Jason Friedrich

macos

Shit, I am feeling really old today. macOS was released 20 years ago. Of course, it was called “Mac OS X” back then 😄.

I never worked with MacOS 9 myself, but I rembember driving to Düsseldorf to get one of the first copies of MacOS X Tiger in 2005. Back then I had a PowerPC Mac Mini. I remember feeling excited. After years of using a Linux desktop system, it was great to finally have a well-designed graphical user interface, but at the same, don't miss out on the powerful UNIX tools.

Nowadays Windows has caught up a lot with “Windows Subsystem for Linux(WSL)” and their increased support for Open Source software and services. But Apple has a revival of their with their new ARM hardware — even though macOS Big Sur is not so great 😞.

#macos #software #en

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I read and hear a lot about Wireguard the last couple of weeks. Even Linus Torvalds seems to like it – and praise like that is not easy to achieve. When people say so many good things about it, I should give it a try. I was looking for an OpenVPN alternative anyway.

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After the fuck-up fairy visited the Apple Notes team, I found myself without a usable notes application. Why they were so braindead to choose such an abominably small default font, and didn’t include a preference to set font size application-wide is incomprehensible to me. But that is a rant for another post!

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Unfortunately I need to work with Windows from time to time. I am depending on some tools that are only available for that OS and a Virtual Machine is not always handy. So when Microsoft made the Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer back in January, I decided to finally upgrade my Windows XP and use Boot Camp and bring Windows 8 to my mid-2009 Macbook Pro. It was not that easy…

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Letzten Samstag war es endlich so weit, ich habe mir Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 zugelegt. Es war ein kleiner Kampf, da das Betriebssystem in Dortmund, Essen, Bochum und Düsseldorf ausverkauft war. Sogar mein Lieblings-Systemhaus wurde von der Anfrage schlicht überrollt. Nur der Saturn in Düsseldorf hatte noch 200 Stück auf Lager. Zum Glück ist das Ruhrgebiet durch die vielen Autobahnen eng miteinander verzahnt. Christian wurde eingepackt und musste mit. Ein Entkommen war dank meiner schier unüberwindbaren Überzeugungskraft nicht wirklich möglich (wie wäre er auch von dem Saturn Markt in Eving wieder weg gekommen?!) ;–). Hier nun mein erster Testbericht.

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