[OT] Re: apple mac laptop.
mikel.king at olivent.com
Sat Aug 9 15:55:39 UTC 2008
On Aug 8, 2008, at 3:44 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
> 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.
> thankee much!
> Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public
> Service Unix
> http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org
I also strongly encourage you to install MacPorts.org, when you
install x11 and xcode from the install media. There are methods of
adding users via CLI however since the Apple setup is rather
sophisticated I would recommend that you stick with the system
preferences panel to start with.
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