[clug] Macbook linux

scudette at gmail.com scudette at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 05:08:46 GMT 2007

On Tue, Jul 10, 2007 at 12:29:46PM +1000, David Howe wrote:
> Unless you must have Linux, you might look at using the existing BSD  
> framework on OSX, I have managed an adequate GNU environment using  
> Apple's X11.

I never understood this - OSX seems to have such a half arsed gnu
installation that you need to jump through so many hoops just to get a
simple usable system up. I found Cygwin (on windows) simpler to set up
and with a more authentic GNU experience (wmaker anyone?)

Really what is the difference? Cygwin on windows looks more at home than
a GNU environment on OSX. Of course there is no substitute for the real
thing and if you have a choice a pedigree ubuntu/debian (or if you're
desperate FC) box is the bee's knees. If you want a gnu system, just get
one - if you are considering getting osx and retrofitting it - you might
as well get a windows box and retrofit that.


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