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5 Things I Miss From Linux When Using OSX

Sep 10, 2010, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"I have been a Linux user for over 10 years. I have used it exclusively on my home systems since that time and although it was a struggle at the beginning, I haven't had any desire to use any other operating system … until now. Recently I purchased a MacBook Pro. Principally because I like the hardware, and can put Linux on it. However, it has also given me the opportunity to use OSX. In fact I've been using OSX quite a lot – given I've paid for it, I want to really see how it works. However, in the course of using it, I've come across a number of features of Linux and the KDE desktop that I greatly miss. If you think I'm wrong on any of the items below, please let me know – I'd love to be able to fill in some of the gaps I've found. This is my list:

"1. A Package Manager

"Package management is a central feature of most Linux distributions. Whether it be apt, rpm, emerge, packman or the myriad of other package managers, the basic premise is the same – the ability to update every piece of software on your system from a central application, so that everything is up to date and secure. Furthermore, with most package managers, software dependencies are automatically resolved, and finding new software is a simple matter of searching in the package manager – no need to trawl download sites online, or worse still go to a bricks and mortar shop to buy it in a box."

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