Interesting OS X Apps

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To play with over the weekend....

3DOSX - 3DOSX is a file system browser that utilizes three dimensions to view directory hierarchies. It supports a full range of file system actions, such as copying, labeling, creating new folders, and ejecting disks.

Goliath - WebDAV Client which lets you connect to Apple iDisks much quicker than via Finder.

mlDonkey - unofficial eDonkey client for Mac OS X. Works more reliably than the official client... and with a web interface.
 

Kid Red

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The monkey app requires X server (whatever the hell that is) to be installed, maybe update the link to inform people like me that it's a waste of time to download and atempt to run as I don't have X server installed.
 

mgescuro

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It's a Ripoff

The 3DOSX is very nice indeed; however, it is a ripoff of previous attempts.

If anyone remembers a few years back, Intel and Excite.com were pioneering a high bandwidth site called ExciteExtreme. If offered a similar style of navigation to the World Wide Web.

But, seeing as @Home Networks killed Excite.com, and Excite is all but a shell of its former self... that's OK...

But the 3D navigation thing is still a rip.
 

Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
That 3DOSX is freakin' awesome! :eek:

But usefullness? Hm.... I dunno.

atodd, I mounted the disk image with no problem. Try again!
 

AmbitiousLemon

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i got the 3d image to mount but the app unexpectedly quits on launch every time, no big i suppose i couldnt see how useful it would be but i thought it would be fun to check out.
 

Durandal7

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3dosx

This is a great program. Hopefully theyll update it and add some functionality,
 

Rower_CPU

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3DOSX sloooooooooow...

Anyone else tried it on a PBG4 400?

It runs unusably (is that a word?) slow on my TiBook w/ 640 MB RAM...hmmm

Goliath runs well, and is MUCH faster than iDisk through the Finder.
 

DannyZR2

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Wow, that 3dosx runs DOG SLOW on my Pismo 5oo. why? OPEN GL??? I thought my pismo was open gl capable.. what's the deal?

and when i dl the binaries for that mldonkey.. it won't tar in the cli terminal.. maybe i can get it to run under gnome/enlightenment.
 

AmbitiousLemon

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its your graphics card. they say on the website that it will run slow on a ati 128 rage card that is in the old powerbooks.

ive been reading all the documentation trying to figure out why it wont launch on my computer and noticed that little bit about the card.
 

Rower_CPU

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Originally posted by AmbitiousLemon
its your graphics card. they say on the website that it will run slow on a ati 128 rage card that is in the old powerbooks.

ive been reading all the documentation trying to figure out why it wont launch on my computer and noticed that little bit about the card.
Are you referring to my Rev A TiBook or the guy with the Pismo...or both of us since we have the same card?

That thing must be heavily hardware dependent if a faster CPU still can't handle it.
 

bradbomb

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Actually it was only since the Pismo which came out early 2000, before that, the lombard had a rage lt+ or something to that end. And I referring to laptops only, I know they were used for a longer time in desktops, but it was mentioned cause of laptops which why its 2000.
 

AmbitiousLemon

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Originally posted by bradbomb
Actually it was only since the Pismo which came out early 2000, before that, the lombard had a rage lt+ or something to that end. And I referring to laptops only, I know they were used for a longer time in desktops, but it was mentioned cause of laptops which why its 2000.
actually thats not true. i know for certain that the lombard from 1999 had the same card (as that is the computer i am on now. and i was pretty sure the wallstreet model (1998) also had the same card (another computer of mine.)
 

Beej

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Dude! That 3DOSX thing is freakin' awesome! It chugs on my 933 when fog is tuned on though.

Oh, what the...

It's running in the background as I type, and it's still obeying my key strokes! It's going like a frog in a sock! Ha ha ha! Too funny...

Anyone managed to get 'outside' the pool? It doesn't handle it very well.
 

blakespot

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Re: 3DOSX sloooooooooow...

Originally posted by Rower_CPU
Anyone else tried it on a PBG4 400?

It runs unusably (is that a word?) slow on my TiBook w/ 640 MB RAM...hmmm

Goliath runs well, and is MUCH faster than iDisk through the Finder.
Pretty fast on my DP G4 800.


blakespot
 

Xapplimatic

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3DOSX=3DOGX

3DOSX is ok on late iMacs and iBooks, to a point.. only for amusement. It's cute, like about every hollywood "computer" representation I've seen (like the one of 'Unix' in Jurassic Park), but it has no true functionality of Finder.. just a few observations:

1. No way to move files between windows.
2. Info window useless, no way to change file application associations.
3. Becomes incrementally slower with each new level opened.
4. No way to have parallel platforms -- single level only up or down. The analogy would be a Finder which only let you open drawers or retreat to their parent level, but couldn't have multiple drives or multiple drawers opened from the same window.. this makes it essentially useless.
5. Limitation on heigth of system. Since it's essentially vertical, at around 10 levels 'high' into a directory structure, it passes out of the ceiling of the 'pool?' and the graphics becomes all screwed up and you lose the graphic thingy needed to return down to the previous level.
6. Draws many jpg thumbnail icons screwed up.
7. Color of platforms seems to be arbitrary. Should go off Finder preferences... even texturemapping finder window backdrops to the disk as an option.
8. No themes.. why a swimming pool? Some people would like something with fewer perceived dimensional limitations.. since it's 3d, why not the black of space with stars and planets? lol..

It's just a cute toy to wow your Windows geek friends.. not really a serious attempt at a Finder replacement.
 

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Xapplimatic: that was my impression at first. just a neat little toy. but after reading the bulletin board on their website i changed my mind. people are using this to replace their finder. and all of the things you mentioned have been mentioned before and are being worked on for the next release (april something). i encourage you to go to the website and read all the comments, there arent many so you can actually read everything. people are really making a lot of good comments and it sounds like the creators are very responsive.
 

arn

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Re: itools?

Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
sorry for the dumb question, but what URL would i put in to connect to my idisk via goliath? thanks

hey.... naw... I had the same confusion

hit Cancel on that dialog... and choose Connect to iDisk from the File menu

arn
 

crassusad44

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Originally posted by AmbitiousLemon
Xapplimatic: that was my impression at first. just a neat little toy. but after reading the bulletin board on their website i changed my mind. people are using this to replace their finder. and all of the things you mentioned have been mentioned before and are being worked on for the next release (april something). i encourage you to go to the website and read all the comments, there arent many so you can actually read everything. people are really making a lot of good comments and it sounds like the creators are very responsive.
I want to see that next release before I say anything. As of now this app is nice, but totally useless. It's not near Finder functionallity... Nice try though.
 

elfin buddy

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3dosx

i havent used it yet (im 500 km away from my mac), but the reason it wouldn't be really usable is because it is trying to make a 2-dimensional screen appear to be 3-dimensional. it just doesn't work. if we had some sort of 3-dimensional monitor hooked up to the computer (think hologram [or is it holograph?]), it would totally kick ass.

just imagine being able to manipulate files just by pointing and touching the 3d holograms with your finger....only then would this 3dosx app be truely useful. but i suppose it does have a few uses even in this limited form (i love makin pc users drool over my mac hahaha) :D