[Chugalug] Darling for Mac OS X Apps On Linux

Eric Wolf ebwolf at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 20:04:52 UTC 2013

The multiple display niceness in Parallels is pretty new. A couple months
ago the best you could manage was to stretch the Parallels window across
both screens. And nothing is more frustrating than a flaky Mac. You can't
repair it except by taking it to some "genius" at an Apple Store. I
wouldn't own a Mac if I didn't have a surprisingly non-busy Apple Store
down the street.

As for Apple vs. Google: I have been using AirPlay in daily standup
meetings for several months now (our IT people just plugged Apple TVs into
the HDMI2 on our projectors). When can I get this to work with a
Chromecast? How far are they back-ordered? Can I switch to Firefox for
content, like Dell iDRAC or ESXi Web Client, that doesn't work well in

Of course, I have a Nexus 4, not an iPhone. I like OS-X because it's a
consumer-oriented Unix. I use it the same way I do Linux except that there
are many more consumer apps available for OSX than Linux and some are more
stable. Google doesn't have a viable desktop/laptop operating system.

P.S. Everyone I personally know who works for Google uses a Mac. Most even
have iPhones.

Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 11:12 AM, John Aldrich <jmaldrich at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Quoting Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com>:
>  As long as I can get to a (decent) command line I am good. Rarely  do I
>>> find something I cannot employ via cl.
>> Laughing.. Yes, I mostly use OS X like i use Linux, lots of terminal
>> windows open to different servers, and a couple of web browsers.
>> I have Bodhi running under Parallels and it looks enough like OS X i
>> sometimes forget where I am. The biggest change for me is how I cut and
>> paste in each OS. Synergy has me tied well to a dedicated dual-head
>> linux system with monitors on top of two Thunderbolts that at my desk I
>> have 2 TB's, and 2 Linux screens all running at once with one keyboard
>> and monitor. I only run Linux virtually when not at my desk.
>> The "FullScreen Mode" for Parallels works well and it's easy to forget
>> I'm on a Mac at all for a while. On the other side (under OS X), I
>> sometimes Ctrl-Alt-M on the Mac expecting a menu from Enlightenment..
>> Habots are hard to break.
>>  I'm a bit hesitant on my rMBP as it has been to Apple 3x and still
>>>  crashes daily when switching TB displays.
>> So far.. mine has been a rock. Never had it crash, and the swapping
>> displays stuff works so well it is scary. I can go from running two
>> TB's with the macbook closed, to all three (macbook open) to just
>> macbook,
>> to adding an Asus tablet under air-display, to plugging in to an HDMI TV
>> with no problems and open applications resizing and repositioning well.
>> Mine has 16gb of Ram.. Maybe that helps?
>> I'm painfully having to use a Win7 system today to access a fubared
>> Checkpoint VPN system so I can run Putty on a remote desktop to get to
>> the Linux server... Win7 just seems to be missing so much "stuff".
>>  Funny that this email thread came up and I was reading an interesting
> article on how much better Android/Google is than Apple/iOS. Here's a link
> to that article... http://www.thestreet.com/**story/12002727/1/google-**
> exposes-apples-overpriced-**lock-ins.html<http://www.thestreet.com/story/12002727/1/google-exposes-apples-overpriced-lock-ins.html>
> Basic take-away: Google/Android is better than Apple because Apple is so
> proprietary and Google apps can run on Android, Windoze or Apple, not to
> mention Chromecast (according to the article) is better than Airplay.
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