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CronniX

CronniX

CronniX is an Aqua front-end to the powerful Unix tool “cron”. Cron is a Unix system service that allows scheduled execution of scripts, programs, applications – in short anything that can be started from the command line. This includes OSX applications and AppleScripts. The Lirko.Online server used to run on OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and for a while it was good, but over time I experienced more issues and performance hits. This coupled along with the buggy OS X…

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The Unarchiver

The Unarchiver

The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for “Archive Utility.app”, the built-in archive extraction program on Mac OS X. The Unarchiver is designed to handle many more formats than Archive Utility, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems. It is very simple to use and install – simply copy it into your Applications folder, or whereever else you…

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Startup key combinations

Startup key combinations

  Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding until the described behaviour occurs. Intel-based Mac Computers Hold during startup Description Shift (⇧) Start up in Safe Mode. Option (⌥) Start up to Startup Manager. C Start up from a bootable CD, DVD, or USB thumb drive (such as OS X install media). D Start up to either Apple Hardware Test or Apple Diagnostics, depending on which Mac you’re using. Option (⌥) – D Start…

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iStat Menus

iStat Menus

iStat Menus is a system monitoring utility by Bjango that has been around for quite some time now and is currently sat at version 5.2. It provides useful extras to your menu bar, enabling you to check CPU resources, temperatures, disk usage and activity, network activity and other internal sensors your Mac, with each menu providing access to even more information when clicked. Version 2.0 was the last free version available for OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) released in 2009 Rated…

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Transmission

Transmission

Transmission is the recommended bit torrent client for Mac that I use on a regular basis. It has a clean unobtrusive interface and plenty of features, including a nice web-interface for remote access. Though downloading torrents always carries some risk, it is often the only way to find some of the older software for aging PowerPC Macs. Rated Local Downloads v2.92 for OS X 10.7+ (Latest Version) (4mb)v2.84 for OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) (5mb)v2.42 for OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Intel (4mb)v2.22 for OS X 10.5 (Leopard) PowerPC (4mb)v1.54…

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App Cleaner

App Cleaner

AppCleaner from Freemacsoft is a small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. Installing an application distributes many files throughout your System using space of your Hard Drive unnecessarily. AppCleaner finds all these small files and safely deletes them. Simply drop an application onto the AppCleaner window or select from a pre-determined list of installs applications. It will find for the related files and you can delete them by clicking the delete button. I personally use this on all my…

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iMac (20-inch Late 2006)

iMac (20-inch Late 2006)

My first iMac… Bought in 2007 as an upgrade to my aging eMac, the Core2Duo iMac was a fantastic machine, with a great styling, a crisp screen and plenty of power to boot. This Mac served as my main machine for many years for web design, publishing and plenty of gaming. Originally installed with OS X Tiger (10.4) it was eventually upgraded to my favorite of all OS flavors…Snow Leopard (10.6)! I know some other owners have complained about graphic…

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