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Re: Why Linux on a Laptop?

On Tue, Dec 04, 2001 at 01:09:58PM +1100, Brendan J Simon wrote:

> I use Windows2000 and Cygwin everyday for work.  I have not rebooted my 
> system in over 3 months.  Windows2000 is much more stable than Win95/98 

It still lacks session saving, unfortunately.

> and Cygwin is very useful indeed.  Having said that, I am a big Debian 
> Linux fan and it is much faster that the Windows/Cygwin combo.  It's 

Also, Cygwin isn't particularly well integrated with Windows and appears
to have a number of annoying bugs (C-cing out of tab completion doesn't
appear to work, for example, and the drive specification stuff sucks).
Whenever I'm using Cygwin it never quite feels right - it's not quite
Unix and it's not quite Windows.

> horses for courses.  If most of your apps are unix based then Linux is 
> the way to go, if not then Windows/Cygwin may be suitable.

The best solution I've come up with so far is to work on a Linux box and
SMB mount filesystems I need from a Windows box, switching to that to do
things that require Windows.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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