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Re: [tlug] Linux-compatible Mac laptop?
- Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2007 20:59:02 +0900
- From: Joseph Essertier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] Linux-compatible Mac laptop?
> I doubt this is a worry any more. Then I should just get the machine I want? :) I looked at a colleagues' MacBook today. From a distance, it doesn't look exciting, like the PowerBook G4 (Titanium) did when it came out. But wow! iMovie has come a long way in the last few years, and iWeb is very cool. The magnetically-attaching adapter, the hard disk that stops when the computer is moved suddenly, etc. There are some nice new hardware features too. The simplicity is appealing. > If you've got software you like, stick with it unless you have a good > reason to change. Yes. "Mac joshiki": > everybody thinks the Mac Way is the only natural way. Because of > this there's generally less need to make gratuitous choices on the Mac > than on Linux. I see. CUPS has been a constant source of > annoyance, Yes. Not being able to print out at work has been a big annoyance for me. I've put up with it, and used Ubuntu anyway there, but I'm at a different university now, where there are more Mac users, and more of the projectors and printers work with Macs. Debian on the PrimePC works fine with my Linux-compatible printer, however, which has been a big source of satisfaction. > I haven't upgraded Office in 4 years (the iBook I bought last year > doesn't even have it installed). On a new Mac, I would use OpenOffice. multimedia apps (iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band, ...) seem to > be pretty usable Yes, they would be for me too. The final question I have in mind now is whether I should get the Power MacBook (about 250,000 yen), or the regular MacBook (about 170,000). The differences between them don't seem all that great. I don't need a huge screen. The regular MacBook seems plenty fast enough. The only drawback for me might be that the MacBook is a little heavy. A Sony Vaio from 3 years ago is much lighter. But 80,000 yen extra just for that? I'm not going to be carrying it around every day. Maybe twice a week I'd move it. It would be so cool to be able to use Linux applications like the Gimp, through Fink, or whatever on a Mac laptop. We'll see. Joe
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