Thinking of making the switch from MS to Mac OSX for use at home since I am more familiar with UNIX maintenance and upkeep. One reason is that I feel it would be more user friendly for my wife than Linux but offer more control than MS (MS registry is a joke).
Also, I require some development tools such as Perl, C, and various other scripting apps for work use. Is there any trouble porting between PC and Mac? Does Mac OSX ship with a SSH/Telnet client like PuTTY?
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Former Linux/software developer guy. As far as general sys admin stuff, it’s mostly irrelevant. It just takes a little time to figure out the “mac way” of doing things like adding users, sharing files, etc. Mac is definitely more spouse-friendly.
The ssh client is built in. I use it once in a while from the built in terminal application (Terminal.app) to connect to work machines.
As far as porting… Don’t know. Check into http://darwinports.opendarwin.org/.