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Mac OS X for Windows Users: A Switchers' Guide by David Coursey

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Chapter 7. Software Questions

The big question everyone asks when they consider switching from Windows to the Mac is, “Are the applications I need available?”

We’re too good of friends for me to lie to you—or merely shade the truth—by telling you this isn’t a legitimate concern. So let’s have a talk about that and some other software-related issues.

Should I be concerned because there aren’t as many applications for Mac OS as there are for Windows?

I think most people will do fine with the number and variety of applications they will find for the Macintosh. That’s as long as you don’t need highly specialized business or leisure software.

Most Macs come with free software (including the widely lauded iApps such as iTunes and iPhoto) that may ...

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