs from iTunes radio and chops them up and labels them. Free!
Colloquy - IRC Free! You can chat with us in our chat room.
Growl - It helps apps notify you better. Free
Cyberduck - FTP App Free!
 
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