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[News] Suggestions for Upgrading from Mac OS X to GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Suggestions for Upgrading from Mac OS X to GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 02:03:38 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Migration from Mac to Linux

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| When in OS X (and in Windows) the default action 
| is a very predictable beast. You want to make 
| sure this is mimicked in Linux. In GNOME you can 
| right click a file, select Open With, and then 
| set that as the default application for that 
| type of file. As much as this might seem second 
| nature, for OS X users this is simply not an 
| issue. Having everything so well integrated is 
| not a feature on OS X, itâs a requirement. So 
| make sure everything works exactly as expected 
| BEFORE the OS X user touches their Linux box.



My development setup

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| Base software
|     * Arch Linux â itâs my 6 day with this distro
|     actually, Iâm a Gentoo fanatic but from time to
|     time I try to use something different. I usually
|     go back to Gentoo after a month or so. Weâll see
|     how Iâll end up now. So far I really like Arch,
|     itâs extremely lightweight, fast and stable.
|     Software availability is as good as in Gentoo.
|     Itâs also easy to make your own packages which
|     is crucial for Ruby developers since it happens
|     that we need various non-standard stuff, like
|     letâs say Nginx with Passenger support. Iâve got
|     a feeling that this time I wonât go back to
|     Gentoo
|     * KDE â itâs my desktop environment and one
|     of the most important reasons why Iâve
|     switched back from OSX to Linux.
| [...]
| Dev tools:
|     * GIT - probably the best SCM in the world
|     * QGit4 â sometimes I use this git gui to
|     view history of a project
|     * ZSH with a pimped prompt for GIT
|     * Nginx with Passanger â better then
|     script/server
|     * VirtualBox â I have 3 Windows virtual
|     machines each with different version of
|     Internet Explorer, only for testing of course


Five tips to help ease the migration from Mac to Linux

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| Of course you might be thinking âOS X is supposed
| to be the most user-friendly OS available, so
| wouldnât migrating to Linux be even more
| difficults?â Not exactly. There are certain
| elements of OS X that inherently make the process
| of migrating to Linux easier than when migrating
| from Windows. Take, for instance, the mounting of
| images and drives. This task is completely
| obfuscated from the Windows user, but the OS X user
| actually knows to unmount a drive before removal.
| But what about simple, every day usage? How do you
| make that more understandable for one moving from
| OS X to Linux? Letâs find out.


Mac computers are restrictive.

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| There are amazing PC laptop computers that you can buy for $600
| comparing to Apple latops that are usually around $1300 and more.
| Apple computers are overpriced, proprietary, restrictive and
| protectionist. This might not be a good direction to be heading
| into. Could Apple prove to be even more restrictive and opressive
| than Microsoft?


Can Ubuntu 9.10 Outperform Mac OS X 10.6?

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| Of the 26 tests shown in this article, Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" was the
| clear winner in 12 of the 26 tests while Snow Leopard had won a handful and
| the rest of the tests had results that were too close to call or unchanged
| between the Apple and Canonical operating systems. Ubuntu 9.10 can certainly
| compete with Mac OS X 10.6 when it comes to the performance, but of course a
| few of these tests do show performance regressions compared to the earlier
| Ubuntu 9.04 release, an area where Ubuntu developers could improve.
| Additionally, not all areas of the system or hardware combinations were
| tested, such as with the Intel Linux graphics performance struggling compared
| to Mac OS X. On top of that, the Ubuntu Linux installations had NVIDIA's
| proprietary driver manually installed, where as the "out of the box"
| experience on Ubuntu does not provide any 3D acceleration for NVIDIA
| hardware.
| Stay tuned for our large Mac OS X, Linux, OpenSolaris, and BSD operating
| system comparison in the next month.

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