Best Things to Install From Fink

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dxp4acu, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. dxp4acu macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2002
    I am a novice Unix user, and the Fink list (on Fink Commander) can be intimidating.

    Any recommendations on what all to install??
  2. Chealion macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2003
    Calgary, Alberta
    wtf - Great utility for understanding popular webacronyms. Then you just have to go to your Terminal, type wtf lmao and it gives you an answer.

    I also really like wget, which is like curl which is included with OS X. Read the package descriptions and if you want more info. Ask.
  3. kaosfere macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2003
  4. lsuperguy macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2003
    Ethereal - Great packet sniffer. If you are into those kind of activities...if not then go with that wtf thing.
  5. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    gimp... assuming you can't afford photoshop

    gimp is a very powerful free image editing application. It's not quite as powerful as Photoshop, but the fact that people argue that statement should tell you that it can do a LOT.

    It certainly can do everything that the majority of people use Photoshop for.

    If you try it, remembering one thing will help you learn the program (since it has its own unique interface): most every function can be accessed by right-clicking on the image you're editing. It's very un-Photoshop-like in that regard. :)

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