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I am a sad old puss, but the first thing I install is

Fuzzy Clock

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I thought OS X did that anyway, or is that just Linux? I know I tried the built in fuzzy clock on one OS and it lasted about 10 minutes. :?



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<sweary noises>

I was just off to buy a copy of snow leopard and I've actually for once got time this weekend to install it. However I've found that one app I regularly use (RapidWeaver) isn't compatible with it yet. Won't open saved files under SL.

What the hell? What were they doing that an OS update broke their file loading code? Eejits.

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Applications for Mac? You mean there are some? :lol:

Seriously though guys (and girls) good thread. I posted somewhere else that I've got one eye on a Mac - will hopefully soon be both eyes - and I think this thread will be very useful when that day arrives.

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Just bought a macbook pro (do not adjust your set...)...grateful for advice on what freeware to try. I've got my dropbox installed, firefox, going to download openoffice when the software updates have finished, but looking for some cool photo-related apps....

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Rather nice twitter client for those that do

Kiwi

Not free sadly.


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Not really software, but a site for choosing software http://alternativeto.net/ gives you alternatives to most applications on most formats.

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I find macupdate.com a great source of software, a mixture of free, shareware and commercial. Something for everyone.

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I don't think this link has been mentioned before, it's a nice collection of open source Mac software, with direct links.

http://opensourcemac.org/


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http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

List of apps and their present Lion compatibility.
Might be useful before putting your hand in your pocket for Lion.

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I take it Mac keeper is not something I need ;) ;)

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Oh good lord no.
Use something like Onyx if you want to run any maintenance scripts.

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ProfessorF wrote:
Oh good lord no.
Use something like Onyx if you want to run any maintenance scripts.



Thank you ...

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What about Defragging does one do this on a mac ,is it automatic,
or do we have any programs ..

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The vast majority of users don't bother with defragging. OS X does several things in the background to mitigate the need to defrag files in the first place (it's recommended that you try to keep at least 10% of a volumes capacity free to allow it to do so).

Utilities are available - TechTool Pro, DriveGenius and iDefrag can all defrag a drive.

An alternative is to use something like SuperDuper! or CarbonCopyCloner to clone your drive onto a different one then clone it back as that achieves the same effect, is normally significantly faster and less likely to run into problems.

If you do video production with big projects (multi GB files) it might be worth the effort but for general use I wouldn't bother (and if I did I'd go for the clone - clone back route).
And finally, if you do decide to defrag anything make damn sure you have a working backup (or 2) in place before you proceed just in case things go south.

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The vast majority of users don't bother with defragging. OS X does several things in the background to mitigate the need to defrag files in the first place (it's recommended that you try to keep at least 10% of a volumes capacity free to allow it to do so).

Utilities are available - TechTool Pro, DriveGenius and iDefrag can all defrag a drive.

An alternative is to use something like SuperDuper! or CarbonCopyCloner to clone your drive onto a different one then clone it back as that achieves the same effect, is normally significantly faster and less likely to run into problems.

If you do video production with big projects (multi GB files) it might be worth the effort but for general use I wouldn't bother (and if I did I'd go for the clone - clone back route).
And finally, if you do decide to defrag anything make damn sure you have a working backup (or 2) in place before you proceed just in case things go south.



Thanx....

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