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Re: [MacPerl] Perl in the workplace

On Tue, Jun 15, 1999 at 02:19:31PM -0700, Vicki Brown wrote:
} Especially if you don't want to learn Unix SysAdmin, get the Mac, get the
} secure telnet connection to work, get a mac for work, get a mac for home.
} And you'll be the one grinning at the people trying to make X windows work
} and hunting for a word processor that runs under Solaris.

LyX.  The output, of course, is far superior to any commercial
software, because it uses TeX/LaTeX on the back end.  Not available
under MacOS, unfortunately, but at least OzTeX and CMacTeX are
available (along with the nifty but pricey TeXtures).  TeX gives you
almost effortless publication quality output; no WYSIWYG word
processor I've ever seen or used does that.

Speaking of "secure telnet connection", telnet isn't secure.  ssh is,
though, and is available on both ends (sort of, if you don't mind
bending some US Federal laws or don't mind the Data Fellows telnet
client, or were lucky enough to snag a copy of Better Telnet SSH.  The
new Telnet rewrite is supposed to get SSH some day.)

And X windows is rather trivial to get working on a Linux box.  Gnome
makes it look pretty good, actually.

However, I agree with the sentiment.  A simple telnet-style terminal
under MacOS and ftp to transfer files is a fine way to run Unix.

} - Vicki
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Paul Schinder

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