Includes IM Client, RSS Reader, To-do, VNC Viewer, IRC, Virtualization Software, and More January 12, 2010,
Volume 143, Issue 2
Without my desktop I can't accomplish real work, but for the road I need my MacBook Pro.
-- Ben Rockwood
Ben Rockwood definitely uses a "real UNIX workstation" for his daily work needs; however, he does love his MacBook Pro for a few reasons, one of which is that OS X has UNIX underneath. Believing that there are others who too love Mac OS X, Rockwood lists what he identifies as his "must have apps" for his beloved Mac laptop:
iTerm: Although the default terminal application has improved significantly making iTerm unnecessary, Rockwood remains faithful.
Adium: In Rockwood's opinion, Adium is the best multi-protocol IM client available for Mac. "I just can't stand having a real discussion in those iChat balloons," he writes.