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2 More Weeks of Snow

Part of me thought I would have left Snow Leopard and gone back to Linux for my desktop use, but so far, nope. I'm very happy and think that for most of my needs, OSX is as good or better than using Linux. I miss using KWIN + Plasma as my desktop, but with a little adjustment, most of my workflows have been replaced with suitable alternatives. I guess because I use mostly cross platform apps (Songbird, Picasa, Virtualbox, XBMC, etc), my daily routine remains largely unaffected. In addition my Hauppage USB card works better in Mac along with my printer (Canon), Scanner (Epson), and Keyboard (Logitech G15). This isn't a bash linux post. On the contrary, I miss the lack of boundaries that working on linux gives. I miss the freedom to change things, install from source, etc. Most of all, I miss being able to go into /etc/*.conf and fine tune things! I still use my openSUSE VM and now and then run an XP VM for work related tasks. All in all, a very comfortable setup.

Krusader + KDE 4.3 on Snow Leopard

There's just no substitute for good quality apps on your desktop. I missed using Krusader, Marble and even Dolphin! To get KDE 4.3 working, I followed the guide at : This got me 99% of the way there. For the last %, I needed to edit a plist file as per the following post. The first post is quite lengthy and the bits that worked for me are in the comments. I am posting it here, but do visit the original post for more info. All credit and thanks to the respective authors and commenters, they are the real heroes. once off. sudo chown -R ~/Library/Preferences/KDE launchctl load /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist once per login open /Applications/MacPorts/KDE4/

2 Weeks of Snow

I've been running Snow Leopard for 2 weeks. Its been remarkably dull. Everything works as expected. No major hassles thus far. Have installed macports and kde4 to have some apps I can't live without. Everything from nano to krusader ;)