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Open Source on Apple Mac OS X

The MacPorts Project is an open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software on the Apple Mac OS X operating system.

To that end we provide the command-line driven MacPorts software package under a BSD License, and through it easy access to thousands of ports that  greatly simplify the task of compiling and installing open-source software on your Mac.
We provide a single software tree that attempts to track the latest release of every software title (port) we distribute, without splitting them into “stable” Vs. “unstable” branches, targetting mainly the current Mac OS X release (10.5, A.K.A Leopard) and the immediately previous one (10.4, A.K.A. Tiger).
There are currently 5602 ports in our tree, distributed among 90 different categories.

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Apple MacBook VMware Fusion VM GNU/Linux $lsusb output

Apple MacBook VMware Fusion VM GNU/Linux $lsusb output:

  • ID 05ac:1000 Apple, Inc. Bluetooth HCI MacBookPro (HID mode)
  • ID 05ac:8242 Apple, Inc.
  • ID 05ac:8501 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight [Micron]
  • ID 05ac:9223 Apple, Inc.

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Unified Modelling Language

How fast is your 3G/ADSL/Cable broadband connection ?

You can test your ADSL/Cable/3G broadband speed at :

The results from my Virgin Media cable connection were (2000Kb down 250Kb up) and
here are the results from my 3G mobile connection (250Kb down 50Kb up) :

And if you want to switch ISPs there is a list of tel nos where you can get your MAC code from @:

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Twitterrific is a fun little application that lets you both read and publish posts or "tweets" to the Twitter community website. The application's user interface is clean, concise and designed to take up a minimum of real estate on your Mac's desktop.

To get started, visit the Twitter home page to sign up for an account for use with Twitterrific. Twitter accounts are free, take only minutes to set up and are a great way to stay connected with people around the globe.

Requires: Mac OS X 10.4 or later & a Twitter account

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