Run Linux applications on OS X.

Geffy

OSNN Veteran Addict
#8
Yeah MacPorts is pretty good though I tend to just fetch and compile the source myself now so I don't have multiple duplicated copies of things like perl.

Also while you can run Linux GUI apps on OS X they look like turd so I never bother.
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#9
Yeah MacPorts is pretty good though I tend to just fetch and compile the source myself now so I don't have multiple duplicated copies of things like perl.

Also while you can run Linux GUI apps on OS X they look like turd so I never bother.
GUI based apps look like wibbling piles of excrement, however there are quite a few handy CLI tools/apps out there. A selection of my "port installed" looks like so:

aria2
id3v2
irssi
mp3splt
unrar
wget

....plus a ridiculous amount of things which are installed as dependencies. Admittedly, not a huge list, but tools I use quite frequently, and it's always handy being able to "port install xxx" when I need something. :)
 

X-Istence

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#10
Eh, the duplicated copies of apps is just a small price to pay for the convenience, especially since I can blow away my /opt tree and start from scratch.
 

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