[quote]Originally posted by NOFEER:
<strong>I will be ugraging to 10.2,( from 9.2+) but when will apple sell 10.2.2 as a package so i don't have to have a very long download (dialup isp, broadband not available yet)
WHat other software do you all recommed i buy in addition to 10.2.2, browser, virus protection, email etc i use a imac dv400 with airport dialup isp. Would .MAC worth it now?</strong><hr></blockquote>
Well, at least some stuff everybody needs. Apple's own email application Mail is included in the OS, as is a browser (internet explorer), both of them do their job fairly well (although some, including myself, would actually recommend getting Chimera navigator for browser - it IS faster, even on dialup -> personal experience).
I wouldn't pick up virus protection (at least, I have none, and don't plan on buying some) because viruses for OS X are, what, scarce, non-existent. Moreover, you have a software firewall in OS X (even though, with dialup - and not a static IP - you don't really need it).
CD-burn software (which should actually be part of the OS): Toast (titanium preferrably) is a must-have.
A 'productivity suite': Appleworks (comes with the machine) or Office will do perfectly.
That 's the basics, more so since a decent music application (itunes), image management (iphoto), movie application (imovie) are included in the os.
I mean, for the rest, you should try and state, indeed, what it is you want to do, because everybody here has, I reckon, their boon software, which they would almost defend with their life. So, be a bit more specific.