[R-sig-Geo] R-sig-Geo Digest, Vol 88, Issue 23
b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Thu Dec 23 15:33:17 CET 2010
2010/12/23 Ralf Schäfer <senator at ecotoxicology.de>:
> BTW: "Linux Techies" should have no major probs with Mac, given that the
> Mac system commands are more or less the same as for Linux systems
Yes, but try asking an average Mac user how to get a command line.
Here's the dialog:
Can I get a command line?
A terminal emulator.
A thing where you type stuff.
No, a command line interpreter.
Like a DOS command box.
Is it called 'MacTerm'?
Eventually you trawl through a dozen wobbly-iconned shine-fests, into
the dusty, unexplored regions of the Mac UI until you do actually find
it. Of course even then files are in different places, the terminology
is different (what is a 'Framework'? what is 'Xcode'? Do I really have
to sign up and pay to get a C compiler?).
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