It appears that I already have updates to my “essentials” list below.
I’m now using Mozilla’s Firefox as my web browser – this appears to be a good workaround to the memory issues that I was having before with Safari – and I was able to import my bookmarks, so we’ll see how well this works.
I’ve also switched from Microsoft Entourage over to Apple’s Mail.app – with SpamSieve continuing as my mail filter for Spam. Hopefully this will do the trick.
I’ll post an update in a week or so.