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Mac OS X

by Pierre-Yves Landuré last modified Jul 11, 2012 04:58

Free software selection for Mac OS X.

Installing Mac OS X

Here are some informations needed to install Mac OS X:

  • To be able to boot from CD-ROM, press the "Alt" key at start-up.
  • Having no recommended size for the Mac OS X system partition, i've chosen to use 100 GB: it is what it take to have a big enough temporary folder, and to install Adobe tools.

Informations complémentaires

Keybord shortcuts

  • fn + F9 : Exposé feature, display all opened windows.
  • Pomme + E : Umount selected drive.
  • Pomme + Backspace : Delete selected files
  • Pomme + Shift + Backspace : Empty the trash.
  • Pomme + ↑ : In the Finder, go to parent folder.

Software selection

Adium

http://adium.im/

Instant messaging client that supports multiple protocols (MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo IM, AIM, etc...).

Mozilla Firefox

https://www.mozilla.com/fr/firefox/

Excellent Web browser that can be enhanced by extensions.

Mozilla Thunderbird

https://www.mozilla.org/fr/thunderbird/

Excellent E-Mail client that can be enhanced by extensions.

LibreOffice

http://fr.libreoffice.org/

Free and open-source alternative to Microsoft Office, composed of Writer (equivalent to Word), Calc (equivalent to Excel), Impress (equivalent to PowerPoint). This suite can read and edit files created with Microsoft Office. It has a PDF export feature.

Cyberduck

http://cyberduck.ch/

FTP, SFTP, WebDav, etc... client.

Burn

http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/

CD and DVD burning tool.

7zX

http://sixtyfive.xmghosting.com/products/7zx/

7z archiving tool, able to extract from many other formats. Work by drag and drop.

Jumpcut

http://jumpcut.sourceforge.net/

Add a history feature to clipboard. Store copied items for later use.

Alarms

http://www.alarmsapp.com/Alarms/

Setup alarms easily.

RestoreMeNot

http://www.restoremenot.info/

Choose the windows restored at Mac OS X Lion start-up.

Skitch

http://skitch.com/

Annotate photographs and screenshots.

VLC

http://www.videolan.org/

Great media player supporting most audio and video formats.

Perian

http://www.perian.org/

Watch DivX and XviD files with Quicktime.

Flip4Mac WMV

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=9442

Watch WMV files with Quicktime.

Quicksilver

http://quicksilver.softonic.fr/mac

Start an application by typing the first letters of its name. Once installed, it is available via the keyboard shortcut Command + Space.

Growl Fork

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/41038/growl-fork

Displays notifications for many applications.

OnyX

http://www.titanium.free.fr/viewforum.php?f=14&sid=186dbee276eba22841d62d091701f48b

Checks the status of the hard drive and file system structure, performs major system maintenance, displays the hidden options of Finder, Dock, Safari, Dashboard, Exposé, Disk Utility ... empty the cache, delete unnecessary files and folders, etc ...

Magican

http://www.magicansoft.com/product.html

Clean the hard drive, check the operating temperatures, obtains information on the hardware.

Name Mangler

http://manytricks.com/namemangler/

Mass-rename files.

LynoType FontExplorer X

http://www.fontexplorerx.com/

Manage and preview available fonts.

ComicBookLover

http://www.bitcartel.com/comicbooklover/

Display digital comic books (cbr files).

FontForge

http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/

Free software font editor.

SSH Tunnel Manager

http://projects.tynsoe.org/fr/stm/

Easily create SSH tunnels.

Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1433

CD image for recovery of Mac OS X Lion without the need for an Internet connection.

Boxer

http://boxerapp.com/

DOS game emulator.

Homebrew

http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/

Alternative package manager for open source software (wget, gcc, etc ...).

XCode

http://developer.apple.com/technologies/tools/whats-new.html

Apple software development environment.