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  1. #1
    W_ Prindl NNTP User

    Mac OSX and Macs in general

    As I am now using a mac for to see where my Mac users (at home) have
    their problems I am questioning myself what people, with a good
    knowledge of IT like on those machines?

    I personally find nothing, which these things can do better than
    Windows or Linux. Even the graphics interface is nothing special. And
    if it comes to any customization I am forced to the limited
    possibilities this OS offers. And much things like e.g. setting
    persistent routes are only doable in clumsy workarounds.

    So I am really questioning, what advantages those machines have -
    except of marketing driven prestige??
    --
    W. Prindl

  2. #2
    JimT NNTP User

    Re: Mac OSX and Macs in general

    I have limited experience with OSX but have had

    nightmares working with it.

    One of the most simple tasks I have tried (and failed)

    to do is assign a secondary ip address.

    Please correct me if I am wrong but I don't think it is

    possible. And connecting to a domain is problematic to

    say the least.

    Other than that..... well it's not fun...

    JT

    "W_ Prindl" <W_Prindl@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
    news:xn0i2tt0qrql2i000@forums.novell.com...
    > As I am now using a mac for to see where my Mac users (at home) have
    > their problems I am questioning myself what people, with a good
    > knowledge of IT like on those machines?
    >
    > I personally find nothing, which these things can do better than
    > Windows or Linux. Even the graphics interface is nothing special. And
    > if it comes to any customization I am forced to the limited
    > possibilities this OS offers. And much things like e.g. setting
    > persistent routes are only doable in clumsy workarounds.
    >
    > So I am really questioning, what advantages those machines have -
    > except of marketing driven prestige??
    > --
    > W. Prindl




  3. #3
    Rickb NNTP User

    Re: Mac OSX and Macs in general

    JimT wrote:

    > I have limited experience with OSX but have had
    >
    > nightmares working with it.
    >
    > One of the most simple tasks I have tried (and failed)
    >
    > to do is assign a secondary ip address.
    >
    > Please correct me if I am wrong but I don't think it is
    >
    > possible. And connecting to a domain is problematic to
    >
    > say the least.
    >
    > Other than that..... well it's not fun...
    >
    > JT
    >
    > "W_ Prindl" <W_Prindl@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
    > news:xn0i2tt0qrql2i000@forums.novell.com...
    >> As I am now using a mac for to see where my Mac users (at home) have
    >> their problems I am questioning myself what people, with a good
    >> knowledge of IT like on those machines?
    >>
    >> I personally find nothing, which these things can do better than
    >> Windows or Linux. Even the graphics interface is nothing special. And
    >> if it comes to any customization I am forced to the limited
    >> possibilities this OS offers. And much things like e.g. setting
    >> persistent routes are only doable in clumsy workarounds.
    >>
    >> So I am really questioning, what advantages those machines have -
    >> except of marketing driven prestige??
    >> --
    >> W. Prindl



    I add secondary ip addresses all the time. It is actually quite easy. All
    that have to do is go to sys prefs, network, highlight the nic and click on
    the gear in the lower left and click duplicate Service give a name you want.
    Than configre the setting you want. I do all the time on networks.


  4. #4
    KBOYLE NNTP User

    Re: Mac OSX and Macs in general

    W_ Prindl wrote:

    > what advantages those machines have -


    They *look* nice! ;-)

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    Kevin Boyle - Knowledge Partner
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  5. #5
    Lance Haig NNTP User

    Re: Mac OSX and Macs in general

    On 07/09/2012 23:17, W_ Prindl wrote:
    > As I am now using a mac for to see where my Mac users (at home) have
    > their problems I am questioning myself what people, with a good
    > knowledge of IT like on those machines?
    >
    > I personally find nothing, which these things can do better than
    > Windows or Linux. Even the graphics interface is nothing special. And
    > if it comes to any customization I am forced to the limited
    > possibilities this OS offers. And much things like e.g. setting
    > persistent routes are only doable in clumsy workarounds.
    >
    > So I am really questioning, what advantages those machines have -
    > except of marketing driven prestige??
    >


    I find them good for web development so still have my Linux laptop with
    tools on it and a KVM windows VM

    My only gripe with a mac is that you don't get a home and end key

    makes working in terminal a bit testy

    Lance


  6. #6
    Scott A. Campbell NNTP User

    Re: Mac OSX and Macs in general

    I bought one, forced myself to use for for a couple of days then gave
    up. It's been sitting under boxes in my office for the several months
    now.
    I couldn't see any compelling reason to continue to use it.

    I was going to give it away to a friend when I realised that I can
    install Win7 on it :-)

  7. #7
    Bob Crandell NNTP User

    Re: Mac OSX and Macs in general

    On Sun, 09 Sep 2012 23:03:30 +0000, Scott A. Campbell wrote:

    > I bought one, forced myself to use for for a couple of days then gave
    > up. It's been sitting under boxes in my office for the several months
    > now.
    > I couldn't see any compelling reason to continue to use it.
    >
    > I was going to give it away to a friend when I realised that I can
    > install Win7 on it :-)


    Install OS12.2 (openSUSE 12.2)

  8. #8
    W_ Prindl NNTP User

    Re: Mac OSX and Macs in general

    Yes - but beware of the keyboard - this is one of the most annoying
    tools, if you switch between Apple and the rest of the world.

    --
    W. Prindl


    Scott A. Campbell wrote:

    >I bought one, forced myself to use for for a couple of days then gave
    >up. It's been sitting under boxes in my office for the several months
    >now.
    >I couldn't see any compelling reason to continue to use it.
    >
    >I was going to give it away to a friend when I realised that I can
    >install Win7 on it :-)


  9. #9
    GofBorg NNTP User

    Re: Mac OSX and Macs in general

    Mac licensing is better than Windows. I enjoy video editing with
    the provided Mac tools. I like the file manager. The hardware is
    a beautiful piece of work. Other than that it's far more expensive
    in all aspects. I think a well sorted SuSE is far more flexible
    and enjoyable but does fall short in some areas. As has been said,
    SuSE on Mac might be the ultimate combination.

  10. #10
    Dave Taylor NNTP User

    Re: Mac OSX and Macs in general

    GofBorg <GofBorg@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote in news:yGn3s.6103
    $If2.3516@kovat.provo.novell.com:

    > I like the file manager. The hardware is
    > a beautiful piece of work


    Agreed. If I can get into localhost:631 and make needed changes and watch a
    spinning rainbow that goes away in a reasonable amount of time, I am happy.
    They sure make them tough "relative to cheap plastic notebook" and look
    good.
    I love the story of the teacher who had a pink one, booted all the time
    into windows xp, and bought it because it was pink. Their IT was trying to
    phone fix the "macbook" but it was just a pink xp laptop and the user had
    forgotten how to boot into MacOS.

    --
    Ciao, Dave

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