OS X equivalent of this Windows software?

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  1. Pablo macrumors regular

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    Most of the apps I need (Photoshop, Quicken, Turbotax, Office, etc) are available for OS X, and many that aren't (Musicmatch, IrFanView, etc) have equivalents (itunes, i -etc), but there are a few that I use that I have been unable to locate a replacement for.

    DriveCrypt

    CyberScrub

    P2P (WinMX, Kazaa, etc)


    Any recommendations on replacements for these?
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Have you tried searching www.versiontracker.com to see if you can find equivalents for the programs you're looking for?
     
  3. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    There's iShare for WinMX... it's just not in English, and iSwipe for Kazaa (as well as all the other networks). THe best one for Gnutella is Limewire though.

    As for DriveCrypt, Apple had(has?) an encryption tool, not 1344 bit, but 128 bit certainly.

    Can't tell you anything about CyberScrub. Your link just points back to DriveCrypt.
     
  4. Pablo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oops...fixed the link. It's basically a DOD-level erasing program.

    Version tracker looks a little daunting. I'll have to sit down with that this weekend and go through that.

    Thanks for the links...I'll check them out.
     
  5. Pablo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Another question....

    Does Quicktime handle Windows Media files? I assume that Quicktime is the built-in media player for OS X...does it handle most media types (obviously .mov, but also .mpg, .avi, .wav, ,mp3, .wma/.wmv, etc?)

    If not, is there a plugin for Quicktime, or is there another media player that you recommend?
     
  6. Jimong5 macrumors 6502

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    Quicktime doesnt handle .Wmv's If you want to use them, Microsoft makes WMP for mac.
     
  7. Dr. Distortion macrumors regular

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    As an additional media player to Quicktime I reccomend using VideoLan client: http://www.videolan.org/
    Alternatively you can install windows media player for the proprietary microsoft video formats lile .wmv, .wma etc.

    As far as a secure erasing app is concerned, I used to use Norton Wipe Info in os9, don't know if Norton for osX has Wipe Info too...

    Data encryption: I think FWB's HardDisk Toolkit did support setting up encrypted drives in os9, but again, I don't know if it will work in osX too.

    -Dr. D.
     
  8. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    I'm not aware of any disk encryption tools that go beyond the 128-bit AES built into Disk Copy. An alternative to stronger encryption would be to stop downloading child porn.
     
  9. Pablo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the additional recommendations. I appreciate all the help.

    Quicken, TurboTax, personal e-mails and other documents related to my business.

    It is a laptop after all, and it's often not at home. Thanks, though.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Pablo thread starter macrumors regular

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    One more I forgot about:

    Is there an alternative to Microsoft Streets & Trips (or another mapping program mainly for the continental US)?
     
  11. gerror macrumors 6502

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    Best equivalent for Kazaa is Kazaa under Virtual Pc. Works fine. Starts up a little bit slow but it works as good as on a pc
     
  12. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't find any equivalant, but you might try looking at www.versiontracker.com or www.macupdate.com for some software. If not, Sherlock for OS X has built in maps ( requires internet connection).
     
  13. Pablo thread starter macrumors regular

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  14. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    The website says it will not work in OS X, and since you were looking for an OS X equivalant of Windows software...:rolleyes:
     
  15. Pablo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmmm....so apparently there are no decent map programs for OS X. Looks like that's the only program I use that I haven't been able to find a replacement for.

    Thanks again.
     
  16. kenkooler macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure there are. Try looking in the MacOS X section of VersionTracker
     

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