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GIMP now (finally) available as a native Mac app

This is something that's been a long time coming, and it's finally here. GIMP is an excellent Photoshop-esque open source photo editor. While it's been available on Mac for a long time, it has required the X11 Window environment, which itself needs a separate (and somewhat messy) installation. ...

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Macs abound at NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity mission control

For those of us who stayed up late last night to watch the streaming coverage of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars, it was a treat to see the huge numbers of MacBooks, iPads, and even iPhones that were in the control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The im...

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Run IE on your Intel Mac, if you absolutely have to

If you're a Mac-based web developer, a sysadmin at SomeBigCo, or an Outlook Web Access user, you might find yourself needing to use MS Internet Explorer from time to time. No, not IE for Mac OS X, frozen in amber within Applications folders around the globe; I mean IE for Windows, the hairy scary Ac...

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Apple updates X11 for second time in two weeks

Hot on the heels of X11 1.1.2 comes X11 1.1.3. From the Read Me: This update addresses several issues in the X11 for Mac OS X package, enabling it to better handle: - GLX stereo visuals - offscreen rendering to GLX Pbuffers and Pixmaps To tell X11 to take advantage of stereo visuals, enter: $ def...

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Apple updates X11

Apple released X11 1.1.2 (Update 2006) yesterday. The 50MB update addresses several issues in the X11 X Window system, enabling it to better handle GLX stereo visuals and offscreen rendering to GLX Pbuffers and Pixmaps. To tell X11 to take advantage of stereo visuals, you'll need to fire up the Term...

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Give thanks and praise: native OpenOffice arriving next month

No, you aren't hallucinating: Macworld UK is reporting that a truly native version of OpenOffice (not the java-powered NeoOffice port) will be shipping next month. OpenOffice's journey to running on Mac OS X in a native format has been a rollercoaster ride over the years, with a post on their site i...

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X11 on Intel Macs

Despite my initial inability to find a proper X11 installer the other day, it is included on the disk with my new iMac (although nowhere that I could find on Apple's website, which I think is a mistake on Apple's part). So, I installed X11 and OOo and the Gimp. The X11 launcher app is installed in y...

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OS X-native GIMP coming

StyleMac has discovered that GIMP is making its way to OS X native goodness, as Mikael Hallendal, involved with the project, posted on his blog. For those not familiar with GIMP: it's basically an open source version of Photoshop. No, it isn't an exact, feature-for-feature alternative, but it's one ...

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