Post- by Haimant Butz
Now a days there is big discussions over the usages of Mac and Linux, specially the script kiddies are very much queries bout usages of Mac and contented Linux-on-Mac .Just Look Around you will notice the surge in use of Apple hardware and Mac OS X. Since it is based so solidly on Unix, yet with an attractive GUI on top, OS X has appealed to a broad range of programmers and technical writers; especially the kind who have no affection for the Wintel way of doing things. Many of them stuck with Mac OS X because it worked. Lots wanted to explore alternatives, and install their own choice of OS. Your typical modern Mac comes with all the UNIX goodness you ever need, there are a bunch of Linux PPC distributions that you can, if you feel the need, install on your Apple hardware. By doing this please be sure about what you are doing to your computer.
I tried directly telling the other person that “ look I am dump and do not know much about hacking or tools, exploits, rooting, shell uploading, coding, defacing or taking control over cPanel. The moment I say this I get it back with the question “oh jaan this is what is your true colour? I never knew displays of skills are quite colorful. Aah! Leave it, in short what I want to say is sharing your knowledge with right kind of people or at rite time at place is worth otherwise its nothing but time waste. Because the other person is not going to give you any certification, he will be even more aggressive. You will waste you valuable time and energy over proving yourself to a wrong person. This is part of social engineering, and I am sure no classes will give you this awareness.
Now let us come to the fight between Mac and Linux. Mac OS X has made great strides in bringing a Unix-based environment to a consumer user-base, and has influenced Linux developers in the process, but it should not be treated in the same way. It remains a commercial, proprietary system, as good as the other complimentary technologies. It also depends on how familiar you are with Linux, if you run Mac OS X you are not in a position to delve into its heart and meddle with its innermost workings. You are simply messing around with your Linux kernel?
Let me site another example, the general assumptions says Mac OS X is easy to use; Linux is hard, especially for newbies. Well, my friend had a Linux desktop (it was Lycoris running on an old PC, in case you're wondering), and then my Mac OS X desktop. My friend had ever used Windows computers before was damn impressed with Lycoris. Because so many Linux distros and window environments have made such an effort to make former Windows users feel comfortable, some of them look so much like Windows as to be almost indistinguishable. Windows users see them and they do feel comfortable. Everything is where they expect it to be, everything behaves the way they are used to it behaving. They feel relaxed about using something that feels familiar. There are so many confusions, but as a lifelong Windows user, Mac OS X was completely alien, but consumer-level Linux felt almost the same.
So for running Linux on Mac hardware: (1) It is far more customizable for those who care and know how, and (2) it feels more like Windows than Mac OS X does, for those who care and have no wish to know how.
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