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Old 03-14-2008, 02:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for looking - I guess I'll just go with Parallels (still need to register that) and use my trusted UltraEdit - far more powerful - in combination with Eclipse (cross-platform IDE) and whatever lightweight free OS X text editor I decide on (I have some candidates but need to evaluate and I've had precious little evaluating tuits lately - or tuits of any kind for that matter).

From looking at the site and what you told me, anywhere between $0 and $15 for ForgEdit sounds about right - nowhere near $30 material. The features overview had me raising my eyebrows a few times - like "well, of course, without that it wouldn't deserve the name 'programmer's editor'" - even little Crimson editor (Win freeware) does block/column mode editing, has configurable syntax highlighting and is scriptable. The "bookmarks" feature I found especially confusiong - doesn't sound like bookmarks at all, but some kind of fake projects (but not savable). A programmer's editor without (real) bookmarks?

If all even halfway decent Mac software is as expensive like this and feels crippled like this, I guess investing in one copy of Parallels is going to save me a lot of money as I could simply go on using my already-registered (and more powerful) or freeware tools.

I did know there's good software for the Mac that's expensive. What I didn't expect is that almost everything halfway decent seems twice as expensive as similar software for Windows, or unlimited more expensive sinc the equivalent on Windows is free, and you may have a choice of five instead of a single one for the Mac.

Wishlist:
1. Parallels
2. Replacement for Finder

Off to bed now - sorry for the rant - maybe tomorrow will be more fun than today...

   
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