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I just got a new laptop, so I’ll document for posterity what I’m installing on it.


I made an Admin account, and a non-admin account for myself. That way I can still install things (by typing in both login and password of the Admin account). I can’t sudo from my own account, and time will tell how badly this annoys me… I have set up an ssh login into the admin account with passwordless key authentication, so I can be admin any time I want by ssh-ing to localhost. ~/.ssh/config snippet:

Host admin
HostName localhost
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa
User administrator

Installed the following or dragged it across from the backup of the old laptop:

  • Adium
  • Adobe CS5
  • BBEdit
  • CyberDuck
  • Eclipse
    • Aptana Studio (Beta)
    • EGit
    • Subclipse
  • Emacs
  • Firefox
  • GraphicConverter
  • JMeter
  • MarsEdit
  • Microsoft Office 2011
  • NovaMind Pro
  • OmniGraffle
  • p4v and p4merge
  • Skype
  • Twitter (my first Mac App Store purchase!)
  • XCode

Built Ruby 1.9 in /usr/local. Installed Macports for git-core and whatever comes in handy. Chose to build own Ruby instead of using the port, because the port mangles the executable names (e.g. ruby1.9 vs. ruby). Not sure what's best.

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