New Mac!!!

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  1. kapop

    kapop New Member

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    Yes once again another person is switching from a pc to a mac.
    im ordering it this week and i was wondering what some good applications are
    where to get application screen savers, and i saw this thing that you can set as your background and it will show you where the sun is in the world kinda like a giant map with a giant shadow rolling across it. if someone could give me a link for that, that would be nice.
    edit: also do macs come with photoshop because photoshop seems alot easier than gimp and i dont want to steal a $650 pro paint thing off of limewire
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Wallsaver (Free App) will change your Background from Wallpaper to SCREEN Saver so it'll be moving. Desksaver is a Widget that does the same.


    Other Apps:

    Freeware:
    NetNewsWire - #1 RSS Client
    Transmission - #1 Bit******* Client
    Adium - #1 Instant Messanger Client
    Colloquy - #1 IRC Client
    LimeChat - #2 IRC Client
    HandBrake - Convert DVDs to multiple file formats
    MediaSnap - YouTube Video downloader/converter
    MUMenu - Best Sources for Mac OS X Apps right from your MenuBar
    Perian - Codec for Mac OS X to watch Videos
    NicePlayer - Video player with the best UI
    VLC Player - Plays the most videos, So-So UI.
    CyberDuck - FTP/SFTP Client (For SSH)
    Pwnage Tool - Well DUH!
    QuickSilver - App Launcher using your Keyboard
    aLuncher - App Launcher from the Menu Bar
    Skitch - Screen Shot App + Editing
    DrawIt Lite - Vector/Bitmap image editing
    Senuti - iPod Music/Video backup tool (Works for iPod Touch, regardless of firmware)
    DockLibrary - Dock Skinner (Skins available at www.leoparddocks.net
    AppCleaner - App Uninstaller
    FastIcns - Icon Converter
    iPhone Remote - Control your Mac from your iPod Touch/iPhone. Jailbreak not required!
    iSquint - Video Conversion

    Shareware:
    CrossOver Games - Play Windows Games on your Mac!!! Without Windows!
    Transmit - FTP/SFTP Client
    Flow - FTP/SFTP Client
    Forklift - FTP/SFTP Client
    CandyBar - System Theming/Skinner (Customize the look of Mac OS X)
    DrawIt Pro - Pro Version of DrawIt
    ScreenFlow - #1 Screen Recording App EVER.
    MarsEdit - Blogging Software
    Pixelmator - Lightweight Photoshop Alternative. Closest/Cheapest thing to Photoshop UI but Better.
    VisualHub - Video Conversion
    VMWare Fusion - Run Windows/Linux/OpenSolaris INSIDE of OS X
    iLife - It'll come in Handy.
    Little Snitch - Control what Apps get to use the internet
  3. kapop

    kapop New Member

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    awsome dude cant wait to get a mac!!!
    i thought i had to buy bootcamp to run pc games on my mac. but guess not
  4. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Boot Camp assistant is built into Leopard.

    All it basically does is create a Partition formatted for Windows that you can install Windows on. You can use Disk Utility to do the same. They both also remove the partitions if you want to remove Windows.

    If you get a Virus on Windows, it will do nothing whatsoever to your Mac and Mac OS X.

    Drivers for your Mac are on the Leopard Disc that comes with your computer.
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    kapop New Member

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    lol i was talking about the cross over games but thanks for the extra help
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for this list, Teslanaut. I (hopefully) will be getting a MacBook soon.
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    Apple Guy Well-Known Member

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    Yay! A switcher
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    How is What real?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Who is disrespecting you?
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What does that tell us?

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