Gripe against OSX [ was Re: osx talk meeting notes ]
rlotz at u.washington.edu
Fri Jan 24 09:05:05 PST 2003
On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Travis Saling wrote:
> Hmm... I don't (yet) own a Macintosh, but based on a friend's experience
> it works perfectly fine if you use the BSD filesystem instead of HFS+.
> I don't know if there's a conversion utility, but you are given the
> choice if/when you reinstall Mac OS X.
It will work so long as you don't have files that require the resource
forks. I've heard that if you loose the resource fork on your quicken
file that basically loose the data as well. Apparently Quicken stores a
lot of important data in the resource file (not just the icon, comments,
program creation ID, etc). I don't know if it was only past versions of
Quicken or if current versions are also vulnerable.
I do wish that the "Make Alias" context menu command created sym-links and
_not_ the MacOS aliases. OS X understands both sym-links and aliases and
all apps and GUI tools will follow them the same, but the unix tools don't
know what to do with an alias file. I think it's just sort of silly.
There are apps out there that will convert all your aliases to symlinks
> Obviously "Classic" won't work, but Apple's dropping support for that
> anyway, right?
No, their dropping support for natively booting OS9. The classic
environment (OS9 emulation) will still be available and supported for a
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