Re: Is it crazy to buy a MacBook?
- From: Peter Hummers <phummers@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 05:23:33 -0500
On Sun, 10 Dec 2006 02:15:02 +0100
"Felipe Alfaro Solana" <felipe.alfaro@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just curious - why run Ubuntu on a Mac platform, instead of OS X?
Is there something you need in Ubuntu, that isn't available/can't be
compiled & run on OS X?
Cause Linux is far more flexible, sexy, nice-looking and powerful :-)
Some people (like me) think even Gnome or KDE are too bloated and unnecesarily complicated. (I run xubuntu with IceWM.) In comparison, OS X is like a Rube Goldberg ( http://preview.tinyurl.com/f9bub ) device.
Its core, Darwin, is interesting and useful; for example, it will automount devices (but then, so will ubuntu). But OS X buries Darwin beneath this behemoth of a GUI, which needs 1G of memory to run reasonably, that provides ... bouncing icons?
I have also seen many new world Macs with indifferent build quality (though I haven't seen any MacBooks). The old world Macs were built like Volvos.
I bought a used Lombard for under $200 that runs ubuntu brilliantly. The Pismo, for a few dollars more, has firewire, too.
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