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May. 10th, 2008

07:35 pm - Dude, where's my pixels?!

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From:mavjop
Date:May 12th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
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If I wanted to run OS X at all, I would get a Mac. The only reason I haven't got a Mac laptop is that I don't want to run Mac OS X. At times, I've considered whether I might somehow manage to get used to OS X as my primary OS, but it falls short for me. I'd be more likely to bludgeon Linux onto a Mac laptop than to bludgeon OS X onto a PC laptop.
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From:wy
Date:May 12th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
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Sure. Not much bludgeoning involved, really. For me, it's a better linux. Same CLI tools, same apps (via macports) ... Still keep a windows partition around, but I boot it less and less.
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From:mavjop
Date:May 12th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
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I dislike the kludginess of package management on OS X [1], and it is far less well-supported in terms of buildability of Open Source software, plus the software I work on day-to-day is not supported on OS X, so I prefer to use a variant of Linux which is at least closer to supported (and tends to involve a lot less screwing around to make work). Oh, and the filesystem sucks.

[1] You can choose one of several, that sort of glom on top of the OS, but it's nothing like the elegance of, say, Fedora, where /everything/ including all parts of the OS gets managed through one package management system (rpm), and you can do 99% of what you need to do through yum, which makes life even more wonderful. Installing stuff on my Mac feels like such a step backwards.
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