Using NetBeans to read XML files on a mac.

Hi.

I'm 2 days into using a MacBook Air. I've got NetBeans 7.1 RC2 installed. I think the OS X 10.7.2.

When I try to read a 3.6MB XML file, I find that the MacBook has a fan - it gets that busy and essentially hangs.

5 minutes later, I kill it (I had to ask how to do that).

So. How do I read XML files on a Mac. I want to be able to query them and work with them.

What tools are available?

Did I say I was only 2 days into the mac!

Regards

Richard.
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerCommented:
Use the shortcut keys Command + spacebar to open Spotlight.
Type Activity Monitor.
Change the Dropdown Menu to "All Processes"
Check memory and CPU usage to see what processes are hogging resources.
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerCommented:
There's a very good article here explaining the fan/heating issue on the MacBook Air.
http://maccrazy.com/macbook-air-heat-fan-noise

The part about SMC Reset may be applicable to your problem.

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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
NetBeans is a bad memory hog on OSX .. you could try Netbeans 6 which was more stable.

Otherwise try Textmate (http://macromates.com/) with the XML plugin (http://ditchnet.org/xmlmate/)

TextWrangler is FREE and can edit XML but not as full featured. http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerCommented:
This page shows how to use the free TextWrangler to format XML:
http://magp.ie/2010/02/15/format-xml-with-textwrangler/

Lion doesn't have java installed, which Netbeans needs:
http://tosbourn.com/2011/07/osx/getting-netbeans-working-with-os-x-lion/
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