[Techtalk] mac os x

jas88 at cam.ac.uk jas88 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Oct 5 07:09:30 EST 2001

--On Thursday, October 04, 2001 5:56 PM -0400 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.

Well, yes... Appletalk support was only added in
MacOS X.1, which would explain that :-)

> I tried Thursby's MacNFS which also
> worked very poorly.

Conflicting with the built-in NFS support?

> 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.

Someone commented on having to download a lot of extra
bits before building programs - that, or buy the SDK.
Sounds reasonable, I suppose: unlike Linux, MacOS X
wasn't supposed to be an out-of-the-box software
development platform; FWIH, once you download all
the relevant bits, you can compile and run a lot of
the normal Unix stuff...


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