Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2007 21:58 UTC
Mac OS X "Filesystem in Userspace has long been one of my favorite features on Linux systems. Using FUSE modules, you can mount all sorts of innovative resources - Gmail, your Flickr photos, a remote SSH server - directly into your local machine's filesystem and use their contents exactly as if they were normal files. Now you can do the same thing on Mac OS X, courtesy of MacFUSE."
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by Oliver on Thu 5th Jul 2007 22:46 UTC
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It's imo counterproductive to support commercial operating systems. But in the end, I'm doing it the BSD way, just real freedom. So it's not nice in my opinion, but sufficient to show the *proper* meaning of "as in freedom" ;)

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RE: re
by hornett on Fri 6th Jul 2007 08:56 UTC in reply to "re"
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It's imo counterproductive to support commercial operating systems.

How so?

Wider support for FUSE surely means that more developers will work on it, and the existing code will be more thoroughly tested.

I don't know why you've been modded down for expressing your opinion here, but at the same time I don't really understand why it would be counter productive!

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RE[2]: re
by Oliver on Fri 6th Jul 2007 10:39 UTC in reply to "RE: re"
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Guess why? Don't bash Apple. Do it and you'll suffer tremendous pain ;)

>but at the same time I don't really understand why it would be counter productive!

Because why should open-source freely give away its crown jewels to companies like Apple and Microsoft? Especially Apple who is very eager to spread the word about its "superiority" in terms of hardware and software? Apple MacOS is build on open-source software, its own work is somewhat couture, nothing more, nothing less. So yes it hurts to see real superior software in the hands of this company.

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RE[3]: re
by godawful on Fri 6th Jul 2007 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: re"
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why should open-source feely give away its crown jewels?
seriously? maybe because it's open source? that is what open source is all about, open and free and anyone can use it.. if open source didn't want to be used by more people it could go closed source.

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RE[3]: re
by Tuishimi on Fri 6th Jul 2007 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: re"
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I agree that Apple (IMO) should give more credit to open source projects... but I also understand that they are out to make $$$. So... they do what they do and do it well. ;) I use a lot of open source software on my Mac which is good in case I ever decide to switch to BSD or linux again. I am glad it is available... so it obviously isn't a waste in my opinion.

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SSH seems to work...
by ukki on Thu 5th Jul 2007 23:11 UTC
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if the server is running on default port and you have connected to it before and accepted it's key. Any chance we see ssh support in Finder on Leopard?

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PST Module
by rjpotts on Fri 6th Jul 2007 00:10 UTC
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Does anyone know, is there a module that would allow you to mount PST files?

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by hollovoid on Fri 6th Jul 2007 02:36 UTC
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definitly is one of many reasons why the apple community is not playing games! Definitly impressive.

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RE: nice!
by maccatalan on Fri 6th Jul 2007 05:26 UTC in reply to "nice!"
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I don't get your comment ... how does that project relate to not playing games on Mac?

This being said, I am very glad that this project is a reality. Definitely a feature that all "modern" operating systems should have. Thanks to the developers of that open-source project for making it possible.

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RE[2]: nice!
by hollovoid on Fri 6th Jul 2007 14:26 UTC in reply to "RE: nice!"
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Not literally, I am talking about Apple making bold moves, and thier community following suit. Wasent talking about actually playing games on a mac.. I love getting modded down for the wrong reasons.

Edited 2007-07-06 14:32

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by Chezz on Sat 7th Jul 2007 14:17 UTC
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if you are looking for sshfs only there is another young project called sshfs for darwin. check it out:

it has some nice features like follow syslinks, non-default ports, etc.

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