October 14, 2002 9:35 AM
I work with a guy who uses Mac OS 9 and uses several applications to make it more unix like. He has a Mac OS 9 native VIM editor, a SSH terminal application and a few other apps. Sounds like the ideal person to switch to Mac OSX, right? Wrong. The file system under OSX is so different from the Linux file systems that he is used to that he shuns the switch (but he uses Os 9? Yeah.). Maybe now he'll have reason to go for it
If you're one of the many Unix developers drawn to Mac OS X for its BSD core, you'll find yourself in surprisingly unfamiliar territory. Even if you're an experienced Mac user, Mac OS X is unlike earlier Macs, and it's radically different from the Unix you've used before, too.