Dealing with Macs

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at
Mon May 21 10:31:32 MDT 2012

On 21 May 2012, at 10:24, Steve Alligood wrote:

> I used linux for years when my office got me a mac laptop.  It was tempting to dual boot, but there were several issues for what i needed it for, so I ran a VM with linux in it and only used the mac environment for mac stuff.
> After two years of VM ware issues (use something different if you use a VM for linux, their system integration kernel modules are always way behind the current kernel), I finally broke down and just installed iTerm2 (not iTerm, different product) and got reasonable terminal behavior and a very short learning curve and I now rarely ever start that VM.
+1 iTerm2 - it rocks

> Your mileage may vary, but the tools for the Mac have come a long way over the last few years, and VMs are often a pain in the rear.  A little digging on the Internet and your Mac may actually do what you need.
If you live in the terminal anyway, Mac has it.  The thing about Mac is that it can be as simplistic or advanced as you want it to be.  My non-technical wife loves it, and I, a power user and unix/linux geek, love it.  Best of all the worlds in one.

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