Mon Mac à  moi

My new MacBook arrived last Monday. And I’ve started installing software and exploring. Slowly. A new laptop is like getting a new exercise book at school. An empty book equals an empty hard disk. And a new operating system is a new learning experience.

Software installed so far:

  • Firefox and Thunderbird
  • The latest version of Safari
  • Quicksilver – looks like a really powerful tool. There’s a whole series of articles at Lifehacker.
  • Cyberduck
  • Parallels and MS Office 2000 for Windows
  • Skype
  • Canon digicam software – ImageBrowser, EOS Utility, CameraWindow
  • Flickr Uploadr – I’m missing some kind of integration into a file viewer and the possibility to rotate imgs before uploading them. Any tips regarding a photo viewer with integrated Flickr upload functionality? Would be cool if I could use Flickr upload functions in an image browser. What are you using?

And here’s the list that I’ll still need to add:

  • Subversion and CVS tools
  • GraphicConverter (by Lemke Software)
  • MAMP or XAMP for Mac (see also this thread at
  • Tomcat
  • GIMP
  • TextWrangler
  • TextMate (maybe)
  • NeoOffice (maybe)

I found some useful articles at Tao of Mac, which I’d like to share:

BTW, I’m planning to set up an Ubuntu laptop soon… on a separate machine.

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Categorized as mac, tech

By nchenga

Nchenga-nchenga is my nickname. is my online playground, scrap book, and on-going collection of bookmarks and interesting quotes. Chiperoni is a Malawian term for cold, grey, rainy weather. I am a bridge blogger somewhere between Basel and Blantyre. The opinions and comments expressed here are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in anyway. So far, this blog is free of advertising or paid articles or similar.

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