I have officially SWITCHED!!!!

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I am proud to say, I am not only an apple user in mind, but in body too(well 2-3 weeks) I placed my order at the apple store like 3 minutes ago. 17" iMac with 512,1 dimm sdram and an airport card installed. An external floppy drive, and the extended apple care protection plan.

There's this odd tingle I have now, and a blooming hatred for the PC that I still use(for 2-3 weeks). Currently the beige formica desk that my iMac will be sitting on is primed and waiting to be painted a gorgeous titanium color(benjamin moore 'ice cube grey') to match my grey and white room(all painted today and yesterday) I can't believe I actually designed my bedroom around a computer, but I guess it is the center piece (competing with my record player)

Is there any must-have software(dear god, let it be inexpensive)?, I am ordering Norton System works, and adobe digital video colection is in the mail(500 dolors at an educational reseller!!!!!!!! ) Anything else I should just get?. . .





YAY!!! <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" /> (i can't beleive i've spent over 3,000 dollors in the last 24 hours)
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  • Reply 1 of 21
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    congrat's...
  • Reply 2 of 21
    Welcome to Macintosh. :cool:

    I wish I had money.
  • Reply 3 of 21
    Welcome to the club. Once you go Mac you won't go back.... I dunno how you can be so happy about spening 3000$ dollars though you have to have some kind of sick feeling well actually I didn't regret spending 2500$ all together when I went and bought my iBook either but I did get sick when I spent 2300$ on my old XP 1ghz p3 laptop which I no longer own any more. Download Brickhouse so you can modifie your firewall easily.
  • Reply 4 of 21
    xionjaxionja Posts: 504member
    If I have a small 3-4 computer wireless network including the Orinoco bg-2000 gateway wireless server do I really need firewall software?, what will this do?
  • Reply 5 of 21
    [quote]Originally posted by xionja:

    <strong>If I have a small 3-4 computer wireless network including the Orinoco bg-2000 gateway wireless server do I really need firewall software?, what will this do?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Your "gateway" has a firewall built-in and preconfigured to keep all incoming traffic out. If you need to setup port forwarding (so you can access your network from the outside), there is a web-based configuration interface.
  • Reply 6 of 21
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Macs
  • Reply 7 of 21
    breve



    <a href="http://www.spiderland.org"; target="_blank">www.spiderland.org</a>



    freeware
  • Reply 8 of 21
    [quote]Originally posted by Rick1138:

    <strong>breve



    <a href="http://www.spiderland.org"; target="_blank">www.spiderland.org</a>



    freeware</strong><hr></blockquote>

    This things is weird.....



    Also, Mac OS X comes with buitling firewall

    and Watson, is a good piece of software, check versiontracker.com

    <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 9 of 21
    Besides Office, I haven't really bought software for my Mac. Although I did buy The Sims, Livin' Large, and American McGee's Alice. All very great games if you're into gaming...
  • Reply 10 of 21
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Must have software:



    PreferencePanes

    WindowShade X - free

    TinkerTool - free

    SharePoints - donationware



    Utilities

    Carbon Copy Cloner (if you have a second HDD and do back-ups) - free

    Snapz Pro X - inexpensive

    Stuffit Lite - free



    General

    BBEdit - Lite is free, academic full version is $80

    Microsoft Office - academic version is $200



    Internet Related

    OmniWeb - nagware

    Chimera/Navigator - free

    Mozilla - free

    Windows Media Player - free

    DivX Alpha 3 - decoder is free

    RealOne Player - free

    Watson - $29



    I'm sure there's more, but I can't think right now.



    If you're doing serious video stuff, Discreet Cleaner 6 will be out shortly. Academic pricing will be around $200...



    [ 09-02-2002: Message edited by: Eugene ]</p>
  • Reply 11 of 21
    I forgot to mention GraphicConverter,a Mac standby $35 and worth a couple of hundred.



    [quote]



    Originally posted by Rick1138:

    breve



    <a href="http://www.spiderland.org"; target="_blank">www.spiderland.org</a>



    freeware

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This things is weird...



    <hr></blockquote>





    It is the future here now.Jon Klein is a fantasic programmer,check out the code in the sample simulations,some of the best written I have ever seen.
  • Reply 12 of 21
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Welcome



    When i was switching.... i started to hate winzoz soooo much.. but i didn't have money so i just decided i didnt want to format at least once a month.. i 'simply' installed RedHat on my old laptop.. and made it behave like OS

    It's not bad.. just that when i found the drivers to the lucent modem i switched to an adsl modem ...



    Now the Macs are luvly



    Ehehe! The friends are tellong i'm different since i switched... happier etc
  • Reply 13 of 21
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    I really find it odd how switchers in either direction end up totally disgusted with their previous platforms. I think it would be hard to get along with people like that in real life...people who display that dodgy kind of born-again behavior. You never know when they might snap back and do a complete 180 on you.



    ...like that left-wing nut who became a right-wing nut...David Horowitz? No, not the consumer advocate one with the Fight Back TV show. Heh.
  • Reply 14 of 21
    I'm totally disgusted with two of the three platforms I use, but I still use all three.
  • Reply 15 of 21
    [quote]Originally posted by Eugene:

    <strong>Must have software:



    PreferencePanes

    WindowShade X - free

    TinkerTool - free

    SharePoints - donationware



    [ 09-02-2002: Message edited by: Eugene ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Windowshade is NOT free. unfortunatly





    *unless it changed*



    [ 09-03-2002: Message edited by: gumby5647 ]</p>
  • Reply 16 of 21
    Can't name any must-have software without knowing what you will be doing, but I would consider Norton System Works to be a "don't-need" piece of software.
  • Reply 17 of 21
    Last time I checked I wasn't paying for WindowShade X.
  • Reply 18 of 21
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    Congratulations, Tiger.
  • Reply 19 of 21
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    Bah @ WindowShade X...



    The Genie/Suck minimizations are so much better looking...
  • Reply 20 of 21
    [quote]Originally posted by Mac The Fork:

    <strong>Welcome to Macintosh. :cool:

    I wish I had money.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    Holy crap, ain't that damn truth!!!! I'm still using my Wallstreet. I'll take donations...



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