I've recently decided to give Mac OS X a try. For the past week or so I've been spending a good few hours a day working in Snow Leopard installed on a MacBook Pro borrowed from a friend.
While Mac OS is unlike any Unix-like operating system I've managed so far, there are certainly some of similarities. I can honestly say that I'm enjoying the Mac Book Pro so far, and hope to discover most of the differences compared to my previous Unix-like desktop which is Ubuntu 9.10.
Mounting NFS on MAC OS X
One thing which I noticed immediately was that out of the box it was impossible to mount any NFS shares from my Ubuntu NAS server. Any attempt to mount a remote filesystem would give me an error like this:
mbp:~ root# mount nasbox:/try /mnt
mount_nfs: /mnt: Operation not permitted