although MOST things are portable .. but I am finding that Mac users actually live with a lot of inconveniences for which there are hacks / solutions ..
like the aerosnap feature in Win7?
do yourself a favour and get this
One thing that brings a chuckle to my face.
There's a lot of sites that 'solves' the missing bashrc problem by inserting in the the bash_profile that 'Mac uses instead'
Oh gosh just rename your bashrc to bash_profile and hope ur bash customizations ain't Mac averse
I am still trying to find how to write to NTFS in Lion .... I can't believe that if it's working fine in Ubuntu I might possibly have to fork out money to implement this. Seriously Apple should just pay for the NTFS licence just to make the point that Mac is friendlier to multi platforms OR allow users to implement NTFS write with the caveat that it's a reverse engineered hack
vim syntax isn't turned on by default (WHY??)
cp /usr/share/vim/vim73/vimrc_example.vim ~/.vimrc
context coloring in bash Terminal (Why would Mac ship with default B&W color schemes?)
Check out the link above,
essentially insert these 2 lines
export CLICOLOR=1export LSCOLORS=GxFxCxDxBxegedabagaced
into your .bash_profile (not .profile )
Note: when working with vim, try to remember that crtl works as control and command is as per Linux / Win (not fun to mix up the keys on important documents)
add this alias will keep you from pulling your hair out when working in Mac and Linux environments
alias md5sum='md5 -r'Note that it will mean nothing in Linux
But if you liked to use 'md5sum -c' like me, you might have to install md5sum proper :( I am delaying this but I don't think looking md5sums by eye is fun or accurate)