I was writing a long post for the
but then my internet connection went down.
Luckily, I have things set up to access tnir’s sites locally. :-)
This is a list of open source apps for the Mac that I use and recommend.
Lets you connect to AIM (iChat), ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and Jabber all at once
Terminal on steroids.
Remotely access and control other computers running Mac OS (9 or X), Linux, Windows, BeOS, OS/2 .. just about everything.
My preferred Mac VNC server is OSXvnc
My preferred Mac VNC client is VNCDimension, even though you have to use IP addresses and *not* host names. :-/
The ultimate download client these days
Web browsing done right
Email done right
What I use to listen to the MacCast!
Excellent IRC client
Records mp3 streams to disk as mp3’s. The author has since taken it commercial, but the original open-source version works fine for me.
Mac-only web browser that has many very interesting features.
Plays movie files on which QuickTime chokes. Mayt disappear soon because of patent issues, though.
Audio editor and recorder
Astronomy software a la Starry night
Very powerful image editing
Professional level word processing application.
All the power of MS Office for free.