Linked by snydeq on Wed 14th Oct 2009 14:28 UTC
Apple InfoWorld surveys the FOSS-on-Mac OS X landscape, detailing the most essential free open source applications for the Mac, all precompiled and ready to run. 'In many cases, you're not just getting an open source tool; you're getting a range of options to add to that tool as many of them have yet another layer of openness hidden inside. Several of the applications have their own built-in environment for extending the software. Some accept plug-ins, some have pop-up windows for writing short extensions, and some have both -- so you have even more options for customization.' From AppleJack to GIMP to jEdit, each of these top 10 open source apps and utilities for the Mac prove that the best free open source software isn't just for Windows users.
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spare us the click-whoring slide-show please
by hrmerc on Wed 14th Oct 2009 16:57 UTC
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Spare us the click-whoring slide-show please.

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Yep, it came to my attention recently that these Infoworld "articles" are general of bad quality and just a waste of time (and clicking)..

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by jgagnon on Wed 14th Oct 2009 18:22 UTC
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No Linux on the list? :p

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Weak list.
by Necroplasm on Wed 14th Oct 2009 19:02 UTC
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This is pretty weak. I was expecting applications in the like of Vienna, which is an RSS feedreader not depending on Java. What about QuickSilver, Perian, Burn, Vidalia, Bean and Smultron?

Firefox, Thunderbird and OpenOffice.Org? Please. OSNews deserves better.

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Donationware doesn't count, I guess
by bousozoku on Wed 14th Oct 2009 21:29 UTC
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NeoOffice and Cyberduck come to mind immediately.

They don't punish you for not donating and, in the case of NeoOffice, it's better than the OpenOffice that's available for the platform.

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by DOSguy on Wed 14th Oct 2009 21:57 UTC
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Do we really need yet another list that only lists the obvious software everybody knows about already?
I would prefer a list about the lesser known projects like 'Mplayer OSX EXTENDED'.

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RE: Again?
by Soulbender on Thu 15th Oct 2009 05:23 UTC in reply to "Again?"
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The more important question is: do we really need an article from InfoWorld? Ever?

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Open Source Software Directory
by holivega on Wed 14th Oct 2009 22:44 UTC
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You can find a lot of open source software for MAC OS X on this website:

Open Source Software Directory

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RE: Open Source Software Directory
by Tuishimi on Fri 16th Oct 2009 21:31 UTC in reply to "Open Source Software Directory"
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2005-07-06 references a ton of freeware/open source stuff too.

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