Dealing with Macs

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
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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