Geeking around on a mac or pretty much any flavour of unix is a step way way back into the ancient dark ages of computing compared to .NET, power shell etc. That at lest was one thing the Microsoft really got right.Ryanmf wrote:I love to geek around with computers. OS X is Unix.rosti wrote:If you like to geek around with computers = 1
If you want something that works right out of the box = 2
AppleScript and a bunch of ancient unix shells? Urgh - pain... lots of pain... Its like wading through a tar pit, though automator sometimes has it uses - its still very primitive compared to the results you can quickly get with a power shells script and some assist tools.
Yes - with a mac the nice thing is you don't generally have to mess with it unless you install a hell of a lot of junk.
Just deleting files is enough to remove a lot of things, but it still has it equivalent of a registry scattered around loads of files that you sometimes have to mess with at your peril - often more so than hacking the windows registry because of the way plist files are scattered all over. If I was being nasty - Id say they remind me of the really ancient days of DOS and early windows with its myriad of .ini files.