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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 02:26 PM

Just read that all Mac users should install Chrome, App Fresh, Onyx and Avast

True?? or forget them or add some of them.....thanks.

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Reply Just read that all Mac users should install Chrome, App Fresh, Onyx and Avast (Original post)
a kennedy Jul 2012 OP
Berlum Jul 2012 #1
musiclawyer Jul 2012 #2
a kennedy Jul 2012 #5
REP Jul 2012 #6
klook Jul 2012 #8
REP Jul 2012 #4
REP Jul 2012 #3
freshwest Jul 2012 #7
frankie Jul 2012 #9
onehandle Jul 2012 #10
RoccoR5955 Aug 2012 #11

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:18 PM

1. Why?

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:51 PM

2. There was a H Post article on 7/19 proffering 10 must have apps for mac

I skimmed it but moved on

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 07:31 PM

5. yes.....

it was H post....and I'm so ashamed I even brought it up here.....sorry. Thanks for your help. Not going to use any of them.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:15 PM

6. Don't be ashamed! :-)

Maybe you might find some or all of them useful, but you don't "need to" download them. They're free, so if you feel like trying them yourself, what the hell, right? One did look kind of interesting (the one for if your Mac gets boosted - my iPad was stolen briefly in April, so that one got my attention ); others may look useful/fun to you but they're not necessary to make your machine work

One not mentioned that I love (and it's free, too): Audacity. I mostly edit/convert music files with it, but it can do more.

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Response to REP (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 07:52 PM

8. +1 for Audacity!

Love it for audio, but I haven't explored its other features. Thanks for the tip -- I'll check out the tutorials and see what else is under the hood.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 04:10 PM

4. Some blogger doesn't know how to use his machine apparently

Most of the suggestions were kind of pointless.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 04:01 PM

3. Not true. Just an opinion.

If you like Chrome or another browser more than Safari, then of course you should install it. Otherwise, why?

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:37 PM

7. I'd avoid all of those if I was you. Some people want more Google (Chrome), some want less.

Don't worry. I think you'll be okay without them unless some of the other browsers and apps stop being available.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 09:35 AM

9. Some alternatives

Chrome has the same web engine as Safari but different design goals. If you've only ever used Safari, you should at least try either Firefox or Chrome for comparison.

App Fresh would be fine if it were freeware. At $10 it's questionable.

Onyx is great for savvy power users. Less technical folks should use "Maintenance" from the same programmer instead. http://www.titanium.free.fr/download.php

Avast is an antivirus similar to many others. It has the advantage of being free.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:51 PM

10. Chrome is spyware. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 03:08 PM

11. It is not.

By definition it is no way spyware.
If Chrome is spyware then each and every piece of software ever written is spyware!

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