Links about Mac OS X
While Mac OS X is a great operating system, it can use a little help. Below is a list
of products I highly recommend for use with Mac OS X.
Here is an outline for the Panther Presentation I gave for the November 2003
Free Software (freeware and/or no charge commercial software)
- TinkerTool - The utility to customize Mac OS X
- X-Assist - Get the Process Menu (upper right corner) from Mac OS 9 back
- Mozilla - The browser to use
- Camino - A viable alternative browser
- PTHPasteboard - Enhances clipboard to have a memory
- wClock - Allows the menu clock to show time AND date
- Palm Desktop Software - A very viable PIM
(Personal Information Manager) even if you do not have a PDA
- Carbon Copy Cloner - The way to backup or move a bootable Mac OS X disk or partition
- Meteorologist - Menu bar weather tool
- X-Chat Aqua - Aquafied version of a great X-Windows IRC client (X11 not needed)
- Fink - Framework to dramatically ease compilation and installation of Unix applications
- Fink Commander - GUI for Fink
- WhatRoute - Re-invention of Mac OS 9 WhatRoute that pings, traceroutes, looks up names, ... Even
includes a map to show the path of a traceroute.
- VLC - Audio/Video player. Plays flacs, oggs and more. Very cross-platform.
- Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection - Allows connection to Windows systems running Terminal
Services so that you can use your Mac to control a Windows system.
- Mactracker - Database of every Mac made.
- VueScan - Allows many scanners to work under Mac OS X
- Cocktail More customization
- ComicTastic - Great way to consume time and laugh.
Some useful websites for Mac OS X include: