[clug] Macbook linux

David Howe david at qednet.biz
Wed Jul 11 04:30:47 GMT 2007

Conversely I have found Cygwin a pain in the butt compared with using
Apple's X11 and fink. I have a happy wmaker desktop hiding behind my OSX
desktop and its a mouse click away.

> 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.
> Michael.
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