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The newly released version, Notepad++ 6.1.3 is very useful to the programmer. Can it be used in the Mac OS?
Notepad++ is a powerful editing tool which is popular as notepad replacement and as source code editor is supported by Windows operating systems and can run directly. It cannot be used on Mac operating system directly. But it is able to run on Mac OS X using Wine as compatibility layer. Wine is an open source application application that will allow application programs written for MS Windows to run primarily on Linux. It is now supporting Unix like Operating Systems and Mac OS X.
All Windows versions are supported i.e. Win98 /9 8SE / 2000 / 2003 / 2008 / Me /NT /XP /Vista / 7 and it is a free source code editor based on a powerful editor component written in C++ called as Scintilla. Notepad++ is runned with smaller sized programs with high execution by using pure STL and win32 API. Usage of this freeware on windows is governed by GPL Licenses.
Equivalent to Notepad ++, there are other softwares available on Mac. Few of them are iWeb, Coda, Freeway, skEdit,TextMate, RapidWeaver, etc. These are specific to Mac OS only.