Re: MacOS UNIX How-To
> I think this kid does raise a good
> point... don't seem to
> have any good HOW-TO to teach unix folks
> converting to
> OS X.
It might not be free, but O'Reilly has a Mac OS X for unix geeks book, not that any self respecting unix geek would need it, it's all in the manpages anyway.
> versiontracker.com has many
> freewares but not
> really unix oriented.
Freshmeat (www.freshmeat.net) if you need unix apps, stepwise (www.stepwise.com) if you're interested in the NeXT / Objective C side of things. Versiontracker (www.versiontracker.com) caters for people arrriving from mac/windows.
> Should have a
> detailed respository for
> tips for installing netatalk.... XDarwin
> or more exotic stuff
> like FreeTDS
netatalk? This is apple, that stuff's built in, and way more reliable than netatalk. As for the other things, just try following their instructions. XDarwin is a point and click installer, most anything else can be installed with ./configure; make; make install (you did find the developer tools? they're the ones on cd, or look in Applications/Utilities/Installers)
> Just in case we got a kid next time
> bashing MacOS is not
Mac OS X is a novell approach to UNIX on the desktop, it's still maturing, but right now, it does at least 99% of what most people want, whether they're alpha geeks, or pensioners sending email to their grandchildren. Can linux / Solaris / AIX / Windows or any other platform make similar claims?