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[Mac] OSX 10.10 Yosemite - You got your iOS in my OSX!

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Uee Citizen Record #2051 Über Star CitizenRegistered User regular
    If only someone made Ninite for MacOS

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  • minor incidentminor incident a crow, a scavenger type Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Handbrake - for ripping your DVDs

    And transcoding pretty much any video format. Great for making iPhone/iPad compatible video files.

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  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Handbrake - for [strike]ripping your DVDs[/strike]anything video-conversion related

    :wink:

    [ed] Curse you, incident!

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  • emp123emp123 Registered User regular
    If you take notes I really like Evernote since I can take notes on my laptop and then access them anywhere via Evernote's website or via my phone or whatever.

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  • FiskavFiskav Registered User regular
    emp123 wrote: »
    If you take notes I really like Evernote since I can take notes on my laptop and then access them anywhere via Evernote's website or via my phone or whatever.

    Agreed. I tend to use Evernote a lot, it's fast, effective, and has a very nice UI.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    lots of suggestions! I'll have to check them out tonight after work :)
    so far I've done a lot of essential stuff for my workflow
    IM - Adium
    Twitter - Echofon (seems the nicest so far)
    still using textedit so far since I don't code but we'll see
    web - Firefox is set up and synched with my other machines
    e-mail - I use thunderbird with lightning for work e-mail as well as personal gmail and calendaring, works great for me
    and lots of assorted other stuff, dropbox, alfred, bootchamp, office 2011, and I'm sure stuff I'm forgetting.

    We'll see what else I install tonight :)
    The Main thing is I finally figured out how to move the system menu bar and dock over to my secondary display when it's plugged in to the big 24inch monitor at my office, apple really hides the fact that you can drag that menu bar over onto the second screen from the displays menu!

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    floobie wrote: »
    - unrarx (opens .rar files)

    I recommend The Unarchiver instead - same deal, more formats, and it's fast. Faster than the native zip support.

  • FiskavFiskav Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    floobie wrote: »
    - unrarx (opens .rar files)

    I recommend The Unarchiver instead - same deal, more formats, and it's fast. Faster than the native zip support.

    It's on the Mac App Store, too. Another positive for me.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    oh nice, great recommendation, gonna grab that for sure

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    so on occasion I need to burn a DVD with a external burner that I have and one such occasion just came up. any recommended programs to burn cd images with?
    edit - durr i can just use disk utility

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    so whats the best IRC client out there these days?

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  • PMAversPMAvers You wouldn't have heard of it, anyway...Registered User regular
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    so whats the best IRC client out there these days?

    I've always been a fan of Colloquy, but their website seems to be down ATM for some reason.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited May 2012
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    so whats the best IRC client out there these days?

    I like Linkinus.

    Colloquy for my second choice since it's free.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    So, which package do you guys recommend for Latex in OS X? I looked at MacTeX, but 1.8 gigs just for Latex? Really?

  • Folken FanelFolken Fanel J.2C When's KoFRegistered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    So, which package do you guys recommend for Latex in OS X? I looked at MacTeX, but 1.8 gigs just for Latex? Really?

    I use TexShop.

  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    So, which package do you guys recommend for Latex in OS X? I looked at MacTeX, but 1.8 gigs just for Latex? Really?

    Next time I turn on my desktop I'll double check which one it is that I use.

  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited May 2012
    Oh, and I'm just looking for the latex binaries to use together with pandoc, not interested in fancy editors.

    edit: haha, did a "brew search tex".
    If you meant `tex' precisely:

    Installing TeX from source is weird and gross, requires a lot of patches,
    and only builds 32-bit (and thus can't use Homebrew deps on Snow Leopard.)

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    any recommendations on a good/free basic picture editor?

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited May 2012
    Good: Pixelmator. I think it beats Photoshop in certain areas. 30 dollars.

    Free: dunno.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    30 dollars, this is a work machine! :p
    it has a 30 day trial though so i guess that'll do in a pinch

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  • Mostly HarmlessMostly Harmless Registered User regular
    +1 for Pixelmator. Acorn is apparently also very good. Both cost money though.

    If you must have free, there's always the Mac port of the GIMP (via X11), or the simpler (and possibly now neglected) Seashore.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    jesus fuck Echo your avatar

  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Uee Citizen Record #2051 Über Star CitizenRegistered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    jesus fuck Echo your avatar

    I was gonna say that

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  • FiskavFiskav Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    so whats the best IRC client out there these days?

    I like Linkinus.

    Colloquy for my second choice since it's free.

    I tend to use Opera's built-in IRC client whenever I'm on Opera. When I'm not, Colloquy.

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  • DratatooDratatoo Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Does anybody know a good precompiled version of Wine? I would also spend $ on it, if it is on the app store.

    edit:
    Well it appears that wineskins does an exellent job.

