[News] Jack Wallen Continues Series on How to Dump Mac OS X for GNU/Linux Applications

[News] Jack Wallen Continues Series on How to Dump Mac OS X for GNU/Linux Applications

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 18 Oct 2009 07:17:29


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Linux equivalents to popular Mac apps

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| It not an exhaustive list, but it will help you
| get by with the main applications one would use
| on a modern Mac computer. If you have a Mac-
| based application you are looking for a Linux
| equivalent, let me know what that is and I will
| attempt to locate an equivalent for you.
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http://www.ghacks.net/2009/10/15/linux-equivalents-to-popular-mac-apps/

[Useful] GTK applications

http://www.unixmen.com/linux-tutorials/469-usefull-gtk-applications

Never heard applications for Linux

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| The following is the list of open source
| programs. These applications has not been so
| famous maybe you never heard about these
| programs. However, excessively useful for Linux.
| You can get more information about the
| application's by clicking the name of the
| application.
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http://softwareroxer.blogspot.com/2009/10/never-heard-applications-for-linux.html


Recent:

Five tips to help ease the migration from Mac to Linux

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| Of course you might be thinking S X is supposed
| to be the most user-friendly OS available, so
| wouldn 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 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.
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| 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/s