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amni
28th April 2005, 01:47 PM
I am looking at receiving my mini tomorrow, and am trying to get similar free programs for the mac

FTP - I have been told Fetch is good
HTML editor (web page maker) I am using mozilla on XP so not sure if mozilla can create web pages on mac???

anything else worth having?

the_cripple
28th April 2005, 01:52 PM
VLC is my most used app. Its one of the best video players for mac and its free :) I downloaded it from macupdate.com if thats any help.

iSlayer
28th April 2005, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by amni@Apr 28 2005, 02:47 PM
HTML editor (web page maker) I am using mozilla on XP so not sure if mozilla can create web pages on mac???
worth having?
SubEtha Edit.
its free for personal use

Insanely
28th April 2005, 02:36 PM
There is also Nvu for webdevelopement. It is also cross platform and based on firefox's rendering engine.
www.nvu.com (http://www.nvu.com)

Cyberduck is my favourite ftp client:
http://cyberduck.ch/

mplayer also makes a good player
http://mplayerosx.sourceforge.net/

Exocet
28th April 2005, 02:39 PM
FTP? OneButton FTP (http://www.onebutton.org/) is where it's at.

amni
28th April 2005, 02:54 PM
i may sound dumb but i dont use source coding to make web pages.....so is there a free non source web creater?

Squozen
28th April 2005, 03:00 PM
Mozilla will do it, but seriously (and I really mean this), you're better off getting a book, sitting down over a weekend and learning the basics of HTML. You'll have much more control over your page and then be ready to move onto other aspects of web design (such as CSS, JavaScript, Perl/PHP, etc).

downsys
28th April 2005, 03:05 PM
whoa...there are many...but just to list a few (most, if not all can be downloaded from macupdate):
Adium for MSN Messenger.
Backlight 2 for using screensavers as desktop background.
Baywatch for adding ebay auctions to iCal easily.
BitTorrent...umm...to share files...
Check Off for easy To Do lists.
FetchArt to get Album covers for iTunes.
Firefox for when Safari fails (this happend briefly during the 10.3.9 update crisis)
Frozen Bubble for wasting time...darn addictive game.
GLTron also for wasting time...easy and fun game.
HandBrake to convert DVDs to Mpegs in one easy step, used to watch them on my palm.
iController to easily control iTunes from the menu bar.
iWannasleep to set a timer for the mac to sleep.
MacTheRipper to burn DVDs onto your mac.
MenuCalendarClock iCal for displaying the calendar on the menu bar.
MozoDojo for creating a Mozaic from tiny pictures, to a bigger one (see attached picture below). A must have! lotsa fun.
Onyx for system maintenance.
PCSx to play PlayStation games on the Mac.
Quicksilver - a definite must must must have. can't live without it. period.
Skype for cheap telephony.
LimeWire for you know what.
btw, if u don't have Toast, you might wanna use DiscBlaze.

now these are the ones i use often, the others that don't get used much aren't mentioned. so check them out.

osxuser
28th April 2005, 03:29 PM
yeah Handbrake is an awesome program
I prefer byte controller to control iTunes from the menu bar
Camino is better than firefox I think, cause its made for mac os
theme changer - to change boring aqua theme
ATIccelerator - to overclock GPU, no effect on mini however :(
Xfactor for the same purpose as bittorrent
openOffice - alternative to M$ office
Audion - for playing music, it has a very stupid interface and the whole program is lame but it looks very cool with skins, so if you wanna show off
LedSpectrumAnalyzer visualization for iTunes - looks cool too
Nice player is a good small player (borderless too)
Fire - chatting

marc
28th April 2005, 03:36 PM
FTP Transmit (http://www.panic.com/transmit/) isn't free, but it's GREAT!
HTTP I really like HyperEdit (http://www.tumultco.com/HyperEdit/), but I haven't tried many editors.

amni
28th April 2005, 03:39 PM
wow thanks for taking the time...i am so excited about getting my first mac,,,not here yet, but i have gathered a dvd sizes folder of mac progies i want to use, i have read 2 mac newbie books, and i have been eating only apples for breakfast!!!

I still have to buy a keyboard and 2 button mouse...not sure what to get yet, so any ideas???

I am big kev!

marc
28th April 2005, 03:39 PM
AdiumX (http://www.adiumx.com/) for all IM services.

marc
28th April 2005, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by amni@Apr 28 2005, 03:39 PM
I still have to buy a keyboard and 2 button mouse...not sure what to get yet, so any ideas???
At the risk of sounding like a total zealot, I'd recommend an Apple keyboard and some other mouse if you need 2 buttons (Apple mouse if you don't!).

I have a few PC friends who use Apple keyboards for their PCs... they just feel really nice to use. I guess they should be, they're more expensive than most PC keyboards.

downsys
28th April 2005, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by amni@Apr 28 2005, 03:39 PM
wow thanks for taking the time...i am so excited about getting my first mac,,,not here yet, but i have gathered a dvd sizes folder of mac progies i want to use, i have read 2 mac newbie books, and i have been eating only apples for breakfast!!!

I still have to buy a keyboard and 2 button mouse...not sure what to get yet, so any ideas???

I am big kev!
i previously used the Apple bluetooth keyboard and The Mouse BT combination for my iBook but have now sold it off due to the need for cash at the time. the keyboard was nothing short of excellent, but the mouse left a lot to be desired. last night i just bought a logitech cordless access duo on ebay which is fully mac os x compatible and configurable (for those extra multimedia keys, it even has the :cmd: btw) for $39 (incl. postage). maybe u should consider that one as well. drivers for os x is available for download. i'll let u know how it goes once it arrives in the post. have fun with the mini when it comes.

osxuser
28th April 2005, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by amni@Apr 28 2005, 03:39 PM
I still have to buy a keyboard and 2 button mouse...not sure what to get yet, so any ideas???
I'd recommend apple keyboard too, I've heard the Microsoft mice are good but I hate M$. I'd go for logitech but don't get Genius because they are crap - made in china and some are incompatible with OSX. Logitech MX1000 mouse is cool

cbennie
28th April 2005, 04:00 PM
I just sussed out that PCSx emulator.....very cool. Not that I'd ever use them........but has anyone placed any img files for games anywhere on the net...?

soulman
28th April 2005, 04:15 PM
Agree with Squozen on html - a good text editor will allow you to produce much better html than a visual editor. Taco HTML Edit is free & has syntax colouring and various other helpful tools. If you need to do complex sites then I don't think you'll find a free visual editor worth using and text editors are easy enough (and more fun) for simple stuff. I use BBEdit myself, which is excellent.

I know it's not free but I use Fetch for FTP. I wouldn't rave about it but it works fine. If you're comfortable with the command line you could use curl which is built in to OS X.

SilverKeeper is quite a reasonable backup tool. It's made by LaCie and ships with their external drives.

I use a BenQ 2 button mouse with wheel - actually a mini one. Find it good. Agree with others on the Apple keyboards - they are very nice to use.

Squozen
28th April 2005, 05:33 PM
Cyberduck is free and reasonable. http://cyberduck.ch/

Personally I use the terminal, but I'm weird that way. :)