Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software) Wednesday

by Todd Ogasawara

FYI: I'm going to try to release this Mac OS X freeware, Open Source, and free web services summary list on Wednesday from now on.
Ruby on Rails 2.0
Sat, 08 Dec 2007 22:58:32

Ruby on Rails 2.0 is out. This web development framework written in the Ruby dynamic programming language was the hot web dev topic for the past year or two (is it still a hot topic?).

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UnRarX 2.2: Mac RAR Extraction Utility
Thu, 06 Dec 2007 22:35:00

UnRarX 2.2 is utility for Mac OS X to unpack files stored in the Rar archive format. I don't use Rar. If you do and have tried UnRarX, please let us know here how it works for you.

The UnRarX website says that source code will be released on SourceForge. However, there isn't any source code on there. So, although UnRarX lists its license as GPL, I'm going to call it Freeware for now.

Flickr Integrated Picnik Web Photo Editor
Wed, 05 Dec 2007 21:52:53

Flickr Integrated with Picnik

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DLO OpenFM: Find Open FM Frequencies
Mon, 03 Dec 2007 21:53:40

DLO is an iPod peripherals retailer. However, they do provide one very handy web application on their website...


...finds open FM frequencies in your area (US only) by ZIP code or City/State. If you use a DLO (or any other) FM transmitter with your iPod or MP3 player, this can help find an unused frequency in your area to use.