[Techtalk] mac os x

Ellie ellie at mn.rr.com
Thu Oct 4 18:06:19 EST 2001

I think that the compilers are not installed by default on OS X and that you have to do a custom install to get all the advantages of using OS X.  OS 10.1 is a paid upgrade (20 US dollars or so) which, to the best of my knowledge, you cannot download.  It does come with Samba, however, along with some nice utilities.  I've found it to be pretty compatible and in some ways comparable with Linux, but it seems it was released before it was really ready.  It is way too slow!  


On Thursday, October 4, 2001 4:56 PM, Walt <pippin at fred.net> wrote:
>Well, from my limited point of view/experience
>OS X was a pain. It will run *most* mac apps
>if you start Mac OS Classic on top of OS X,
>but I still had trouble connecting to standard
>appletalk printers and my linux server running
>netatalk. I tried Thursby's MacNFS which also
>worked very poorly.
>You can enable root access (and have to) to
>be able to do much from the command line. I
>was hoping to be able to compile samba on
>the beast, but could not get it to work
>before I needed my mac functionality back.
>I had trouble compiling other software as well,
>but I saw tips that I had not tried that might've
>made things easier. (ln -s cc gcc, and others)
>This was OS X very shortly after it came out.
>I'm sure things have improved, but I haven't
>tried it recently, so I don't know how much.
>At 05:37 PM 10/4/01 -0400, you wrote:
>>is any one here who's into linux, tried mac os x yet? and if so any
>>thoughts on how linux-like it is or isn't ?
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