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  • by schwern (1528) on 2004.12.01 5:45 (#36459) Homepage Journal
    Install X11, available here:

    Install XCode 1.5 and the November 2004 gcc updater from Use "Download Software" then "Developer Tools". This will require signing up for an ADC membership. Do not be fooled by the $20 XCode offer on the front page. Install at the very least all the SDKs. If you can afford the space install everything including the documentation which contains some important POD files (perldiag.pod, without which doesn't work and perlfunc.pod without which perlfunc doesn't work). Now you have gcc, make and all the header files.

    Get fink ( for a Debian style package manager or Darwin Ports ( for BSD style. From these you can install all the Unix programs you expect to have.

    Get MPlayer (, VLC and (alas) Windows Media Player. This covers your video playing bases. Additionally grab the DivX ( and 3vix ( Quicktime codecs. Between all that you can play pretty much everything.

    For video encoding, ffmpegX (

    If you're into BitTorrent get Azureus (


    X-Chat Aqua ( for IRC.

    Cyberduck. (ftp/ssh browser)

    DeLocalizer. (Throw out language files you don't need)

    MacStumbler. (To find wireless networks)

    MisFox. (To play with Internet settings without having to fire up Safari)


    Postfix Enabler. (Switches from sendmail to postfix)

    Rendezvous Browser.