As shown in the image, I just installed Ubuntu on my 2008 27” iMac. The UI is interesting, a combination of MacOS and Windows. From what I’ve seen, I think I’ll like the Ubuntu UI (Unity) more than Linux Mint, but I’m open. So far Ubuntu is also significantly faster than the latest versions of MacOS were on the same hardware, though that may be because MacOS had a few hundred thousand more files on it than Ubuntu has at the moment.
This is a nice article on the best Linux laptops of 2016, including what to look out for in graphics chips and other hardware issues. As I become more disgruntled with Apple and the direction of Macs and MacOS, I thought I’d start looking for a Linux laptop.
As a quick note, I haven’t tried to log into one of my GoDaddy websites in several months, and when I tried to log in just now I got this macOS ssh error message:
Unable to negotiate with <ip-address here> port 22: no matching host key type found. Their offer: ssh-dss
I don’t have much time to explain this today (I’ll try to remember to update it when I get back), but ... if you’re interested in seeing how to use the
sed command on a Mac OS X (macOS) system to search for newline characters in the input pattern and replace them with something else in the replacement pattern, this might point you in the right direction.
It drives me crazy when I log into my MacOS Yosemite and Sierra systems and I’m quickly hit with an Apple “You have updates” notification. It’s like I just want to get to work, and I’m reminded of updates I don’t care about.
I just learned that you can hide some updates from annoying you, but I haven’t found a way to get rid of other updates.
The last line in that image is amazing/sad: “None of Apple’s newest laptops can connect to its own flagship smartphones without using a dongle or purchasing a separate cable that doesn’t otherwise ship with any of Apple’s hardware.”
In this article I assume that you already know at least a little bit about how to use AppleScript, and just want to know how to trigger a MacOS notification. At the end of the tutorial I show how to invoke the AppleScript code using Scala and Java.
Here’s a little more discussion from this Twitter thread about why developers don’t like Apple’s latest laptop design.
I haven’t been blown away by MacOS (nee OS X) in quite some time, and the latest MacBook design seems to have annoyed even more developers. A good thing about this is that it got me looking into Qubes OS, “a reasonably secure operating system.”
Apple’s philosophy of “we design the hardware and software” works well when people like your work, but when people don’t like your design it’s easy to lose customers.