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 Post subject: Lovin' the Gnome
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:49 pm 
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Howdy.

I had Ubutu installed on an older compaq and liked it so much I wiped Leopard from the MBP and installed Ubuntu with Gnome and Compiz.

IMO, the OS - compiz eyecandy is superior to OS X. It's absolutely gorgeous.

A bit of tweaking and the MBP is almost fully functional - backlit kbd, all function keys, secondary click with trackpad etc -(sleep when closing the lid is hit or miss).

There is no way Linux is easier to set up and use than OS X, as some suggest but the set up experience is very much improved even from a year ago. IMO most people could get a functional set up running out of the box.

Anyhow, the MBP is super zippy and I'd imagine that even something like a Ti would be very fast (faster than Leopard) running Linux with similar eyecandy .
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 Post subject: Re: Lovin' the Gnome
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:16 am 
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I ended up moving back to Leopard as maintaining functional consistency between my desktop (Leopard) and MBP (Ubuntu 8.4) was too unfamiliar and time consuming.

After using a modern Linux distro for a while, I see Apple's 'nix GUI in a less favorable light. Hardy Heron has lots of eye candy, which also improved usability, was highly customizable and was very speedy.

My unfamiliarity with Linux's OS not withstanding, I think Apple really shines in the applications, rather than the OS itself.

Anyhow, color me very impressed with Linux (Ubuntu in particular).

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 Post subject: Re: Lovin' the Gnome
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:36 pm 
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Yeah, I was relatively impressed with Ubuntu version sumpting (this was last year) running on my 1.5GHz G4 upgraded AGP G4 with a stock videocard (16MB ATI sumpting) and 1GB of RAM. Pretty snappy OS, really easy to figure out, but I was like, “OK, what now?”, and of course now I’m back to using OSX Tiger… but I’d like to have one of my machines running Ubuntu just to keep familiarising myself with the ins and outs of the OS.

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I've been tinkering with Dream Linux lately. Quite OS X - like in a lot of ways.

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 Post subject: Re: Lovin' the Gnome
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Yeah, IMO, linux has come a long way in terms of the UI and basic usability. Some of the Compiz effects are much better than OSX, IMO of course.

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I was triple-booting OS X/Windows/Ubuntu on my MBP for a while. Problems I repeatedly ran into were driver issues. I'd get everything working perfectly, then an update would come out that would hose my audio, video, wireless, etc. The problem that plagued me the most was being unable to wake from sleep. A laptop with no sleep is pretty worthless for me. :(


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:51 am 
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i was using ubuntu 8.04 this weekend on a desktop i set up for my parents. very nice to use.

if you used it every day i think it could compare to mac os x in many areas.


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mc68k wrote:
if you used it every day i think it could compare to mac os x in many areas.


I wholeheartedly agree. The thing is however trying to get mainstream attention and interest in it seems impossible, since people are sold on marketing, and somehow confused UNIX with Linux, and they think of those guys sitting in their mom’s basement and not what really goes on.

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 Post subject: Re: Lovin' the Gnome
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Leopold Porkstacker wrote:
mc68k wrote:
if you used it every day i think it could compare to mac os x in many areas.


I wholeheartedly agree. The thing is however trying to get mainstream attention and interest in it seems impossible, since people are sold on marketing, and somehow confused UNIX with Linux, and they think of those guys sitting in their mom’s basement and not what really goes on.

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Even worse than that is the people that don't know another OS is possible, and if it is, it must be illegal. People are idiots.


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 Post subject: Re: Lovin' the Gnome
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I'm shocked at the ease of SW installs under Ubuntu 8.1.0.

Purdy too.

Now if I could only get OS X running in a VM, I'd be set.

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I tell you the combination of Ubuntu and Bibble photo software is extremely enticing. I would live to build a very powerful machine with a nice large monitor for my photo work.


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I couldn't help myself any longer. The topic title just made me post this!

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