Copy-paste on a Mac is not the same as on Windows

For one week, I have been struggling with a weird problem. Let me summarize. I had an SVN working copy of WordPress. I needed to update this site to the latest WordPress. So I did the same as I always do: downloaded the latest WordPress, extracted it, went inside the wordpress folder, selected all files and folder, copied, then went into my working copy and pasted. I was then asked if I wanted to replace the content and blablabla, I said Yes.

Then, I went in Eclipse to commit my updated working copy, but then I was always getting an error. Something like « … containing working copy admin area is missing ».  I googled the problem, and the solution always seemed to be to delete the problematic folder and do an SVN update after. Which I did, and then I copied back the new WordPress files on top of my working copy. Then the same problem was occurring over and over again.

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Entering the Mac world

That’s it! I switched to Mac! I have been a happy Ubuntu user for nearly 2 years now. Happy, well, maybe not from the fact that I was using Ubuntu, but more due to the fact I was no more using Windows… However, since the beginning, there always were a few annoying glitches I learned to live with, but which were there, sleeping, always….

For example, I never got the language correcter to work in Open Office. The Linux version of Skype sucks. My printer scanner was half working. The soft phone I wanted to use with my VoIP provider never worked, etc… A lot of little tiny annoying things which, when I think about it, made me unhappy..

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