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Re: reading linux from MacOs

On 04 Jul 2001 02:30:11 -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 12:00:57PM +0200, pejvan@free.fr wrote:
> > 
> > well, IMHO, and i'd like to apologize in advance if i hurt your feelings people,
> > but I dont think that linux is the best for everything everything, and I really
> > like to work with macOS too.
> GNU does everything i need it to do.  i haven't felt the need to boot
> MacOS in a looooooooong time, in fact ive never felt the need to boot
> since i deleted it, and even before that.  


a) my epson wide-bed printer worked with Linux,
b) the CAD program I need were ported to Linux,
c) there was an application equivalent to iMovie for Linux,
that could output into a standard file format readable by
Linux, MacOS, and PC's,

I'd agree with that.

If the application with C) could output to a DiVX format that
worked in a cross-platform manner, it would have a jump
on iMovie. 

> > anyway, a mac is just way to expensive if it's just to use linux on it, but
> > again that's my HO...
> a PowerPC is just too nice a hardware to bog down with such a broken
> and crippled OS ;-)

I find myself wondering from time to time, if you don't have to run
MacOS on it,
why put up with the aggravation of using a non-X86 linux? Don't get me
I am _very_ grateful for the time you and others have put into this;
it's given me
two computers for the price of one.

OTThirdH: Mac laptops aren't nearly as cost-ineffective for non-Mac
as their desktops are.


PS: I'm still trying to figure out how to deal with that dpkg problem
I'm having. It won't
let me purge the packages, it won't let me install new ones, it just
tells me it can't
lock a certain file or directory or whatever and refuses to do anything.


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