macOS Sierra review – Behind enemy lines

I’ve never owned a single Apple product but lately I’ve been wondering how good a real UNIX certified operating system might actually be. To get my feet wet, I decided to try out macOS Sierra in a VirtualBox session on a Linux host. I’m aware that much of the Apple experience is closely connected to the hardware, but personally I was more interested in the isolated OS experience.

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Exit Slackware, enter Gentoo Linux

After being a Slackware user for the last eight years, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that the distribution suffers too greatly from being stuck in the past. Slackware lacks too many essential features to be useful in the enterprise world (Kerberos and PAM… 2016 anyone?). Even a real package manager with dependency resolution seems to be out of the question for the foreseeable future.

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