[nycbug-talk] Survey for upcoming 'Hacking iBook'

Bob Ippolito bob
Tue Apr 20 22:39:00 EDT 2004

On Apr 20, 2004, at 10:21 PM, Sunny Dubey wrote:

> I'm not here to start another mindless flame-thread.  Just here to 
> present a
> different mentality.  This is my last post for this thread.  I just 
> don't
> care, finito.
> Sunny Dubey
> PS:  To Bob Ippolito, I suggest you find better reasons than linux 
> users not
> affording apple's hardware as reasons why we are more hesitant than 
> most
> *BSD folks. Additionally compiling bucket loads of software is 
> something is
> linux users have yerned for from the *BSD port's tree.  (And something 
> *BSD
> users have always bragged to us {S}RPM/DEB/ETC dwellers)  I guess it 
> would
> take a *real* bsd user to know that ...  I was expecting *much* better 
> and
> I am somewhat disappointed.

I thought it was obvious that my comments were light hearted and 
verging on troll.. but wipe that aside and the only reasons I have 
heard from OSS developers are either price, political, or win32... but 
mostly price.

That said, I know a bunch of people that choose to run Debian or the 
like on their iBooks, and it suits them just fine.  iBooks/Powerbooks 
are probably the best portable platform for ANY *nix right now, whether 
it's running Linux, FreeBSD, OS X, etc.


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