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Moving from mac to windows, need similar apps

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March 4, 2011 2:24:55 PM

i am moving from snow leopard to windows 7 and wanted to know if anyone had advice on similar apps to the ones i will miss. thanks

mac:

little snitch
drive genius 3
clean my mac
quicksilver
the mac dock
istat pro

thanks
March 18, 2011 1:45:44 PM

Congrats on making the logical switch :) 

It looks like the main things you want are HDD management, Security, and a few mac-like visual enhancements.

I would suggest getting CCleaner and Defraggler (both by Piriform) for the HDD management, which will replace Drive Genious 3 and Clean My Mac.
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

For the Mac Dock, RocketDock is made to emulate the Mac Dock.
http://rocketdock.com/download

For iStat Pro, I would suggest Speccy (also from Piriform)
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

For Little Snitch, a good router with built in firewall in combination with the Windows firewall should suffice unless you are into serious hacking and whatnot. In which case, I would recommend a UNIX based OS, but that's just me :p 

As far as Quicksilver goes, you may want to try SlickRun. I've never used it, but I hear it's the best windows alternative to Quicksilver.
http://www.bayden.com/SlickRun/


Also, did I mention that all of these softwares are free?
Welcome to the world of not being a mac :p 
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March 18, 2011 4:49:09 PM

cool thanks for the info i appreciate it!

one quick question, do the CCleaner and Defraggler run all the time like Drive Genius?

everything else looks nice i will be sure to check them out and use them!
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