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    maltesej
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    Thumbs up Can someone give me some info?
    I have had my Mac from a few months now. I am a definite Windows Power user and would love to be one on the Mac. I have a few questions?

    What is the name of osX's shell?

    What is carbon?

    What do you call all the different extensions for macOS( tgz,sit,etc..)


    Why are there so many extensions? Is there a program that is used to open each? and now you dont need one because osX does them all?


    What are the different types of file systems for macOS, what ist he benefit of each? I am using osX Journaled I think?

    :mac:

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    The shell is called Darwin, finder > applications > utilites > terminal.
    Carbon is a name for a section of the OS including Perl File system is largely self maintaining

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    I believe the default shell is tcsh (trusted c shell). I think the unix kernel is call Darwin. When you run the terminal application, it creates a graphical window to the shell environment.
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    Here are a couple of links to look at for file extensions:

    Every File Format in the World

    Various File Formats and How to Deal With Them
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Or you can use the link to look through the search list of other sites on file extensions.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    OS X inherited linux extensions also, so that's why we have so many. We can uncompress pretty much any file out there

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