Re: Why Linux on a Laptop?
> I'm wondering what everyone's motivation is for using Linux on a laptop
> instead of Cygwin + Windows. The way I see it, a laptop is basically a
> PDA. People usually use them for typing down stuff during classes,
> conferences, in the library, for presenting (powerpoint) material, or for
> keeping all their mail and personal archives in one place, etc. Laptops
> get used much as servers or development workstations, are they?
Whether you intended this as a troll or not, sending something worded
like this to a linux laptop list _is_ a troll, so it ill behooves you to
be insulting to those who see it that way.
but to answer your question:
- Absolutely, my laptop functions as a PDA
- it also contains a complete copy of the Oracle database I work on for
my client, including the web server - so in this case it becomes all of: a
server, a web server and a development workstation
- yes, it keeps my mail in one place by running an IMAP server so that I
can access it from any machine on my network, but when I move, my IMAP
server goes with me
- but of course the big point is that I simply can't stand Windows.
Sure, I _could_ do all my work on Windows but why would I want to?
Linux is more stable, at least as easy to use, and generally more fun.
(Yeah, someone pointed out that W2K was stable, but I can't afford it).