Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Dec 2010 22:52 UTC
Mac OS X Hi, I'm Thom Holwerda and I jailbreak my iPhone. There, I said it. Some suggest all jailbreakers only do it to pirate applications, but those of us familiar with the practice know there's a whole load of other reasons, the biggest of which is customisation. The iOS isn't pleasing to look at in my book, and hence, jailbreaking allows me to make my iPhone pretty. Jay 'saurik' Freeman, the man behind the Cydia App Store, is going to bring Cydia to the Mac, to bring the kind of customisation options from Cydia to the Mac.
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What for?
by ebasconp on Wed 15th Dec 2010 00:21 UTC
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

I don't see the utility of having Mac Cydia in the mac right now:

Actually the macs are very open right now; there are plenty of open source applications available for the mac, anyone can also install MacPorts or Fink to have a package manager on it.

I have NetBSD's pkgsrc installed in my macbook, I use it to install unix apps (rdesktop or mc come to my mind right now) and it works perfectly.

Edited 2010-12-15 00:22 UTC

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RE: What for?
by _txf_ on Wed 15th Dec 2010 00:37 in reply to "What for?"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I imagine these things are like theming cocoa windows and additions to window management etc . Things that have no public or well documented apple api.

This isn't so much about installing applications..which atm I am quite happy with.

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RE: What for?
by google_ninja on Wed 15th Dec 2010 13:44 in reply to "What for?"
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2006-02-05

imo homebrew is the greatest packaging system out there. and I use debian at work.

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RE[2]: What for?
by TheGZeus on Wed 15th Dec 2010 15:47 in reply to "RE: What for?"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

imo homebrew is the greatest packaging system out there.

Yeah, I think paper is the best writer out there.

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