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    I've had enough of fighting Windows and having to first fix problems on my PC before I can even start working..... a 24" iMac has been ordered

    It will mainly be used for simple office and internet related tasks and I would like some recommendations for replacement Windows software I am using.

    FTP/SFTP client - Currently use CuteFTP Pro (http://www.globalscape.com/cuteftppro/)
    HTML Editor - Currently use WeBuilder 2008 (http://www.blumentals.net/webuilder/)
    SSH Client - Currently use PuTTY (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/)
    Antivirus - Currently use Windows Live OneCare

    Now that I've typed it out, there really isn't much to replace! iLife & iWork will replace most of what I use. Having never used a Mac before, I am really looking forward to owning a PC that simply works

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    You don't need an SSH client, Terminal.App comes with the mac, which has ssh enabled.

    You don't really need a virus scanner, I haven't run one in three years and last month run a rootkit scanner and virus scanner, and it found nothing. Just surf wisely.

    For html editor, I no longer use a wysiwyg, but dreamweaver and other tools are available. Rapidweaver comes to mind too and Coda. However, I use only textmate the text editor from macromates.com

    For FTP I use Transmit from panic.com.

    iLife comes with the iMac, so no need to buy that. iWork is nice with Pages and Numbers, you can buy that for 80$ or have it pre-installed when you order it.

    Everything you miss can be done with free online cloud computing. Which is what I basically use.

    Evertyhing that I have installed, beta or full version . http://osx.iusethis.com/user/floris

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    • #3
      Honestly I've never had issues with windows, be it server or desktop versions. But I also have mac and linux machines in the house.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zachery View Post
        Honestly I've never had issues with windows, be it server or desktop versions. But I also have mac and linux machines in the house.
        I have used Windows with great pleasure for ages, but I have grown to dislike it more and more with all the security issues, the constant popup and dialog windows, and simply the way things are being run. Moving to the Mac was with mixed feelings, but once I moved to 10.4 I saw that I was stupid for years, and should have switched earlier. 60 to 80% if not more of my computer frustrations have honestly disappeared.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Floris View Post
          You don't need an SSH client, Terminal.App comes with the mac, which has ssh enabled.
          To further what Floris said, check out this link: http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.c...=ssh&sektion=1

          So pretty much all you'll need to do is
          ssh -l Username 192.168.1.100
          or whatever site and username you'll use. Although, I actually do use PuTTY on Linux as it's just quicker to double click a profile.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the info Floris and Chousho, I'll look into your suggestions and links soon

            This is my first ever internet session on a Mac, my first time experiencing OSX and my first forum post from this wonderful machine...........Wow......I really am impressed! It's doing what I want it to, when I want it! I can honestly say I am questioning why it has taken me so long to get this Mac, i've been keeping up to date daily on apple related stuff for the past 4 years or so............Ok, It was the cost.

            I have so much to learn, I think it'll take me at least a week to get the hang of 'a bit more' than the basics It's taking me minutes to achieve things it takes me seconds on Windows, but I'm having fun clicking around (where the heck is the right mouse button! hehehe) and staring at this beauty.

            Now I have to go figure out something to do with Exchange and this Mac...oh no!


            I really am lost in this X world......in a fun way though! I'm slowly realizing how much I don't know how to do!

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            • #7
              Just to add.....I think I'll be using this for a bit more than office/work related tasks. Isn't that wee remote great! Push a button and it (media stuff) all appears on screen, this is great.......this is as a computer should be.

              ...I meant to say...It's although I've gone deaf! Silent computing..it's a first for me!
              Last edited by HeyJeeB; Wed 27th Aug '08, 12:24pm. Reason: ....I meant to say...

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