PowerPC (Mac) Question
mccrosky at ualberta.ca
Thu Nov 2 16:42:45 PST 2000
There's one very simple reason why I run linux on my PPC G4.
Sometimes, in fact quite often, I need to use an OS other than linux.
In my extensive experience with both MacOS and various versions of
Windows, I have found MacOS to be vastly superior. If I were using
intel (or similar) hardware I wouldn't be able to use the MacOS.
I've got to admit, despite the *theory* of platform independance of
linux/GNU things are tough on a mac. I've been working for quite a
while to get xf86 running on my ppc-lfs and am just now (after patching
makefiles, asking a zillion people a zillion questions, etc) finally
ok, I guess you could call me macaddict...
Kyle West wrote:
> This is meant strictly as a philosophical question and is in no way intended
> to start a flame war or a "mac vs. pc" debate.. but here goes...
> Why would you buy a Mac to install linux on it? If Linux is the OS you are
> aiming for, why wouldn't you buy a PC laptop? To the best of my knowledge,
> it's far more available and supported on the PC... There must be some
> advantage to running linux on a Mac, otherwise I don't think people would do
> it (unless they're just mac addicts).. so what is it?
> >On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 11:53:33PM +0100, Florin Boariu wrote:
> > > I'm planing to buy an iBook and install linux on it. I'll use a
> > > cross-compiler to generate code for the G3 from my current Intel machine
> > > (that should work, shouldn't it?)
> >It should, if you do it right ;)
> >I'm no Mac expert (dreams of a Quad G4) but my advice would be to
> >install a distro like LinuxPPC and bootstrap off of it
> >Any Mac users wanna comment...?
> > > Anyway, the biggest sorrow I have right now is: now do you use X with
> > > one mouse button? I mean, ok, you can emulate a third button if you
> > > alreadu have two, but how the hell do you emulate a second if you only
> > > have one?
> >*patpats* No offense..G3/G4 are sweet machine but the single button
> >mouse sucks.. it's small and disorienting and only has one button ;)
> >You can buy other USB mouse that are "tradition" with 2 or 3 buttons.
> >Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com
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