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Kenja
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 9:49 am    Post subject: Thinking of new PPC purchase Reply with quote

Hi,
I know many people feel that x86 notebooks are a better bang for the buck but what I want is a super slim book. I've been looking hard for an x86 book as slim as the Powerbook 12 or 15. I've found some that may compare but they usually have a VIA CPU or a Celeron 1.4. Pretty weak imho. I feel a 1GHz Apple should greatly outperform the afore mentioned options. P4 books need more cooling and that usually bulks them up. Anyone have any thoughts on my conclusion?

Also I'm hearing that Panther outshines KDE/GNOME, but from looking at KDE/Karamba I think they've pretty well imitated OSX.

I've decided to make Gentoo my new home on my PC's. I love it and feel it is better suited as a long term choice than any comercial OS. I like the fact that I can span architectures with one OS. This opened up the posibility of getting an Apple to me so I figured I'd toss the question to you guys.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I decided to give it a shot. I've never had a Mac, but recently sold my old laptop because it was way too big and heavy with all the other stuff I have to carry in my backpack. (I'm a freelance geek specialized in marine remote sensing).

It's hard to find anyone that says anything bad about an Apple laptop, and the battery life that is claimed seems to blow away any of the x86 variety. Guess I'll find out for myself pretty soon. Comparing feature for feature and taking quality into account, used Macs can be had quite reasonably I think. This is especially true with laptops, since it is impractical to build them from commodity components like I do with all my desktop machines.

I'm pretty excited (yeah it's sad, but you understand, right?) about playing with OS X and mac-on-linux. The Gentoo on PPC docs are excellent, which should help a lot.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as a gentoo on ppc user (iBook, and old g3 all in one), i love it.

the battery life is excelent, and i have everything that i need workign on it (sound, printer, network) which makes me happy. also, its very fast and mol suprised me with its efficiancy.

have fun

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'm stoked. Learning a new OS is a huge bonus. Plus, I hooked up with a very cool ebay trader and he is going to cross-ship since I have spotless trading references.

There doesn't seem to be any problem with hardware support. I've been running Linux for 8 years, so I know enough to check that carefully before I buy anything.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah. osx is beautiful..... on a practical level however, id take gentoo any day.

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