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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 BRMUG Meeting.

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.

Commercial Software

  • 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:

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