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A new iTerm2 fork
Authored by: hypatia on Sep 10, '10 05:07:25AM

As an old time Unix hack, I hated the built in terminal app, it was and still is very unlike xterm, which is what I was weaned on. iTerm fixed the major drawbacks of terminal (copy 'n paste, focus follows mouse...). iterm is probably the application I use most on the mac, without it, I'd probably have switched to Linux & Gnome by now.

If you want column data, try awk or cut.

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A new iTerm2 fork
Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 10, '10 11:28:21AM

Amazing that you'd move to an entirely different OS just to gain a terminal application ... that also happens to be available in both OSs anyway.

Whether you're talking about xterm, gnome-terminal, or konsole, all three are available for OS X through Fink.

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A new iTerm2 fork
Authored by: sinned72 on May 02, '11 10:42:01AM

As a full-time 24/7 Unix administrator I can totally understand this sentiment. I loathe using Windows as it does not have the feature set that X-Windows has for a Unix administrator and none of the programs I used under Windows were ever worth their price in my mind (300 for a real Windows version plus 100 for decent terminal plus 300-600 for an X-server just to have a chance at Linux functionality) so I was looking at where I could use a Linux laptop and was mostly disappointed by what I found.

I thought about using OS X for a while but was not willing to shell out the coin until I was absolutely sold on the choice being right. I was able to get a system for around the price point I was happy with for testing it out and was pretty much sold in a few months and I managed to get pretty good use out of the iBook G3 800MHz I bought (still have it and it still works too - pretty slow with Tiger on it though.)

Switching OS/Platform for a specific application is not really that unheard of, how many organization use MS Office for compatibility and therefore are tied to Windows (until recently Office for OS X was only marginally better than OpenOffice in terms of compatibility.) For me, it can make sense, especially if you are doing more than half of your work in that application.

Cheers, Dennis

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