[clug] Macbook linux

Mike J astro_mikel at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 11 06:07:05 GMT 2007

Thank you to everyone that replied, your information has been very helpful.

At the moment i've gone off the mac idea and am now leaning towards the new 
dell xps m1330
seems to be pretty good specs for the price (after i upgrade to at least 

My main reason for steering away from the mac was that i wanted to use linux 
as my primary os, which doesn't appear to be the best idea.



>From: "David Howe" <david at qednet.biz>
>To: scudette at gmail.com
>CC: linux at lists.samba.org
>Subject: Re: [clug] Macbook linux
>Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 14:30:47 +1000 (EST)
>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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