[nSLUG] Dell Inspiron 1525N w/ Ubuntu 8.04?

Joe Dunn me at joedunn.com
Wed Aug 13 22:05:52 ADT 2008


yeah Lukie!

Plus from http://www.macosforge.org/ you can get lots of cool open source
toys to play with. MacPorts will give you bsd ports tree and X11 on os x is
getting better. Its still annoying with spaces (spaces is like virtual
desktops in KDE/Gnome just not as good)

You'll get a much better computer if you can increase your budget.

Take the pluge!

Joe


On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 8:57 PM, Ian Bezanson <irb at ianbezanson.ca> wrote:

> Just to toss this in there.... OSX is based on BSD, so unless software's an
> issue just run OSX instead :)
> I've gone from years with OSX to 1 year with a Dell laptop running several
> flavors of *nix, and back to OSX again a few months ago on a shiny new
> MacBook and I've never been happier.  To be honest, having a laptop with a
> solid backend that I don't have to spend hours/days tweaking to maybe make
> everything work (my Dell was a nightmare) certainly saves some strands of
> hair from prematurely greying...
>
> I use vi daily and never had an issue with the keyboard, and OSX works
> great with WIFI (on the contrary Wifi on my Dell was a disaster on all
> distros other than Debian; as most new laptops'll be).  As for the mouse
> buttons, when I first went Mac I never "got it", but you get used to
> ctrl-clicking for the second mouse button pretty quickly, and you can set up
> gestures through OSX.
>
> Either way, I concur... get a MacBook and end your suffering.  They're well
> worth the money!
>
> --
> Ian Bezanson
> irb at ianbezanson.ca
>
> On 13-Aug-08, at 9:42 PM, Eugene Cormier wrote:
>
> On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 13:11 -0400, Joe Dunn wrote:
>
> Luke,
>
>
> Get a macbook. Toss vmware fusion on it, and thank me in the
>
> morning. :)
>
>
> Joe
>
>
>
> A couple of warnings about the macbooks...
>
> 1) there is no insert button and no other key combo to get an insert
> (very essential in maya or vi/vim etc...)
>
> 2) wifi is a little buggy (use to have to use ndiswrapper, but now
> ubuntu has a wl native driver for it)
>
> 3) no middle or right mouse buttons (although you can tweak the xorg
> conf to recognize 2-finger tap and 3-finger tap as middle and right)
>
>
>
> just somethings to consider
>
> Eugene
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