Last week I officially bacame an Apple user with the Mac Mini. As a new Mac user, I was excited and immediately set about looking for equivalent Windows softwares for Mac.
Here are a list of sites to start looking for Mac softwares:
- Apple Download – Look for Freeware in the list. A filter for Freeware, Sharewares, Demo would be good.
- Softpedia – a source for Windows programs and apparently for Mac too.
- FreeSoftware Mac User Group (FreeSMUG) – list free and open source Mac applications in different categories.
- Open Source Mac, Free Mac Ware also complied a list of Mac softwares.
The Mac is a very friendly and easy to use platform that most could start using immediately without much problem. Long time Windows user may need a little time to adapt. Some may miss some application that is available on Windows only.
For me, the switch was easy, I found (and am still exploring) alternative to programs I used on Windows. So far my only real problem is that an internet banking web site that I use that required Internet Explorer with ActiveX plugin.
In an old post, I asked “What do you put on a new PC?“, now I guess the similar question is “What do you put on a new Mac?”