dreamweaver - html coding
paint shop pro
ahead nero burning rom - dvd/cd rw software
iRiver manager - for mp3 player
winrar/winace - archiver (zip, tar, rar, ace, arj, lzh)
trillian - im (icq, msn)
borland jbuilder - java development
sun one studio - java development
getright - download manager
mozilla (I know there's an osx version)
real player - radio
sisoft sandra - sys info and tuning
hp scan software
Ok good list But I don't know the software, I can't tell if it's suited to my needs or if I like it so I can't really conclude anything from your list, other than a lot of software exist for the mac, which is good for mac users.
i worked also a "long" time on windows and i used all the apps i wrote replacements for.... they can do more or less the same...
about the price - they don't cost more than pc-software...
some apps are even free...
for the others u have 3 possibilities: use the shareware, buy it or search for a serial (illegal!!!!)
there's an amazing app for the mac around, called serialbox...
it has thousands of serials (don't know the exact number)
If OSXZ does it a different way, good for them. I have never used an Apple, nor will I ever do that. Apple is, IMHO, even more eveil than MS because the 'appear' to be friendly. But they are not. When was the last time you saw a machine NOT from Apple running OSX? Thought so. MS lets the user choose the brand of machine at least, Apple does not. Apple is to the computing industry as Saddam was to the Iraqi people. If you don't do as I say, then screw you, forget it.
If Apple would let other companies make hardware that OSX could be run at, at least they would close in on MS when it comes to beeing evil.
Personally, I consider what Apple does as uninteresting since it can only run on very specific hardware. People who consider Apple to be their friend is even more brain washed than Windows people.
Stay way from Apple and don't let them influence you, they are worse than MS.