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Leaving the Dark Side

Discussion in 'Gear' started by maximus, Feb 11, 2008.

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  1. maximus

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    In the last 3-4 years, I have had to buy 2 PCs because of troubles. It's time for a change.
    I bought a Black MacBook last night...
    Finally.
    It should be here by Friday.
    Any help, suggestions, etc would be nice
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  2. Yossarian

    Yossarian I am Him.

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  3. Slackmaster

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    Bah.

    You could have save money by just buying a fast Intel box and putting Linux on it.

    The "unique look" of the mac is just a well tuned KDE desktop with some whistles and bells lifted from the open source community.
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  4. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    No way dude! Mac is 100x's better. They look coooool!
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  5. VolnTitan

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    I had a co-worker who is your normal computer user. Not an expert, but not afraid to dive into a computer. He put Linux on one of his computers and hated it. All the code and stuff....if you don't know Linux, tough to run.
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  6. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

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    Good choice, but Linux is nice if you know how to use it.
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  7. Slackmaster

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    Mac OS X is in most respects, Linux. It is a Unix based operating system. It is a little better in that it has some innovations from Mach and NeXtOS.

    The desktop is the same as a KDE desktop with Konfabulator. Mac has been "ripping off" the open source community for a long while.

    And you can compile code for Linux on a mac and it usually works.

    The Ubuntu family of "Just Works" Linux installs are pretty bulletproof.
    Grab a Kubuntu disk and throw it on an old computer for a test drive.
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  8. maximus

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    I'm planning on wiping my PC hard drive and putting umbutu on it and using it as a server when I move out
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    The reason I didn't go with Umbutu is that a couple fold
    1. I had open office and wasn't to fond of it (this was a couple of years ago), the newer Open Office is better from what I understand
    2. I don't want to reformat my HD and then realize I need something that I didn't save on to my external (i.e. school paper). I probably won't move out until I graduate, thus, I won't have to worry about school papers.
    3. I didn't want my only computer to be a linux. I'm not familiar with it and don't want to worry about dealing with a OS I'm not familiar with.
    4. There are several features about the Mac that I like. I'm not sure if they are availible on a linux machine
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  10. Slackmaster

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    You should be able to put Linux on your Mac and dual boot.

    But if you are going to get a Mac, you can do all that Linux stuff anyway.
    Compile from source, jack with the command line. It is just that most Mac users don't go that deep with their systems.
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