Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Feb 2011 20:26 UTC
Mac OS X Earlier this week, Apple released the first developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. At the same time, Apple listed a number of new features we hadn't yet heard about, which are quite interesting. There are two themes: bringing iOS to Mac OS X, and adding features other operating systems have had for ages - except in such a way that you can actually use them. Update: Fixed that scrolling thing. It's the other way around of course.
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RE: UNIX
by TheGZeus on Sun 27th Feb 2011 23:31 UTC in reply to "UNIX"
TheGZeus
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2010-05-19

I'm not criticising _you_ (I hate how everything has to be explicitly stated because people infer whatever they want on the Internet), but if UNIX tools are your primary interest, what's the main draw over setting up a BSD?
Specialty third party applications?

I've been on Linux/BSD for a few years now, and I don't think I've installed anything from outside the archives in 2 years. (Well, some old video games, but that's just data files in my home directory, using engines from the archives...)

Again, I just get curious when someone who's seriously into *nix tools and programming uses OS X as their primary OS. It's really common in the Common Lisp world, but that's largely a historical oddity (there were/are a number of very good commercial/free implementations for Mac OS/OS X).

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RE[2]: UNIX
by ebasconp on Mon 28th Feb 2011 14:32 in reply to "RE: UNIX"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

The answer is simple: I use Gentoo and NetBSD in my boxes at home (at work everything is Windows), but my laptop is a mac: And the beauty of the mac is that while you still have a unix box, you also have a nice UI on top of it (though KDE is also beautiful) and, the most important thing: every device, monitor, printer, etc. etc. that gets connected to your mac, simply works out of the box and installing/configuring it is quite simpler than in a Linux or BSD box.

Edited 2011-02-28 14:34 UTC

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RE[2]: UNIX
by polaris20 on Mon 28th Feb 2011 22:51 in reply to "RE: UNIX"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm not criticising _you_ (I hate how everything has to be explicitly stated because people infer whatever they want on the Internet), but if UNIX tools are your primary interest, what's the main draw over setting up a BSD?
Specialty third party applications?

I've been on Linux/BSD for a few years now, and I don't think I've installed anything from outside the archives in 2 years. (Well, some old video games, but that's just data files in my home directory, using engines from the archives...)

Again, I just get curious when someone who's seriously into *nix tools and programming uses OS X as their primary OS. It's really common in the Common Lisp world, but that's largely a historical oddity (there were/are a number of very good commercial/free implementations for Mac OS/OS X).


There are too many proprietary apps not available for Linux/BSD to use it as a main desktop for me. You'll never get around that, until the major software developers recognize Linux or BSD as worthwhile.

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RE[3]: UNIX
by _txf_ on Mon 28th Feb 2011 23:53 in reply to "RE[2]: UNIX"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

There are too many proprietary apps not available for Linux/BSD to use it as a main desktop for me. You'll never get around that, until the major software developers recognize Linux or BSD as worthwhile.


For example?

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