[nycbug-talk] Survey for upcoming 'Hacking iBook'
george at sddi.net
Tue Apr 20 22:12:28 EDT 2004
>> Sunny, why don't you explain why so many Linux people are so
>> Although I know most of the answers. . .
> From what I can tell..
>They don't want to spend, or can't afford, the premium for pretty
It is substantially cheaper to go i386. and who needs good looking
>boxes. I.e., they'd rather spend a week recompiling kernels and
>fiddling with X11 settings so that it runs on the toaster.
Nothing wrong with that. . .kernel hacking is something Apple people
don't get enough of. . .
>It doesn't align with the GPL (Grossly Political License). If you
>didn't notice, Apple refuses to distribute GPL'ed software with
>mainline OS X (though OS X Server and Developer Tools have GPL
>software). It's funny that the only GPL'ed software that people
>actually miss is readline.
>They can't dual-boot, Wine, VMWare, etc. to run the latest build of
>Windows XP to play their precious games :)
that attraction is also understood.
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