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Patrick Bateman
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I just got a new macbook pro. Other than iphones and ipods this is the first apple product I have had in 7-8 years.

I was just wondering what are some must do's and must have apps/programs. I have spent the last few days reading quite a bit, but I know there are a lot of mac users on here, so I figured I might be able to learn something from the GLP community.

BTW, I love it thus far!!

Thanks!

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Get thee some windows parallels.

Have the best of both worlds.

Love my Mac Pro!
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Get thee some windows parallels.

Have the best of both worlds.

Love my Mac Pro!
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I was thinking of doing this, and probably will, but I still have my other laptop as well. As soon as I get everything transferred I will be clearing it up at re-installing w7, and also partitioning a drive for linux, just so I can learn it.

Thanks!
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Get thee some windows parallels.

Have the best of both worlds.

Love my Mac Pro!
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I agree. I have to use parallels for work but apart from that everything I need runs on my macs.

xQuake is useful and chrome on a mac runs really fast. I use Thunderbird for email as it hooks into Gmail and others so well.
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Mail, Calendar and Simple Text and your pretty much in business with an Internet connection and Safari.
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Get thee some windows parallels.

Have the best of both worlds.

Love my Mac Pro!
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I agree. I have to use parallels for work but apart from that everything I need runs on my macs.

xQuake is useful and chrome on a mac runs really fast. I use Thunderbird for email as it hooks into Gmail and others so well.
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Do you like chrome more than firefox18? I liked firefox more on pc but maybe they are different on macs.
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Mail, Calendar and Simple Text and your pretty much in business with an Internet connection and Safari.
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Awesome, thanks!
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Hey Patrick, MBP is a great machine you won't regret it. cheers

As for apps, something like Appzapper is useful for uninstalling apps, Istat menus is very cool also for monitoring your cpu and stuff, check Toast for the latest version for disc-burning and Transmission if you do torrents. That's for starters, lots of stuff out there.
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Hey Patrick, MBP is a great machine you won't regret it. cheers

As for apps, something like Appzapper is useful for uninstalling apps, Istat menus is very cool also for monitoring your cpu and stuff, check Toast for the latest version for disc-burning and Transmission if you do torrents. That's for starters, lots of stuff out there.
 Quoting: insertfunnyusername


Awesome man, thanks! I definitely will check those out!

What exactly does toast do? Help with converting and re-formatting?

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Hey Patrick, MBP is a great machine you won't regret it. cheers

As for apps, something like Appzapper is useful for uninstalling apps, Istat menus is very cool also for monitoring your cpu and stuff, check Toast for the latest version for disc-burning and Transmission if you do torrents. That's for starters, lots of stuff out there.
 Quoting: insertfunnyusername


Awesome man, thanks! I definitely will check those out!
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My pleasure, don't forget Neo-Office for word, excel, etc. it's even free and i have no complains, microsoft programs are a bit unstable for me on macs, maybe only me dunno.
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Garage band is kind of cool, its no sonar nor frooty loops but its straight for a free program.
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Hey Patrick, MBP is a great machine you won't regret it. cheers

As for apps, something like Appzapper is useful for uninstalling apps, Istat menus is very cool also for monitoring your cpu and stuff, check Toast for the latest version for disc-burning and Transmission if you do torrents. That's for starters, lots of stuff out there.
 Quoting: insertfunnyusername


Awesome man, thanks! I definitely will check those out!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


My pleasure, don't forget Neo-Office for word, excel, etc. it's even free and i have no complains, microsoft programs are a bit unstable for me on macs, maybe only me dunno.
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Yeah, I got the office package for macs as well.

I changed my post up there after looking around a little, what exactly does that program do? Re-format?
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Awesome man, thanks! I definitely will check those out!

What exactly does toast do? Help with converting and re-formatting?
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Toast is something like Nero is for windows, cd-dvd burning, copying etc. but is actually a bit better than Nero for me, you can do some video-audio converting with it if you like but i have other programs for this job.
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Yeah, I got the office package for macs as well.

I changed my post up there after looking around a little, what exactly does that program do? Re-format?
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I answered above. :)
Since i'm on a roll i'll suggest some more you may find useful, '4Media DVD Ripper' is good for dvd ripping if you do some, 'Flip 4 Mac' allows you to play wmv files, 'Perian' is great for codecs stuff on your Quicktime, get 'NTFS-3g' or 'Macfuse' so you can write-copy on NTFS formatted hd's, 'Growl' is cute too for notifications, 'Unrarx' for rar files.

