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i use those same applications every day.

TextMate is awesome, there is no design view.

the other app is Versions (google versionsapp), a great subversion client.

hth.
 

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other software:

CSSEdit is awesome!!!

get Transmit. awesome ftp app.

if you do freelance, OnTheJob is good, very simple
if you need more power for work timing, Billings.app (i bought both also)

if you need a local dev server, MAMP (free)

that's pretty much all the basics.

hth
 

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Apparently people don't read.

The poster asked what similar software is available for Windows.

I've heard good things about notepad++.
 

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there's a reason why those software engineers were using mac. not only for the os, but the apps are great, and most are not available for xp.

sorry, just buy a mac and be more efficient.
 

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e text editor is almost exactly like TextMate

I used it when coding at DivX because my boss used TextMate and I really liked how you could customize like EVERYTHING

just google for e text editor. Its awesome. Very cool program. it costs money but so does textmate


you get what you pay for


e also has a revision history file, branched undo history (AWESOME) and milestones that you can set so that if you screw up you can go back to the milestone (undo history is not saved between saves and quits, but milestones are)
 

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For Web Design, from what I've used, Coda is one of the nicest editors for Mac.
 

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do it! mac's are awesome if you want to be productive, creative, and just get things done.

coda is good, i've seen it, very feature rich. i personally prefer TextMate, simplicity, power, does everything i need it to do, and nothing i don't.

afaicr both offer trials, so i suggest trying both, see which fits you better.
 

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meh, the main problem with getting a mac is that since I'm a student I don't really have the funds available to jump on a nearly 1k minimum laptop... my computer is only worth around $600-700 (not OCN prices... local prices) and thus I'd still need quite a bit even with an educational discount or by buying a refurbished macbook.
 

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it's worth it if you want to become professional and start making money.

if you just want to learn, then don't invest so much and learn off a win machine. productivity isn't really a factor if there's no one you are responsible to.


good luck
 
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