[OT] Re: apple mac laptop.
kline at thought.org
Fri Aug 8 19:45:01 UTC 2008
On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 08:47:50AM -0400, John Almberg wrote:
> >>(And yes, while one can run FreeBSD just fine on a Macbook, Sahil is
> >>right that the question is off-topic for these lists. :-)
> > Well, considering that they asked us (and NetBSD) for clues when
> > they were porting OSX, it didn't seem like my post was *that*
> > far Off! maybe a tiny bit.
> > Anyway, thanks to everybody who replied onlist and off.
> > gary
> I don't think it's far OT, either, since IMHO, Mac desktops and
> FreeBSD servers are the perfect, practical combination for many
> organizations, including my own.
This might better be asked offlist, but there may be others like
me who are clueless, and since you are familiar, I'll ask you.
How "interact-able" are FBSD and (say) MacBook? E.g., is there a
"BSD-way" of my creating an account of the Apple and using is?
It's got @G of RAM, and a 160G drive [!]. Apple says in plain
text that is is UNIX. (or maybe Berkeley Unix).
So besides the mac firewall [whatever], the laptop will be
behind my pfSense box. So... --and to be completely honest, the
main reason for this >> $1000 laptop is *security*. When she was
younger I wasn't that concerned is some kiddie cracker learned
that her favorite pet was a kitty. Different now.
Another question: can I install X11 without it bothering whatever
kind of mac front-end windowing comes with? Be great if I could
admin this BSD-based computer from my office.
> -- John
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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