[Techtalk] Laptop recommendations?
elinor at mn.rr.com
Sat Jan 26 17:59:59 EST 2002
OS X is pretty fun. I have XDarwin installed on my iBook, the GIMP,
BlackBox, GTK, Gnome, and tons of other goodies. I find the GUI to be
really TOO slow though. I don't feel that a drop shadow actually
enhances my experience of a terminal emulation window. ;-) The fink
package is pretty cool for getting and finding all kinds of software.
I've had to use OS X server for a web server where I work as well, but
am getting ready to scrap it for Linux. OS X still isn't all that
stable in my opinion; I've found plenty of ways to crash my desktop
pretty much on a daily basis! One nice use I've found for OS X though
is visiting Linux boxes that may or may not have monitors. I use
openssh and X forwarding to access one of my machines at home all the
time. Then, my little iBook seemingly turns into a powerhouse. Ellie
On Saturday, January 26, 2002, at 04:35 PM, Ms. Piglet wrote:
> I'm having a *ball* with OS X, I think you'll like it. <g> It
> combines a
> stable GUI environment (much more luser-friendly than gnome or kde)
> with the
> ability to function in a very Linux-like environment....I hadn't ever
> poked at BSD systems before (except to invoke scripts, which from my
> standpoint was no different than invoking them in Linux), but I really
> Apple is also trying to encourage the folks who want to hack at porting
> Linux and BSD stuff to OS X....
> --pig, who thinks Windows would be history if Apple was ambitious
> enough to
> write OS X for Intel......
> On 1/26/02 4:24 PM, <jeannelan at wwc.com> shared this thought:
>> I want to buy an Apple Titanium now. It has 128 bit CPU, lots of
>> and runs the new Apple OS X - which is BSD with some lovely user
>> interfaces...next on my list.
> Megan "Piglet" Zurawicz
> listpig at earthlink.net
> piglet170 at attbi.com
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