On Sun, 17 Feb 2002 brocken22(a)gmx.de wrote:
I'd like to buy a new PW 550 and so I'm
interested what are the
reasons for using suse ppc or yellowdog-linux etc. Do you have old
hardware that it's not fulfilling the huge hardware-needs of OSX or
are there other reasons. What is your impression of working with OSX?
I run Linux 97 pct. of the time
Why not OSX? Or Classic MacOS?
It's a combination of different things:
OSX is impressive. No doubt about that: You have a great looking
userinterface with the possibilities of running Free Software /
GNU-programs side by side with Photoshop, MS-Word or whatever you like (or
need) from the non-free world. And with "Fink" using Debians packagesystem
it's easy to install new software.
I prefer Gnu/Linux over OSX because of 1) The concept of Free Software (as
a political project), 2) The combination of Gnu/Linux and KDE (or whatever
desktop you choose) beat OSX in performace. 3) Programs I like are
maintained on Linux. 4) I have worked a lot with Linux lately, and
whenever I boot in OSX or Classic I miss something.... virtual desktops,
the look of the menus in LyX or something.. 5) Gnu/Linux is sexy and have
a great community.
I guess I'm a strong believer in Free Software... :-)
..and no.... SuSE don't pay me! ;-)
I have a PowerBook "Pismo":
640 mb ram.
"Only whimps use tape backup: real men just save their
important stuff unencrypted and let NSA mirror it."