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

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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, it’s a requirement. So 
| make sure everything works exactly as expected 
| BEFORE the OS X user touches their Linux box.
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http://blogwire.co.cc/2009/10/migration-from-mac-to-linux/


Recent:

My development setup

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| Base software
|
|     * Arch Linux – it’s my 6 day with this distro
|     actually, I’m 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. We’ll see
|     how I’ll end up now. So far I really like Arch,
|     it’s extremely lightweight, fast and stable.
|     Software availability is as good as in Gentoo.
|     It’s also easy to make your own packages which
|     is crucial for Ruby developers since it happens
|     that we need various non-standard stuff, like
|     let’s say Nginx with Passenger support. I’ve got
|     a feeling that this time I won’t go back to
|     Gentoo
|
|     * KDE – it’s my desktop environment and one
|     of the most important reasons why I’ve
|     switched back from OSX to Linux.
|
| [...]
|
| Dev tools:
|
|     * GIT - probably the best SCM in the world
|     * QGit4 – sometimes I use this git gui to
|     view history of a project
|     * ZSH with a pimped prompt for GIT
|     * Nginx with Passanger – better then
|     script/server
|     * VirtualBox – I have 3 Windows virtual
|     machines each with different version of
|     Internet Explorer, only for testing of course
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http://blog.solnic.eu/2009/10/18/my-development-setup


Five tips to help ease the migration from Mac to Linux

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| Of course you might be thinking “OS X is supposed
| to be the most user-friendly OS available, so
| wouldn’t migrating to Linux be even more
| difficults?” 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? Let’s find out.
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http://www.ghacks.net/2009/10/14/five-tips-to-help-ease-the-migration-from-mac-to-linux/


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?
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http://www.idreamoflinux.com/2009/09/mac-computers-are-restrictive.html


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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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_karmic_leopard&num=1
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