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    Mac Software?

    Ok, so we are gonna get some macs.

    Anyway, what software (pref free!) should I install for curriculum ICT (KS3,4 and 5) and general purpose stuff?

    I have already found out (off the top of my head):

    Free
    Cmap
    Firefox
    VLC
    RDC


    Paid
    MS Office X
    Macromedia Studio MX
    iLife

    TIA

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    Re: Mac Software?

    OpenOffice?

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    Re: Mac Software?

    Clunky on a mac with x11 and we already have MS Office X

    I'm thinking of somthing I haven;t thought about ;-)

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    Re: Mac Software?

    iStopMotion
    Audacity
    XDrawChem
    iWorks (Pages is reaaaly nice and Keynote 2 rules!)
    Evolution
    Bryce (and DAZ studio)
    MozoDojo
    FilemakerPro
    and not forgetting Automator ...

    This is all I can think of right now, but if you speak to David Anstead (Head of Mill Hill School, Ripley) he can tell you everything they use in the curriculum.

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    Re: Mac Software?

    Quote Originally Posted by dagza
    Clunky on a mac with x11 and we already have MS Office X

    I'm thinking of somthing I haven;t thought about ;-)
    No no, not that version. Check out NeoOffice.

    http://www.neooffice.org/

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    Re: Mac Software?

    The GIMP is a great piece of software

    Paul

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    Re: Mac Software?

    Quote Originally Posted by dagza
    Paid
    MS Office X
    Macromedia Studio MX
    iLife
    Hold on a minute, iLife comes free with all new macs. Check you haven't been duped into paying for it!

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    Re: Mac Software?

    Quote Originally Posted by mark_wood
    Quote Originally Posted by dagza
    Paid
    MS Office X
    Macromedia Studio MX
    iLife
    Hold on a minute, iLife comes free with all new macs. Check you haven't been duped into paying for it!
    All depends on whether you have old Macs and want to upgrade to iLife '05

    Tony

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    Re: Mac Software?

    If you have flowol for PC, you can get a mac version as well. You might be able to install it under your current license.

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    Re: Mac Software?

    Thanks for all of the suggestions - i have played with a lot of them and i will investigate the rest fully soon but they have already turned up sone interesting software :-)

    Thanks geof for the oo.org alternative - very much appreciated especially as, looking back, my reponse seemed less than polite (apols - not intentended). I have downloaded it and will play very soon.

    keep 'em coming if you think of any more.

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