Ordering a Macbook Pro Next month ...

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by Johnny, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I am making the switch next month. I need to have an idea of what programs to use.

    I need something for making, and burning, iso images and ripping cd's. As well as a torrent client and ftp program.

    What all do you guys use? Or do you know of any good ones?
     
  2. ZeroHour

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    I have both mac and pc (pc is still king tbh)
    FTP you have freeware called cyberduck or there is the commercial transmit, there is no winscp for mac although I wish there was as I love that app.
    Torrent client I use is vuze
     
  3. X-Istence

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    Torrent client: Transmission
    FTP Program: CyberDuck (does sftp, ftps, and others)
    Making/Burning: Built in
    ISO's: Built in
    Ripping CD's: iTunes, or to ISO is Disk Utility (built in)
    Rar files: unarchiver
    RSS feed reader: NetNewsWire (has Google Reader integration)
    Multiple chat client: Adium
     
  4. Johnny

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    Thanx for the info guys. I will check those out. I am ordering a 13" Macbook Pro, and will probably be using VMware fusion with it.
     
  5. X-Istence

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    When using VMWare Fusion, make sure to have plenty of RAM!
     
  6. tdinc

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    quite simple. Mac's are for working. PC are for playing..
     
  7. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I ordered my MAC today, I should have it by Friday. I got the student discount with it :)
     
  8. Xie

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    PC = Personal Computer ... and now that Mac's run on Intel chips they can "work" via Mac OS and "play" via Windows on the same machine. :)


    * though one would say you can now "play" via Mac OS as Steam has an official client for it
     
  9. Johnny

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    I got it pretty much set up.

    Installed:

    1. Office 2008 for MAC
    2. Transmission
    3. Adium
    4. Firefox
    5. Thunderbird
    6. VMWare Fusion
    7. Adobe Creative Suite 5
    8. Adobe Lightroom 3
    9. Cyberduck
    10. Netnewswire
    11. Coversutra

    It is running great, I love it, totally love it... :)

    Have I also mentioned that I love the mouse pad? I am also going to see about themes. And I still haven't figured out how to connect to my windows file sharing. That isn't really a big deal. I am going to be getting a mac mini with osx server here soon. So I can wait...