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Re: [tlug] Linux-compatible Mac laptop?
- Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 16:54:43 -0400
- From: Scott Robbins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] Linux-compatible Mac laptop?
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On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 07:20:36PM +0200, Niels KobschÃtzki wrote: > On Apr 12, 2007, at 4:29 PM, Scott Robbins wrote: > > >45 minutes for them to test it. > > That's the reason why everyone in the Mac-community tells one usually that you > should get a MAC OS X-compatible WLAN-USB-stick instead of an internal airport > card if it's defect. Cheaper, if you've done the right choice you have an > external antenna and you can use the funky Kismac-stuff for eh...having a > greater choice in "open" networks ;) Gee, it's Jonathan's fault then--when he told me I should get one (7 years ago? When did we meet in Tokyo) he didn't mention it. > And ehâI would ask some friends for lending their airport card for testing > itâ create a new account or use the hardware-check-disc which is shipped with > every mac, booted from a rescue system or from another Macâ > It's more or less the same as with a non-Apple-machineâ Yes, I know. As I said, my main purpose was to vent. Unfortunately, finding someone with that older card is difficult. I haven't even had a chance to try with a new account, or run the hardware check, all that is coming. Please take my posts as good natured venting rather than a request for help. > > With a laptop the problem stays the same except of RAM (you should take care > that you've buy from a shop who knows which RAM an Apple-computer takes w/out > any problemsâI had never problems but I never wanted to buy no name-RAM as > well) and ehâMini-PCI-cards (usually WLAN - solution explained above). My big problem is that Apple discontinued this card. Actually, even with a PC it might be an issue (though we have a few kicking around at work) because now they all have builtin ethernet. > > > >they're so much more popular than MS--at least until Vista, one didn't > >need special hardware to run an MS system. > > You don't even need special hardware for Vista - only if you want the fancy > stuff. I wasn't sure--I figured though, that if I dared compare Mac to MS, I better cover all bases. :) [Good points about the usual high quality of Apple hardware ruthlessly snipped] I have to agree that if I had the choice of hardware, I'd probably choose Apple unless the price difference was really noticeable. In general, I can't think of any MS laptops I have around here which are as old as the Apple and run as well. (This has a G3--probably 850, and 383 megs of RAM or whatever it is around that figure.) The other reason I wouldn't get her an MS machine at this point is that she and her friends will send, download and click on anything. -- Scott GPG KeyID EB3467D6 ( 1B848 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 D575 EB34 67D6) gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys EB3467D6 Kendra: I call it Mr. Pointy. Buffy: You named your stake? Kendra: Yes. Buffy: Remind me to get you a stuffed animal.
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