Re: Linux vs Mac OS 10.3(Panther)
On Wed, 2004-05-12 at 18:57, Isidoro Reyes wrote:
> Hi guys.
> I am thinking about buying a new Powerbook. And i'm wondering about the
> performance on linux. I mean, i'm not a linux begginer, i've been using linux
> for serveral years, so i don't mind to spend mi time checking or compiling a
> new kernel.
> I just need some good reasons to change to mac.
longer battery life
better display quality
security-by-obscurity (ppc CPU)
forget about streaming video and flash
Mac firmware is an incomprehensible mess
you can't run valgrind
most CD-player apps won't work
many audio apps won't work
graphics setup is right out of 1994
If you really wanted performance, you'd be getting a
desktop system. Go for an Opteron or Athlon64-FX with
doubled-up memory modules or a Mac G5. Linus is using
a Mac G5 now.