[svlug] OS X is not Linux
svlug at az0.altern8.net
Sat Sep 14 16:36:27 PDT 2002
On Sat, Sep 14, 2002 at 01:58:47PM -0700, Webb Sprague wrote:
> The file system is unrecognizable, etc.
I believe this has a lot to do with OS X's use of netinfo for
authentication and its ancestory (NeXTstep). OS X does have
/etc/rc. Boot into single user mode and walk through it get a
feel of its BSD roots.
> And I get pissed when I type gcc, and it isn't there. Isn't the
> presence of compilers a POSIX spec?
Install the developer tools for gcc. I cannot think of another
commericial Unix[-like] operating system that ships with perl,
python, and ruby.
And, if you like Debian's apt, install fink. With a little apt-get,
cvs, rsync, and wget is available.
I still access to an array of FreeBSD, Debian, and Gentoo
servers running headless at various datacenters, but OS X is now
my preferred OS for _laptops_. The ability to suspend/resume
whatever you are doing by shutting/opening the lid is amazing.
DHCP just works. No twiddling with config files, CLI or GUI.
OS X is not Linux, but it definitely is not Windows.
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