Re: [LAU] Linux VS Mac

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To: Kevin Utter <kvutter@...>
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Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 9:51 am

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Hi Kevin!

As Louigi has correctly stated, we can't best advise you without knowing
exactly what it is you want to do.

There are a few software repositories for the Mac such as MacPorts and fink
etc that specialise in porting (mainly) Linux software to the Mac to save
you the effort. This includes graphical Linux apps too because Apple have
an X server for OSX but such apps aren't as well integrated with OSX as
native OSX apps so you're recommended to run the native ports where
possible, if they exist.

I'm no Apple dev and have only briefly played with Xcode but my general
impression is that non-graphical, terminal only based Linux software should
be easier to get compiled and running under OSX than anything that needs
X11 etc. It depends on their dependencies.

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Kevin Utter wrote:

> Hi all! If this subject isn't wanted here, please forgive me and feel

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Hi Kevin!As Louigi has correc=
tly stated, we can't best advise you without knowing exactly what it is=
you want to do.There are a few software repositories for the=
Mac such as MacPorts and fink etc that specialise in porting (mainly) Linu=
x software to the Mac to save you the effort. This includes graphical Linux=
apps too because Apple have an X server for OSX but such apps aren't a=
s well integrated with OSX as native OSX apps so you're recommended to =
run the native ports where possible, if they exist.
I'm no Apple dev and have only briefly played with Xcode but =
my general impression is that non-graphical, terminal only based Linux soft=
ware should be easier to get compiled and running under OSX than anything t=
hat needs X11 etc. It depends on their dependencies.
On Fri,=
May 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Kevin Utter <kvutter@frii.com> wrot=
e:
Hi all! =A0If this subject isn't wanted =
here, please forgive me and feel free to send me where it would be most app=
ropriate. =A0Or if this has already been discussed, please just let me know=
and I'll go through and look it up. =A0I don't want to be a bother=
, but I appreciate any info you people could pass along.

I know the Mac isn't Linux based, but I understand it is somewhat Unix =
based. =A0From what I've seen, some of the packages I could make and in=
stall (Perhaps that really means compile?) could be done in Mac. =A0Can any=
one give me some general info about when that might work and when it clearl=
y won't? =A0I only thought it might be nice to avoid switching back and=
forth from different operating systems, but I can and will if it just real=
ly isn't practical. =A0I've just been seeing references in various =
packages to installing/compiling on both systems, and thought I could get a=
bit more basic info. =A0As you can tell, my technical skills are still qui=
te basic, but I've done enough of this before to have some success but =
get into a bit of trouble too. =A0Any info is appreciated.

Thanks much.

Kevin

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[LAU] Linux VS Mac, Kevin Utter, (Fri May 10, 6:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux VS Mac, Dan MacDonald, (Sat May 11, 9:51 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux VS Mac, Kevin Utter, (Sun May 12, 2:53 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux VS Mac, Kevin Utter, (Sat May 11, 4:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux VS Mac, Raffaele Morelli, (Sat May 11, 7:46 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux VS Mac, Louigi Verona, (Fri May 10, 7:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux VS Mac, immanuel litzroth, (Fri May 10, 6:36 pm)