October 23rd, 2012, 08:00 AM
I ran into the same problem. My solutions was to use a Momentum XT (SSD/HDD hybrid) as my system storage. Then I expanded with another full-size HDD by using a hard drive caddy in place of my optical drive. The only downfall is that the second drive is limited to the speed of your optical drive bus (typically Sata I). Of course, this only works if you don't use your optical drive. Also, you'll want to limit how often you access the second drive when working from battery power. Drive spin-up is one of the biggest killers in power efficiency so Windows users will want to disable shadowing on the second drive. For you crazy Apple folks, they also make them for Macbooks.
Originally Posted by esposj-ninja
February 21st, 2013, 02:00 PM
Here are my favorite programs in Mac:
Terminal - yeah, its a system utility, but you can use vim when in terminal, which color codes your text (variables, methods, objects etc) and is a great (but technical) text editor which is highly programmable.
Gimp - This is a free alternative to Photoshop. Maybe not as good, but free.
Inkscape - Free vector art prgram
MAMP - Allows you to set up a development environment on your localhost
VirtualBox - Want to emulate Linux/Windows with a free utility? This one is perfect.
KeePassX - a great tool for storing many complex passwords in a secure and password encrypted location.
February 21st, 2013, 02:49 PM
All but KeePassX are also available in Windows.
Originally Posted by ryansa
February 21st, 2013, 03:04 PM
Actually, KeepassX is a port of the Windows program KeePass.
So all of these are open source programs with Windows and Mac support.
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September 20th, 2013, 05:48 PM
Is there any way to convert exe download to dmg so I can install them
September 20th, 2013, 08:17 PM
No. An installer contains operating system specific resource references.
Originally Posted by NureAlam
However, there are Windows emulators for Mac that can allow you to run some Windows programs on Mac OS.