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Apr. 6th, 2006

03:51 pm - LJ broken: Blah! & Fedora Core on Intel macs: Huh!

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Stupid LJ. I have default themed magazine layout, and yet, despite my style settings, LJ started screwing up the bgcolor of my pages a few minutes ago.

In the "huh, that's kind of cool" department (to go along with Boot Camp: XP on Macs), apparently people are at least on their way to getting Fedora Core 5 to work on a MacBook Pro (URL from bizzy_). Fun!

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From:bizzy_
Date:April 6th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
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re: fedora on macbook- this is fantastic news. I can't see a reason to purchase any other notebook at this point- especially if you happen to be a cross-platform developer. Now, about the cache monies..

re: the lj theme- omg hax!
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From:bizzy_
Date:April 7th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
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the more i think about it, a single notebook which will run:

MacOS
Windows
Linux
Solaris (soon)

is probably a notable event in computing history.
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From:mavjop
Date:April 7th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
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Perhaps. Is it monumentally more significant than Windows & Linux & Solaris (which has been possible for quite some time), or is it just incrementally more interesting/important? In spite of the "WOW!" factor, I tend to think that, objectively, it's more the latter -- incremental improvement.
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From:bizzy_
Date:April 7th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
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it would seem to me that a single platform which can natively boot pretty much every popular os choice is somewhat of a big deal. but maybe i've drank too much of steve's kool-aid :)
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From:mavjop
Date:April 7th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
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Well, I wouldn't call Solaris a "popular" OS. It's sort of the opposite. Not for the populace -- for corporations.

That said, my point was that adding MacOS to the list of major OSes that can be run on a single platform when it was already 3 of 4 (I'm pretending that *BSD don't exit).

That said... if you look at it from the other direction, which is I guess the way you're looking at it, going from 1 major OS that you can't run on the same box as all the others to 0 ... is maybe more significant.
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