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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Sun, Apr. 23rd, 2006 04:41 pm
New System Specs

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elvendude
elvendude
The Elf
Mon, Apr. 24th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Initiate the RDF!

As was pointed out in one of the articles I read about the Intel mac stuff and the dual bootable macs...if Mac really wants to boost the sales of OS X and get it to a more mainstream audience (which is one of the stated purposes of the program that lets you put Win on a Mac), then they would release OS X for non-Mac built machines. *nod* I would use it. As it kicks Window's ass in almost every respect.

And, as I point out below Des, I don't have the foo to get a proper distro of Linux working. Until Linux just *works* straight out of the box, it cannot be mainstream. OS X and Win do.

Don't get me wrong, I would love to see Linux mainstream. But it has to work first.

And sorry xenithtoast, this rant just happened to come out here. Not even really sure why. *grin*


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, Apr. 24th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Initiate the RDF!

And, as I point out below Des, I don't have the foo to get a proper distro of Linux working. Until Linux just *works* straight out of the box, it cannot be mainstream. OS X and Win do.

True, true. But Linux is a lot closer now than it was even a year or two years ago. (Looked at Ubuntu at all?) Except for a few key areas (like wireless networking and accelerated video cards), it mostly Just Works(tm). There are varying levels of support, yes, but at least basic functionality is usually supported.

::shrug:: I find both OSX and Windows annoying (though OSX less-so) when compared to Linux. But, that's because (a) I'm weird like that, and (b) I have a large number of power-user tweaks in place that are difficult if not impossible to do on other platforms. (I don't think Windows would like it very much, for instance, if I tried to remap my Ctrl keys to F13 and F15, respectively. It wouldn't know what in the world to do with F13 and F15 if it saw them.)


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elvendude
elvendude
The Elf
Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Initiate the RDF!

True, true. But Linux is a lot closer now than it was even a year or two years ago. (Looked at Ubuntu at all?) Except for a few key areas (like wireless networking and accelerated video cards), it mostly Just Works(tm). There are varying levels of support, yes, but at least basic functionality is usually supported.

*nod* True, true indeed. I was futzing with SuSe this time around. And, indeed, it worked and even had a very happy installation program that made me smile. My problems were getting my wireless networking and video card working. Both absolutely essential to what I use my computers for. I have already gone over my video problems. As for the wireless...I could not find any options that would allow me to access a secured network. Non-secured worked just fine.

But, yes, the system as a self-contained unit, worked perfectly.

And I will look at Ubuntu. Give it a poke. :)


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