Easy and not too fancy
I have, naturally, been spending some time setting up my new computer the way I want it. Here's how it's going.
I have been trying OpenOffice, a competitor against MS Office. It fits my simple needs nicely. Open Office is free; I won't buy the expensive MS Office.
Connecting the Apple email client to Google mail and Google notifier was easy. In the past, I never was able to connect MS Outlook to email, not even MSN mail.
The Mac version of the Firefox Browser was easy to install. It looks, feels, and works exactly like the Windows version.
I like the Safari browser too although it does not have all the features Firefox has when using Blogger.
I have had some trouble syncing my iPhone with iTunes, but that is because of my unfamiliarity with both.
I found a free anitvirus scanner, ClamXav. Trend Micro has a version for Mac of their Housecall Internet scanner that runs very quickly.
So much for the basics. And you know State Street; we ain't too fancy.