KLUG Weekly Meeting Notes

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

 

APPLE’S MAC OS X UPDATE

Presented by Bruce Smith

Over 200 New Features in the Tiger Release Listed
http://www.apple.com/macosx/newfeatures/over200.html

Current Apple Release: Tiger v10.4.x
http://www.apple.com/macosx/

Chairperson John Bridleman recruited Vice-Chair Bruce Smith to
deliver the annual KLUG Apple Mac OS X Update. Bruce stepped up
and reintroduced us to a platform where hardware and software
compatibility is practically seamless. Everything just works
on Bruce’s Apple Powerbook G4 laptop.

Bruce Smith took us on a live demonstration tour of how he
navigates the Apple Mac OS X v10.4.x or Tiger GUI environment.
The tour included the look and feel of the desktop, the file
manager – Finder, application and system menus, system
preferences, Dashboard, Spotlight, development tools, X11,
OpenOffice.org v2.0, Camino, M$ Explorer – Mac, Firefox,
Thunderbird, Apple Mail, File Vault drive encryption, and
custom system configuration. Bruce answered specific questions
frequently during his presentation and graciously demonstrated
functions or features that people requested.

Bruce gave the Mac OS X v10.4.x the thumbs up! He said that
he could easily make the Mac his primary workspace. He had his
Powerbook G4 laptop dual booting Mac OS X 10.4.x and Ubuntu
Linux for the Power PC. He reported no problems with the
install of Ubuntu. You could see by his big smile that he is
very happy about all this. Many powerful tools in his hands,
and he knows what to do with them. Steve Jobs has delivered on
his promise!

The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open
Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. They modify Unix
software so that it compiles and runs on Mac OS X.
http://fink.sourceforge.net/

When Bob asked this question 6 years ago on the KLUG mailing
list… he may have had a few replies. Today? Apple Mac users
enjoy a BSD based OS that is really functional. The Darwin
kernel is Open Source but much of Mac OS X is proprietary.

>To: klug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [special moments in KLUG history]
>Subject: Linux on the Mac
>From: "Robert G. Brown"
>Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 10:33:07 -0400 (EDT)
>If you are running Linux (any flavor) on a Macintosh
>(any flavor), please send me direct (not a GROUP) reply.
> Regards,
> ---> RGB <---


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