[FoRK] More iPhone analysis
<jbone at place.org> on
Sat Mar 8 05:13:06 PST 2008
> Does that make us "sheeple?" I don't think so. It's merely a
> practical choice;
BTW, Tom, it might amuse you to know (in case I haven't related this
anecdote) that when I made my move to Mac back in late '01 the
original intent was to run Yellow Dog Linux on the (lightly) used
Titanium G4 15" that I picked up. I figured Apple made some great
hardware, but I'd been using desktop Linux for a while and needed a
laptop as we were gearing up to go on the road to raise money for
Deepfile. Didn't intend to run OS X at all, but repartitioned the
drive and reinstalled it just to play around with it a bit. I set the
machine up to dual-boot, made my sysadmin todo list of things I needed
to set up, configure, etc. on Yellow Dog. A month later the list was
no shorter --- perhaps even longer --- than it was initially.
Meantime I'd found myself booting into OS X more and more frequently.
Finally I gave up on Yellow Dog, wiped the drive of it --- and have
never looked back.
Worked for me, YMMV.*
* as mentioned, for compute cluster / server use, it's a different
story. apt-get install everything-i-need, baby.
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