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Switching from Windows Vista to Mac

Switching from Windows Vista to Mac

I want to switch from my Dell Inpirion 1525 with Vista to a MacBook Pro 13 in. I mainly use the computer for school work (writing documents...), web design (I use Gimp and notepad++ and firefox with several addons...) and my photography. Are there any great free alternatives to the above programs? (I know Gimp comes for Mac.)

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Guest [Entry]

For a nice alternative to Notepad++, take a look at TextWrangler.
Guest [Entry]

OpenOfficedotorg is nice, although I really prefer Microsoft Office. I have a few friends that use OpenOffice and they like it just fine. I've personally tried it in a pinch when I didn't have my office CDs and it worked, but not well enough for me to switch. Gimp is free and as is firefox ;). Office for Mac might be a good option if you are willing to spend some money and you can get an incredible deal on it through student programs (check you school's IT department). I'm not sure what programs you use for photography but there are a huge selection of them on Mac just as there are on the PC (gimp is one of them I believe). With regards to notepad++, oddly enough eclipse is a pretty good alternative, it might be a little bit bulky for what you want, but the J2EE version has some really nice web development tools as well as plugins for JSP, Servlets, PHP, Javascript, etc. It also has a built in browser.