Now that I have made the switch to Mac OS X, I am updating my list of applications (previous post) that I use for technical as well as general purposes. When it comes to ‘getting the job done’, these applications are of great value.

  • Operating System – OS X Leopard
  • Integrated Development Environment – Xcode, Netbeans 6.5, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (on XP Pro using VMware Fusion), Adobe Dreamweaver, TextMate, Terminal
  • Languages – VB.NET, Ruby, C, C++, C#, ASP.NET, HTML, Javascript
  • Content Manegment System – Joomla
  • FTP client – FileZilla
  • Blog – WordPress
  • Blog Publishing – Windows Live Writer (this one has really no substitute, its excellent, although i have to run it virtually)
  • Backup – Time Machine, Mozy Home
  • Browser – Safari, Firefox and IE7 (for testing only)
  • Mail Client – Mail
  • Antivirus – Don’t need it anymore, yippie
  • Firewall – Doorstop X Firewall for Mac
  • Graphics Program – Adobe Photoshop
  • Photo Editor – Aperture
  • Others – VMware Fusion ( I Use it to bootup XP Pro or Ubuntu 8.10 virtually), iWork, Office 2007 (virtually), Evernote (for the mac it’s an excellent alternate of OneNote), Adium (all chat clients signed at once)

A Report On Three Classic Personal Computers

While browsing through some old backups yesterday, I found an illustrated report titled ‘A Report on Three Classic Personal Computers‘ which I had submitted under my “Small Computer Systems: Organization and Architecture” subject.

If you are curious about the ancestors of the machine you are reading this post on, then this report really makes an interesting read. The content requirement for the report was as under:

The classic systems must have been made within the years 1972 to 1990 and be non-IBM-PC compatible (i.e. not running MS-DOS). The systems must also be predominantly consumer products, not systems that were intended for use as dedicated computers for the military or business or terminals that connected to mainframes.

Structure of the Report:

  • Summary
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Main Body
  • Conclusion
  • References