Been reading up on which applications I use on Linux and Windows at the moment also work on MacOS X while I wait for my iBook to arrive. So far, I've discovered:
- My preferred IM client, Gaim will work on OSX but needs X11 to run. However there is another project called Fire which amounts to the same thing and is a native Cocoa app.
- Eclipse also works natively.
- NeoOffice is a MacOS native port of OpenOffice. Apparently NeoOffice itself isn't at a usable state yet, though NeoOffice/J is a reimplementation of OpenOffice using Java2D to draw the user interface, and although the website says it's developer-only at the moment I've read elsewhere that it seems to be usable.
- There's also AbiWord which has recently announced a reasonably stable native MacOS port. For the brief time I had it running looked OK, but any time I tried to use it to open a file on my Slackware 9.1 system it would kill X, so I switched back to OO.org 1.1, which I like quite a lot.
- Oops, I forgot that Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird both work on just about anything.
I'll update this as and when I come across new things, and of course when I get to play with them after my laptop arrives. I know it left Luxembourg on Friday...