So basically I had a bit of a revolution on the computer front and decided to trash all my cracked/hacked apps and replace them with more happy karma inducing open source software.
So here’s what I’m switching:
- Safari -> Firefox 3.5rc2
- Apple Mail -> Thunderbird 3b2 (fed up with Apple Mail’s lousy IMAP)
- Photoshop CS3 -> Gimp
- BBEdit -> Smultron
- Logic Pro 8/Garageband 09 -> Ardour 2
- Parallels -> VirtualBox
- Toast -> Burn
- Microsoft Office 08 -> OpenOffice
- Transmit -> Cyberduck
- MSN Messenger -> Adium
- Quicktime Pro -> Miro // VLC
- Spotlight -> Quicksilver
So I haven’t managed to find any free open-source apps to replace Reason and Reaktor but I’m trying to move away from my old sound they they’re going in the bin anyhow :)
I think for now I won’t replace any iLife apps including iTunes with Songbird because I’ve techincally paid for those apps and they work great.
Also Tweetie stays where it is until a sexier open source twitter app comes along.
I should also mention that after trashing the commercial apps and replacing with open source apps I’ve now an extra 15GB free ^_^
I’ll post again in about a week or two and see what I’ve caved on.