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Any recommended OSX apps?

#1betatechPosted 3/9/2014 4:52:57 AM
I recently ordered one for a course I'm going to do (no mac vs windows vs hackintosh debates please) and I'm wondering what recommended apps should I look at?

So far on my list I have to look at:
Windows 8.1 (getting it for free)
Office for Mac (discounted)
gimp
vlc
libreoffice (I always install this as a backup)
steam
OSX Server (maybe)
xcode
macdrive (I know it's for windows, but it's related)
Paragon NTFS

Additionally, I don't know whether to go for parrallels or VMWare, I kind of leaning towards VMWare because I've heard it has better linux support and I currently use VMWare (can I share VMs?).

Thank you.
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#2khalid_1990Posted 3/9/2014 10:14:00 AM
I would use Movist over vlc but I think they didn't update Movist for a long time since I don't use my MBP for a long time.

Also try asking here :

http://forums.macrumors.com/

It is the best mac forums IMO.
#3Orestes417Posted 3/9/2014 10:20:46 AM
If you want to run Linux in a vm on OS X I'd be considering Virtualbox or VMware primarily. As for other software I don't think I could function without Quicksilver,
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#4betatech(Topic Creator)Posted 3/9/2014 1:35:17 PM
Thanks, I looked at movist and it's now commercial on the app store by the looks of it but I'll still check it out (at least the older free version) and quicksilver.
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#5betatech(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2014 1:46:35 AM
How does pixelmator compare to e.g. gimp or photoshop?
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#6betatech(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2014 11:54:45 AM
Whats a good alternative to notepad++?
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#7ShubPosted 3/10/2014 11:58:47 AM
betatech posted...
Whats a good alternative to notepad++?


Check out TextWrangler or Sublime Text.
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#8Orestes417Posted 3/10/2014 11:59:55 AM
TextMate or Sublime Text are both amazing if you want a gui editor.
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#9betatech(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2014 12:38:56 PM
Thanks.
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