[Mageia-discuss] Why Mageia isn't a "Lion Friendly" distribution?

Buchan Milne bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net
Tue Dec 6 16:08:49 CET 2011

On Monday, 5 December 2011 15:57:06 Luiz Alberto Saba wrote:
> Hi guys
> Little time ago I bought a mac mini for use with my home theater system.

I selected an Acer Revo, since it is cheaper, has more standard connectivity 
options, and runs Linux.

> It does everything that I was waiting for.
> HDMI output with audio (HD) & video, so I can connect to my denon
> receiver etc...
> The problem is: Lion can't "see" a share in my mageia machine.
> Googling a little bit, I found that I need netatalk

AFAIK, Mac OS supports SMB/CIFS and NFS just fine. But, I don't use Mac OS or 
own any Apple hardware (except a bluetooth keyboard, as no-one else seems to 
make a compact bluetooth keyboard).

> (which we DON'T
> have) and a little xml for avahi (which we have).
> Following the "pie recipe" I was able to share my Media disk (2TB) with
> Lion.
> Then I was wandering... Why not make mageia more "mac friendly"?
> I think that it will be a good thing for mageia (nowadays almost
> everyone has some apple device at home (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac...))

I refuse to buy Apple hardware (besides said keyboard above).

Mageia works very nicely with all my other open-source-supporting devices. My 
HTPC (still running Mandriva) with XBMC browses my samba shares on my laptop 
running Mageia. My Nokia N900 shows the content on XBMC in it's media player 

> Comments?

I would personally prefer open-source friendly products receive better 
attention that proprietary products that have some open-source roots but 
proprietary business models and are otherwise hostile to open-source products.

But, feel free to maintain appletalk if you really feel it is necessary.


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