Mac Resources

From Simson Garfinkel
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I do most of my work on Macs because I like having a full Unix operating system, I like having well-integrated graphical tools, I like having hardware that's highly integrated with the software, and I like having other people worry about the system administration. The Mac is a great system, but I've also found that there are some programs that make it a lot easier to use:

Other Free Software

I find these these free software applications useful:

  • MacPorts, for managing open source software.
  • Adium, an instant messaging program.
  • Skim-App, open source tool for reading and annotating PDF files.
  • BibDesk, which many people use to maintain a BibTeX database.
  • Sage, Open source Math Software. "Mission: Creating a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab."

Commercial Software

These commercial applications should be installed:

  • Microsoft Office 2008 (Institutional install)
  • Apple iWork 09 (for Keynote)
  • Apple iLife '09 (for iPhoto with face recognition)
  • Cisco VPN Client

Other Installations

You may find these interesting

See Also

Other places to look for cool Mac stuff: