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RE: [SLUG] fishing for Mac OSX experiences
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] fishing for Mac OSX experiences
- From: "Rowling, Jill" <Rowling@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Jun 18 15:00:02 2002
Sorry to not get back sooner ... I have been setting up a new Samba
installation and the printers are different...
> Will OS/X apps work Ok with an X Window Manager?
Only if they are recompiled for X or if they do not use the windowing system
(eg a script). So the quick answer is "no" but the workaround is to obtain
the equivalent X based program. In the case of the Apple aqua based binaries
you are stuck with running them on the Apple under OS X / Aqua.
> Where can I find out more about integrating X/unix/opensource into OS/X??
The first silly answer is "google" and the second is "slashdot" (OSDN hosts
an apple discussion page of some sort). Of course the manufacturer also has
a few links, too. Linux Journal had a short article on it, too.
> What about NFS/automount? I might automount my home directory from my Sun
workstation if it can be done.....
I wouldn't recommend it unless Apple get their act together with respect to
networking. There has been some discussion about this on OSDN; also you may
have problems with honouring upper / lower case on filesystems.
I would imagine that if you set up the Apple system as an NFS client, and
the Linux or Solaris system as an NFS server you may be OK. Remember that
Apple filesystem is HSFS which is supported by Linux (but I don't think it
is supported by Solaris unless I am terribly mistaken).
Linux in general has much better support of "remote mounting foreign OSs"
either with smbmount (for Winblows) or netatalk (for Apple). Or both at the
same time which is what the latest NAS devices are doing.
How about setting up a small Linux box as a translater?
Jill Rowling, Systems Administrator
Eng. Systems Dept, Aristocrat Technologies Australia
Level 2, 55 Mentmore Ave Rosebery NSW 2018
Phone: (02) 9697-4484 Fax: (02) 9663-1412 Email: rowling@xxxxxxxxxx
From: grove@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:grove@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, 17 June 2002 12:49
To: Rowling, Jill; slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [SLUG] fishing for Mac OSX experiences
I am quite interested in all these reports.
> Now that we have X on it things are a bit better.
Will OS/X apps work Ok with an X Window Manager? Can I replace Aqua
with my favourite (FVWM2) and expect my OS/X or Aqua programs to function
I'm a newbie to OS/X - only played with it for 15 minutes. I am anxious
to get my G4 and really push it.... Where can I find out more about
integrating X/unix/opensource into OS/X??
> Interoperation with Linux is good over the network.
I assume it's the same for Solaris, then.....
> If you ssh into it from a remote Linux system, you don't notice any speed
> degredations (because your display management is done by your Linux
> so the slowness and weirdness is purely local.
I take it you can use it like an Xterminal, then? That would suit me.
> For most user interface things (for me) the machine is faster at doing
> things than I am but Mike is quicker so gets frustrated.
> I use rsync to synchonise parts of my home directories between my Linus
> systems and the Mac.
What about NFS/automount? I might automount my home directory from my
Sun workstation if it can be done.....
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