Fixing up an older MacBook for my brother. He ppicked it up for $150.00
Seems to be in good shape. I FWTD moded it to my tower and ran Drive Genius on it... reformatted and checked for bad blocks then installed Snow Leopard on it.
PS CS 5 and a couple of the Adobe apps and MS Office 2008.

I have just cloned whole systems the last few times I bought a Mac since I want basically all the same stuff on all of my Macs, but his doesn't require everything that mine do.

So... what are the critical things I will want to install?
I'm just looking for apps that increase OS stability and productivity... not Google Earth and such.. he can decide on those types himself.

Flip4Mac? Is that still relevant?

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