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  • DritzDritz Registered User regular
    Why precompiled? Macports is pretty easy way to get Wine working.

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  • DratatooDratatoo Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Well. I thought that the default output of a compiled version from source is the X11 server, which might not have a good performance on OSX. But Wineskins works very well for me and has a good developed community which provides settings and wrappers for various games. (Still no music in Drakan :( )

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  • EshEsh Tending bar. Eating out. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    I need some new dock icons. Anyone want to point me in the right direction?

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  • DritzDritz Registered User regular
    Dratatoo wrote: »
    Well. I thought that the default output of a compiled version from source is the X11 server, which might not have a good performance on OSX. But Wineskins works very well for me and has a good developed community which provides settings and wrappers for various games. (Still no music in Drakan :( )

    Whatever works for you, X11 can be annoying so if you can get around it that is awesome. I actually never heard of wineskin, after looking it up it sounds awesome and free (which is a plus). Considering what it does it sounds like a good replacement for regular wine. Personally unless there is a very good reason I always try my best to get people not to pay for wine which seems silly to me. But that's not what this is.

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  • emp123emp123 Registered User regular
    Esh wrote: »
    I need some new dock icons. Anyone want to point me in the right direction?

    Does this count?

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  • EshEsh Tending bar. Eating out. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    So, these icons, are in PNG format. When I put them where they should be, they just show up as a generic PNG file when displayed.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    So I've got my 2003 eMac sitting in my closet with a dead HDD. That thing's not a whole lot of fun to open up and work on, so I won't until I have a reason to, which is why I'm here.

    Can you guys think of any purpose for a PowerPC Mac these days?

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    So I've got my 2003 eMac sitting in my closet with a dead HDD. That thing's not a whole lot of fun to open up and work on, so I won't until I have a reason to, which is why I'm here.

    Can you guys think of any purpose for a PowerPC Mac these days?
    File server. Firewall/Router/NAS Appliance if you add some extra hardware.

  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    Ugh, really wish I had stuck with Snow Leopard. Every time a point update releases I have network issues. Last time I had to downgrade the firmware on my airport express.

    I swear it feels like I'm on dial-up sometimes. I can barely get youtube videos to play at 360p without stuttering. How frustrating.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Ugh, really wish I had stuck with Snow Leopard. Every time a point update releases I have network issues. Last time I had to downgrade the firmware on my airport express.

    I swear it feels like I'm on dial-up sometimes. I can barely get youtube videos to play at 360p without stuttering. How frustrating.
    Seriously? That's so bizarre.

    I'm on Lion here, and I am routinely able to knock out a 150/50 Mbit speed test...

  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    syndalis wrote: »
    Ugh, really wish I had stuck with Snow Leopard. Every time a point update releases I have network issues. Last time I had to downgrade the firmware on my airport express.

    I swear it feels like I'm on dial-up sometimes. I can barely get youtube videos to play at 360p without stuttering. How frustrating.
    Seriously? That's so bizarre.

    I'm on Lion here, and I am routinely able to knock out a 150/50 Mbit speed test...

    When trying to download the Diablo 3 stater edition the download speed would start around 250kb/s and then slowly count down by .1 or .2 until it just bottomed out around 14kb/s

    Switching the Wi-Fi off and then back on again up in the menu bar would improve things for ten minutes or so but then it'd go back to how it was before.

    Reverting back to wi-fi drivers from 10.6 worked in the past, so I might have to do that again, assuming that the 10.7.4 update put the 10.7 drivers back in place.

    Here's the link for that post for posterity.

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  • smokmnkysmokmnky Registered User regular
    something that's been bugging me for a while. Is there anyway to tell Software Update to stop showing me updates? I'm so sick of seeing the HP Printer Driver and Digital Camera Raw something something updates. I don't have any need for either one of those two items but every time it pops and tries to get me to update.

  • QuantuxQuantux Registered User regular
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    30 dollars, this is a work machine! :p
    it has a 30 day trial though so i guess that'll do in a pinch

    If your needs are basic, I have been liking Seashore. It's based off the GIMP and does the simple tasks I need it to. I've been using iPhoto for RAW conversion, but Rawtherapee is available and its always been a solid performer for me on Linux. I've also really been impressed with HDRtist, it's been the one HDR tool that I can compare with CS5 and it's extremely easy to use.

    All are free, Seashore and HDRtist should be available in the app store.

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  • EshEsh Tending bar. Eating out. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    Esh wrote: »
    So, these icons, are in PNG format. When I put them where they should be, they just show up as a generic PNG file when displayed.

    Anyone have any idea why this is happening? Using Candybar doesn't work either.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
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    Neat thunderbolt dock.

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