[Linux-aus] Linux on MacBook vs OSX used as Linux

Tennessee Leeuwenburg tleeuwenburg at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 11:47:01 AEDT 2015

I just update the OS as soon as it comes out. I've done that through two
OSX updates. The macports integration is often as hassle, so if you were to
follow that strategy, wait about 2 weeks. The OSX side of the upgrades as
always been largely flawless.

However, you then need to follow-on with xcode and macports upgrades, which
are often more work to achieve. The ports that are already installed have
always continuted to work for me, but if I need to install or upgrade
anything, you'll need to go through the upgrade/reinstall dance for xcode +

I have actually been backing away from installing so much through macports,
and using OSX installers for many packages. I also use anaconda now for
Python instead of macports, and that has been working very well for me.

I don't see any particular reason to avoid updating OSX other than not
doing it too frequently to minimise hassle. The current latest OSX works
very well for me.

On 20 November 2015 at 22:23, Michele Bert <micbert75 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2015-11-20 1:29 GMT+01:00 Tennessee Leeuwenburg <tleeuwenburg at gmail.com>:
>> More and more, I find I can do my Linux stuff directly on OSX without
>> needing to reach out to Linux.
>> I'm happy to give more feedback on my experience, but I really couldn't
>> be happier.
> 2015-11-20 2:05 GMT+01:00 Ben Dechrai <ben at dechrai.com>:
>> I'm currently running Debian Jessie on a 2010 MacBook Pro, and it runs
>> like a dream. I don't run any proprietary software[0] and don't have issues
>> with any hardware any more[1].
> I'm actually interested in the experience of both of you.
> I have a end-2009 MacBook Pro 13, running Snow Leopard, and until a month
> ago I have been using it like Tennessee, through MacPort.
> Recently I replaced the hard-disk, restoring the content from my backup,
> and since than the compiler does not work anymore (it's not in the path,
> and it always fails to run, even if called by XCode - also restored by the
> backup). I cannot install the new XCode unless I update the operative
> system to a recent version.
> So now I'm not sure about what to do, whether to update my OSX or to
> install an Ubuntu flavored distribution.
> --
> Mick
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Tennessee Leeuwenburg
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