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:
- MacPorts, a nice port management system for Open Source ports on the Mac.
- EMACS on MacOS: Aquamacs Emacs 21 for MacOS Emacs.app
- iterm (better Terminal)
- Enhanced Carbon Emacs (ECE) plugin
- LinkBack Framework; you want the Keynote plug-in
- SuperDuper!, an easy-to-use backup system for the Mac which makes bootable drives.
Other places to look for cool Mac stuff: