my mac essentials

whenever i see somebody’s list of essential mac applications, i am always a little surprised at how little overlap it has for me. now that i’ve mostly switched over the new macbook pro, here’s the list of applications that i have installed:

of the bundled software, i regularly use address book, ical, iphoto, itunes, mail (for my sun/mysql email), preview, safari, and terminal. and i use time machine, but i hope i don’t have to regularly use it.

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How do you like virtualbox compared to parallels?

Also check out Colloquy for IRC. It's free and really slick.

» Dave Bullock (link) » july 16, 2008 12:28pm

virtualbox seems to get the job done, but i don’t really use it often enough to pass much judgement.

i have used colloquy before. i think i switched because of bugs that kept bothering me, and it was rather slow to start up when i had a large backlog of messages being dumped on me by dircproxy.

» jim winstead (link) » july 19, 2008 3:26pm

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