On 22 Jan 2007, at 17:22, Chet wrote:
Thanks for the superfast responses, folks. Very helpful.
I was curious to hear if you recommend any additional steps before I
begin the Ruby/Rails/MySQL/Mongrel install. i.e. reinstall the OS from
scratch, add/remove any utils etc.
There might be a simple No answer to this, but coming from a windows
background, wanted to check if these steps are needed in the Mac world
specifically for a ROR dev machine.
Then let me be the first to simply say: “No” A Mac doesn’t come
with a heap of crap applications like some PC suppliers (ahum Dell
ahum). Should you get into disk space problems, you could remove
GarageBand (and it’s related files in Library > Application Support)
if you don’t use it, but with hard drives nowadays, that probably
won’t be necessary in the first few months :-). You can also skip a
virus scanner and spyware/adware remover, so for the first time in
your life, your portable won’t lose 10% of its processing power just
to keep your mind at ease.
I can recommend you some of my Mac favorites:
Â• TextMate (the must have Rails editor if you are on a Mac)
Â• QuickSilver (http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/)
Â• iTerm (Terminal with some extra nifty features)
Â• Transmit ((S)FTP)
Â• Vienna (RSS reader)
Â• Adium (Instant Messaging)
If you want to find these apps, check out http://www.versiontracker.com/
Peter De Berdt