[Chugalug] Laptop Alternatives

Eric Wolf ebwolf at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 16:31:39 UTC 2013


You can install Linux on Mac hardware but it's a pain.

I run Linux in a Parallels VM for my heavy lifting and leave OSX more to
itself. It is nice to be able to open a shell and ssh with a stock osx
install.
On Nov 8, 2013 9:23 AM, "Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can't you just run any *nix on new Macbooks like you would on any other
> laptop?
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Wil Wade <willm.wade at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 10:03 AM, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Be careful with MacPorts, you can go overboard and install too much
>>> crapola and make things weird.
>>>
>>
>> And do not use both Ports and Brew. (I suggest just using Ports).
>>
>> Also if you do *AMP web dev on a Mac, I suggest using Ports for Apache
>> and PHP (MySQL has a fair install from the O, but the ports is also fine).
>> Do not use the Apple versions. They are just a mess for anything you want
>> to do that is off from defaults. Ports is also easier than MAMP if you have
>> anything custom.
>>
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