[gmx-users] Build on OSX with 4.6beta1

Albert mailmd2011 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 16:48:21 CET 2012

On 12/03/2012 04:40 PM, Justin Lemkul wrote:
> I think every OS has something to complain about, though Linux seems 
> to be the most friendly.  Yes, Mac has its quirks and annoyances (as 
> does Windows, which is becoming more and more common in the scientific 
> realm), but I would disagree that it's a complete nightmare.  I've 
> used a Mac for everything since 2005 and have always found a 
> workaround for any issue.  I think the main problem here is an 
> increasingly complex build system that has to take into account 
> breathtaking complexity in terms of hardware, OS, compilers, etc and 
> it just needs a bit of tweaking.
> -Justin 

well, probably each person has different opinions. I've just have a talk 
with friends around me who are also work on computational work. They all 
hold the same opions with me. If we would like to use the macOS for 
computational work, in most cases, in fact we are working on LINUX 
environment instead of macOS. They introduced tools to use Linux under 
macOS such as macPORT. In essence, they are not native macOS at all and 
they are always this or that problem there, and you have to waste lot of 
time working on them.

Personally, I would never consider and suggest to use macOS for 
computational work. It is no better than Windows for office work and it 
is no better than Linux for computational work, and I find no reasons to 
use a macOS.

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