Quicktime comes with many codecs, for all the rest I use VLC which comes with _really_ many codecs; that way you also don't have to pay for full-screen playback. (I hope this helps, apart from DivX from their site I don't know many other individual codecs; I tried Ogg Vorbis for iTunes, but the one I found didn't work for me.)frozendice said:4. Where can I find codex files for video etc? I've found them before but only for windows and a few linux.
The XCode tools, that should be included with your new computer somewhere (or IIRC are downloadable with a free student subscription at Apple's developer site) include the Apple gcc 3.3 and 4.0 derivatives; you can use them to bootstrap the generic gcc, including all (?) of the gcc supported languages. Other than that, many free/open compilers for Linux also support Mac OS X like ocaml, ...frozendice said:5. Does mac come with compilers? I'm starting school in 2 days and so far all I know it has is the java runtimes. Does it come with gcc, etc? Someone said it was on the campanion cd. Which is that?
Hmmm...Cheryl said:2. Disk Image is like a temporary removable disk which makes it handy to install programs. Do not run any programs from the Disk Image. Drag and drop the program to the Applications folder. Then run the program from there. Then drag the disk image to the trash.