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January 19, 2004

More Apple Fanboy-ism

My new Macintosh (does anyone still call them that?) should arrive this week. So I've been following Simon Willison and Ted Leung as they beat me to the switch.

Well, its time for a couple of links that they haven't mentioned (yet). First AskTog's review of Panther, containing a few hints and tips as well as suggestions for improving everyone's favourite operating system. Then, from that page, AskTog: Make Your Mac a Monster Machine.

It may be from Apple, but I'll still be using Vim and Python. You'll have to drag the command line from my cold, dead hands.

Posted by Andy Todd at January 19, 2004 01:27 PM


First you get a GBA-SP, now this. Get Gadget-Boy.

Who, me, jealous?

Posted by: Simon Brunning on January 19, 2004 04:01 PM

Don't worry, if you are good I'll let you have a look the next time we go out for a beer.

Posted by: Andy Todd on January 19, 2004 04:56 PM

Greetings, fellow geodologist!

Apple includes VIM and Python with MacOS X. I prefer the shell to Finder. I use /usr/bin/open to open apps and folders. I use pbcopy, and pbpaste to work with the clipboard. It all just works.

Heck, Terminal even supports focus follows mouse, which I got used to under the X Windows System.

The command-line is well supported!

Posted by: John P. Speno on January 19, 2004 09:58 PM