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  • Homebrew
    8 projects | /r/MacOS | 1 Mar 2023
    This is Reddit so they will most likely be people who say to download Macports, but frankly, I don't care, and homebrew is enough for me. I'm not smart, but I know not to download programs/random things without prior research, don't use sudo commands on things you don't know and don't enter your password if you feel unsafe.
  • Long-time Windows/Linux user with a new Macbook with some generic questions (Macbook Pro M1 Pro)
    2 projects | /r/applehelp | 27 Feb 2023
    The initial setup was quick and painless, but I quickly realized that MacOS does not ship with a package manager (to my surprise!) the Apple Store won't be enough to cover my needs, so onto Google I went. I learned that the two most popular package managers are Homebrew and MacPorts. After reading for a while, I found some users concerned about how Homebrew managed folder permissions (here and here), and with the fact that it installs already compiled binaries, which may be a security/privacy issue. However, it seems that the folder issue was addressed with the ARM release of Homebrew, which now installs under the /opt/homebrew folder.
  • Homebrew 4.0.0 release
    6 projects | /r/apple | 16 Feb 2023
    On Linux, most distributions come with their own package manager out of the box (e.g. Ubuntu / Debian has APT). One annoying thing about macOS as a development platform is that it does not come with one out of the box, and Homebrew has emerged as the most popular third-party management by far. There are other ones like MacPorts as well but I think this is the kind of thing where the popular one tends to become more popular because people don't want to learn/use multiple package manager. I actually used to use MacPorts before I switched to Homebrew just because it's been getting a lot more momentum / features / development and it's where every package is.
  • Want to revert OS so we can run Aperture and see family photo archiv
    3 projects | /r/osx | 28 Jan 2023
    Others have offered solutions, but for future reference the actual Terminal commands that failed would be useful; "File not found" sounds like a path error, "Command not found" sounds fixable via Homebrew or Macports
  • UNIX as a concept, vs a trademark
    2 projects | /r/unix | 28 Jan 2023
    TL;DR, about the section that states software from other UNIX-like OSes is hard to port to MacOS, how about homebrew and macports?
  • Best apps for a newbie to not miss ? I am going to use my first ever MBP I need recommendations please to make most of the machine
    14 projects | /r/macapps | 24 Jan 2023
    homebrew is the most popular package manager on MacOS. It's painfully slow compared to linux package managers but it works. Macports is an alternative and Nix works on MacOS as well. They can be used to download both terminal and GUI applications.
  • Questions about MacOS
    4 projects | /r/MacOS | 19 Dec 2022
    Most of my workflow could replicated under Mac. For the "horrible" window management I use amethyst (auto tiling) and Magnet (windows like) for search I use raycast and for software management I do use the cli with homebrew, mas and ports. The cool thing with homebrew cask you can install all programms from the web that aren't in the App Store and the App Store apps will be updated via mas. You can even update your mac with the terminal so everything like in linux.
  • Linux on Mac
    2 projects | /r/mac | 26 Nov 2022
    I don't think anyone has ported yum (+ repos) to MacOS. There are other package managers for UNIX software: There is Nix, Fink, MacPorts, and Homebrew. Homebrew is probably the most popular, followed by MacPorts.
  • Best Photo Management Software For Linux
    5 projects | /r/linuxquestions | 12 Nov 2022
    If you haven't given it a try, the MacPorts project ports a lot of open-source to the MacOS platform in a very Arch Linux way.
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