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A variant of Unix which MacOS X is based on is called Darwin. Many Unix applications had been ported to MacOS X already. You can the use Fink package manager. It automates the process of downloading the binary package, or downloading source package, applying a patch, compling, and installing it. There is an impressive number of applications you can install via fink. Fink was designed carefully as to not disturb or modify the system. It can be uninstalled with a single command 'sudo rm -r /sw' There is also a GUI frontend for fink called FinkCommander.

Another source of ported Unix applications is Gnu-Darwin Distribution. It is not as automatic as fink, but it provides a wide collection of ported Unix applications. It does require some tinkering with the system area. Proceed cautiously.

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