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Top Open Source Apps For OS X

Jun 11, 2009, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

I think that most OS X users either think of using Safari or Firefox on their platform of choice. Or they're considering the use of Google Chrome, once it is released in a stable version. But did you know that there is yet another option for browsing the web that uses open source technology? Enter Camino, a browser built on Mozilla technology but in many cases, better designed for the kind of feel a Mac user is looking for. Camino is generally best known for its UI, more than being seen as significantly different than Firefox. That said, there are subtle differences that are best experienced through use rather than written explanation. In the end, it's one fantastic OS X-powered web browser.

I have been a Miro user for many years. Since the days when it was known simply as the Democracy Player, Miro has been providing a seriously superior way to enjoy video media and video delivered from multiple sources by subscription with tremendous ease. Today's Miro application brings the best visual experience to the OS X user while even making it possible to subscribe to your favorite video content. From bittorrent to direct downloads, Miro is able to make subscribing and watching a repetitively simple process. Create playlists, share your favorite video podcasts with others; in the end, Miro is generally unmatched in any of these areas. Best of all, it is totally open source."

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