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Old 08-12-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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OSX to Linux


I'm starting to evaluate my options as 10.8's gatekeeper bothers me quite a bit. I've always kept a Linux desktop around because it does some task's better than OSX but it's never replaced my G5's/MP's/Hackintosh's. The addition of gatekeeper has me starting to look to Linux/GNU as a full time replacement for my desktop Macs. For those that made who've moved from OSX to Linux/BSD what troubles did you encounter and what are your "If I had to do it over again I'd" thoughts.
 
Old 08-12-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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this isn't really what this forum is for.... With that said I never used any other OS
 
Old 08-12-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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this isn't really what this forum is for.... With that said I never used any other OS
Then what is the forum for? If not for questions like mine would you recommend one.
 
Old 08-12-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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Actually, I think this is the correct forum; unfortunately I've never used OSX, so I can't help you
You could try using the LQ search for similar qns, but I believe they are rare.
You may be best off just looking at the ever-reoccurring 'what's the best/what distro should I use' threads.

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PS: in an attempt to be helpful, try these 2 links
www.distrowatch.com
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz - as far as the cmd line goes, you'll probably know at least some of this already...

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Old 08-12-2012, 08:50 PM   #5
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Are you talking about about the "feature" that only lets you install from the app store or some other recognized source? I turned that off. I put anything I want on my MacBook. It got turned off minutes after I installed Mountain Lion and tried to install Eclipse and it balked telling me it was "not allowed".

As for jumping from OS X to linux or BSD, you would have some getting used to different programs and such but not too bad. are you planning to dual boot on the Mac or get new hardware?

I have a dual boot desktop (windows 7 and Ubuntu) a Dell laptop with Ubuntu and a MacBook with Mountain Lion. It is fun switching around. I also run CentOS in a VM on the windows box) If I had my wishes it would be to run Linux and still keep my windows games The games and my Zune are the only reasons I keep windows... I do love the MacBook too...

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Old 08-12-2012, 10:06 PM   #6
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I stopped using Macs years ago when it became obvious that computers were not the main focus of Apple's business, and that they were gradually removing all control of the computer from the user, one step at a time. Their policy of forced obsolescence is pretty obvious too. At this point I consider Apple's computers systems for people who are clueless and incurious about computers in general, and Linux an infinite set of options. Unless you're locked into proprietary software, you can do pretty much anything in Linux you can in MacOS, and for a lot less money.
 
Old 08-13-2012, 12:44 PM   #7
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Are you talking about about the "feature" that only lets you install from the app store or some other recognized source? I turned that off. I put anything I want on my MacBook. It got turned off minutes after I installed Mountain Lion and tried to install Eclipse and it balked telling me it was "not allowed".

As for jumping from OS X to linux or BSD, you would have some getting used to different programs and such but not too bad. are you planning to dual boot on the Mac or get new hardware?

I have a dual boot desktop (windows 7 and Ubuntu) a Dell laptop with Ubuntu and a MacBook with Mountain Lion. It is fun switching around. I also run CentOS in a VM on the windows box) If I had my wishes it would be to run Linux and still keep my windows games The games and my Zune are the only reasons I keep windows... I do love the MacBook too...
That feature is also set to all on the MB and MBP, I keep a quad as my main desktop so that won't be affected.

I have a hackintosh that is right now booting Ubuntu to rip DVD's. I have about 600 more to go through for this job, and 2000 more starting in October.

I know Ubuntu is not for me but I really want the Ubuntu repositories, they're full of handy non-pro software.

In the past I've mainly used Fedora, and will most likely go with that but we'll see..
 
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I stopped using Macs years ago when it became obvious that computers were not the main focus of Apple's business, and that they were gradually removing all control of the computer from the user, one step at a time. Their policy of forced obsolescence is pretty obvious too. At this point I consider Apple's computers systems for people who are clueless and incurious about computers in general, and Linux an infinite set of options. Unless you're locked into proprietary software, you can do pretty much anything in Linux you can in MacOS, and for a lot less money.
Money isn't the driving motivator its the profit center that I'm being pushed to that is for my "security" they say. If you combine that with fact that they forgot to update the MP since 09 means Mac and OSX are probably not in my future in 12-18 months.

I still use cs3 on a PM G5 so obsolescence I can hang with old.
 
Old 08-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #9
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Germany_Chris,

What kind of work and apps do you use on your Mac? What kinds of things are you doing on Fedora besides ripping DVDs, and why did you choose Fedora over another distro?
 
  


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