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Archive for August, 2005
Now lots of people are compiling the open source application for Mac PPC platform into an universal binary.
To make it easier to find these testing binaries, I made a list here:
Take a look at some online forums for more information:
Updated on 09-01-2005
Update 3 (10/9/2006): This list is getting rather old, but I guess I will just keep it as a proof for the history. For new Intel-native application lists, take a look at the latest universal builds on osx86project Wiki page.Update 2 (04/20/2006): As the new intel Macs become available, everyone is hopping on the “Universal” switch. What a successful switch to Intel, Apple!
Update 1 (11/17/2005): these universal build won’t work on the new 10.4.3 intel developer Tiger system.
Here is a list of universal binaries for both PowerPC and Intelx86 platforms.
Most of them are NOT official release yet, so, be prepared for bugs.
Internet Browsing / Emails / Remote Control/FTP etc:
- Thunderbird 1.0 (E-mail client)
Instant Messager/IRC Clients:
- DragThing (dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop)
Modified Date: 04-20-2006
Somewhat as expected, Google introduced their version of IM messager, called Google Talk. So, for now, we have three major websites competing with very similar line of services: Search Engines, Map Service, Instant Messager, Email, and Blog. Tight competition will defintely urge the companies to provide better services. This is really good news for end-users.