Finally jumped on the bandwagon – and I like it:
When I put in my ssh password (after generating the key with a proper ssh-keygen at a prompt with no cygwin fumbling) a little box popped up asking me if I wanted to keep the pass in the system keychain. 10 points!
Unison the tool you can’t live without once you know it. Grabbed a gui version. No installing or anything, just “click” - “go”. Sweet - except that I had forgotten how big my main root has become…
Then there’s a proper GNU toolchain ready for the picking at apples
developer connection – XCode
is a chunky download, but then you’re set to go. Should work with
if I get a need for some
config && make && make install.
Off my favorite tools, everything is just there (I checked this beforehand, of course):
- Firefox – Safari isn’t bad, but I need my GTDinbox
- Inkscape – your favorite svg editor
- JabRef – am really looking forward to working with my favorite bibliography tool with the fast pdf previews!
- Paraview – I guess this is niche. But massive 3D datasets are cool
- Truecrypt – just released for Mac :)
- Unison – the one and only file synchronizer. Now I’m running it across Windows, Gentoo, and OS X without a hiccup.
- Bye bye Launchy, long live Quicksilver
LaTeX will be next – I hope previewLaTeX will be easy because it will be hard to live without now.
All in all, it looks like OS X will behave just like I want it to – with no tinkering! I usually spend a few days getting a new windows machine just right. The way things are looking, I should have my first OS X system up to speed in less than that!