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Yeah, I got the office package for macs as well.

I changed my post up there after looking around a little, what exactly does that program do? Re-format?
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I answered above. :)
Since i'm on a roll i'll suggest some more you may find useful, '4Media DVD Ripper' is good for dvd ripping if you do some, 'Flip 4 Mac' allows you to play wmv files, 'Perian' is great for codecs stuff on your Quicktime, get 'NTFS-3g' or 'Macfuse' so you can write-copy on NTFS formatted hd's, 'Growl' is cute too for notifications, 'Unrarx' for rar files.
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Lol, thanks man, it is greatly appreciated!
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Re: Question for mac users
Thanks everyone for all of the advice so far, but I have another ?. Does anyone have a great firewall and or antivirus program(s) they would recommend for macs? I am reading lots of mixed reviews.

Any opinions on zonealarm or comodo? At least for firewalls?
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I just got a new macbook pro. Other than iphones and ipods this is the first apple product I have had in 7-8 years.

I was just wondering what are some must do's and must have apps/programs. I have spent the last few days reading quite a bit, but I know there are a lot of mac users on here, so I figured I might be able to learn something from the GLP community.

BTW, I love it thus far!!

Thanks!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


Hai pattycakes....

LITTLESNITCH !!!

Then Piratebay all your osx needs :D
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Little Snitch (Network Sniffer), Magican (RAM cleaner, uninstaller, multipackaged program), Homebrew (Package manager), compile MTR (matts trace route), Zenmap, Nping, Ettercap, Packet peeper, Transmission, Torbrowser.

You don't need parallels. If you're smart, you can wrap any program in either Wine or Cider.
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MUST HAVE APPS

handbrake
VLC
Transmission
Burn
ComicLife
AppZapper
StuffIt Expander
iWork - Pages, Keynote
Microsoft Office 2011
Parrallels Desktop for Mac
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I just got a new macbook pro. Other than iphones and ipods this is the first apple product I have had in 7-8 years.

I was just wondering what are some must do's and must have apps/programs. I have spent the last few days reading quite a bit, but I know there are a lot of mac users on here, so I figured I might be able to learn something from the GLP community.

BTW, I love it thus far!!

Thanks!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


Hai pattycakes....

LITTLESNITCH !!!

Then Piratebay all your osx needs :D
 Quoting: watchZEITGEISTnow


Hey man!

Awesome dude, thanks! I'll check it out!
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Little Snitch (Network Sniffer), Magican (RAM cleaner, uninstaller, multipackaged program), Homebrew (Package manager), compile MTR (matts trace route), Zenmap, Nping, Ettercap, Packet peeper, Transmission, Torbrowser.

You don't need parallels. If you're smart, you can wrap any program in either Wine or Cider.
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Thanks! I will check them all out, I really appreciate the help!
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MUST HAVE APPS

handbrake
VLC
Transmission
Burn
ComicLife
AppZapper
StuffIt Expander
iWork - Pages, Keynote
Microsoft Office 2011
Parrallels Desktop for Mac
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Good shit man I appreciate it! I am not familiar with many, but will definitely check them out!
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Also for browsers...Maxthon, or Robin...and my all time favorite:

[link to sectools.org]
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"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident."
-Arthur Schopenhauer
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Bump for any other ap or program suggestions!! Thanks in advance and to everyone who has already helped a noob out!!
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Does anyone have any recommendations for VPN's or Proxy's for macs?
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Does anyone have any recommendations for VPN's or Proxy's for macs?
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after the suggestion of a fellow GLPer and some research I think I am going to buy a year long membership of strong VPN... Any other suggestions before I do this?
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Does anyone have any recommendations for VPN's or Proxy's for macs?
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after the suggestion of a fellow GLPer and some research I think I am going to buy a year long membership of strong VPN... Any other suggestions before I do this?
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


Thanks 5, I went ahead and got a year subscription to this, and love it so far.
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Re: Question for mac users
I just got a new macbook pro. Other than iphones and ipods this is the first apple product I have had in 7-8 years.

I was just wondering what are some must do's and must have apps/programs. I have spent the last few days reading quite a bit, but I know there are a lot of mac users on here, so I figured I might be able to learn something from the GLP community.

BTW, I love it thus far!!

Thanks!
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