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Turn John Hodgman into Justin Long

What are the Mac equivalents of great Windows software? This was a great question about what a Mac person should install on a Windows box. I'm going the other way, as my office kindly bought me a new MacBook Pro. I'm a scientist and haven't used a Mac since OS 7.5. For the past decade my machines have been Windows, Linux, or dual-boot. Freeware/shareware programs I use a lot under Windows: Cygwin, Essential PIM, FLVplayer, IrfanView, Maxima, Openoffice.org, Scilab, Winamp, Xemacs, Xplorer2 pro. Commercial software: Mathematica, IDL, occasionally Microsoft Office. I'm mostly interested in freeware or shareware such as great text and image editors, tex/latex, and other nerdware. Thanks! Naturally, the new laptop runs Leopard.
posted by lukemeister on Dec 3, 2008 - 40 answers

Why is my laptop so hot, and what laptop can I buy that won't burn me?

Do all laptops get this hot? [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Jun 21, 2008 - 17 answers

What to do with an old iBook and iPod?

What to do with an old iBook and iPod? [more inside]
posted by methylsalicylate on Mar 6, 2008 - 15 answers

On the plus side, it smells great!

A friend spilled "essence of pumpkin" oil on her new Macbook laptop's LCD screen, resulting in a permanent stain of shiny glop in the lower righthand corner. Advice on fixing it? [more inside]
posted by Lieber Frau on Nov 5, 2007 - 13 answers

USB 2.0 PCMCIA cards, Mac G4 Laptop

USB 2.0 PCMCIA cards on a Mac G4 Aluminum Laptop: Does the card brand matter? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Sep 30, 2007 - 0 answers

Fixing a dropped Powerbook

DIY repair for a narcoleptic titanium Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by pandaharma on Jul 21, 2007 - 3 answers

Looking to buy a MacBook, but...

Looking to buy a MacBook. Wanting to make sure it's ready for primetime. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jul 7, 2006 - 42 answers

PowerBook power problems

Someone just gave me a g4/400 PowerBook (the first titanium model). It doesn't power on. Please help me figure out what the problem is. [more inside]
posted by box on Jun 6, 2005 - 14 answers

Mac user needs help picking a windows laptop

Dedicated Mac user needs to perform Wintel-only dev work, needs new laptop. Thinkpad, or iBook/Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Aug 13, 2004 - 15 answers

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