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Matt Mayers
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Icon 2 posted January 13, 2005 00:51            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I feel like I'm the only user here that isn't a Mac Fanboy. Sure, I think Macs are cool in their own right and I have a Macintosh Powerbook 3400c, but I am not really that into them. I'm more of a Linux guy. Am I the only one that doesn't orgasm over new Apple products, or there other outsiders like me around here? [Confused]
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Icon 1 posted January 13, 2005 03:53      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You're not alone, I'm just want a comp that does my bidding with little or no fuss, just work as the instructions say it will.

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The most stable of them al is the quadra.

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Icon 1 posted January 13, 2005 04:50      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Indeed, there are a number of Linux/Unix geeks on the forum. Dragon and GreyCat come to mind... in addition to myself.

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Icon 1 posted January 13, 2005 05:51      Profile for magefile     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm another Linux'er. Fedora is my OS of choice. I tend to use Windows a lot out of necessity, though (in institutional computer labs, you use what they give ya). I'm getting a laptop this summer, though, and I'm thinking I'll go with an iBook or powerbook. I am in no way a Mac fanboy, or even a Mac user. I am a Unix user who prefers OS X as a desktop environment ;-)

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Icon 1 posted January 13, 2005 06:02      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Macs? We don't need no stinkin' Macs! I'll 'switch' when they finally take my Tux laptop out of my cold, dead hands. [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted January 13, 2005 06:54      Profile for Alephcat   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I use Linux on a regular basis myself, altough I would not say that I am particularly skilled/experienced with it [Big Grin]

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Yup. I'm also a linux nerd too. I don't even own a mac product, much less a mac.
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Macs are evil. [Smile]

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I really do adore my G4, but unless there's video editing to be done, it tends to get left behind for my FreeBSD machine. I prefer to use free software, and I'm loyal to my older machines. [hearts]
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Matt Mayers
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This is good... I don't feel so lonely anymore. It just seems like a good chunk of the talk on this site is about Macs and all of their Macish Wonder... By the way, my Linux of choice is Slackware. Of course, also being a gamer Windows is a necessary evil.

[crazy] (this face just make me laugh. i think ill put it in all of my posts.)

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I run windows ME

THE HORROR! THE HORROR! [cry baby]

(it was free)

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quote:
Originally posted by SassyGeek:
(it was free)

There is a *reason* for that, ya know. [shake head]

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[Frown]

i'm just a poser geek.

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2005 12:00      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That is no excuse at all. If the machine was free, you could install a new OS on it. If ME was free, you should just bin it anyway and use a useful free OS!
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i'm too lazy to learn how to run linux - but at least i know i shouldn't be on ME. that has to count for something, right?

(this is the additude that drives most of my geek friends insane)

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quote:
Originally posted by SassyGeek:
i'm too lazy to learn how to run linux

Yeah - damn straight. Debian Shmebian. You've convinced me - I'm resurrecting my ME disk. [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by SassyGeek:
I run windows ME

THE HORROR! THE HORROR! [cry baby]

(it was free)

I used to do that. I don't anymore.

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I'm on Win XP. I'd like to get into linux but mandrake doesnt run well on my box (I've got it dual booted). I think I'm gonna try to pick up a cheap (or free) pc or laptop that I can put linux on. Something small and compact, you know what I'm saying...

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
You've convinced me - I'm resurrecting my ME disk. [Wink]

spungo! I had *no* idea you were so easy! [evil]

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quote:
Originally posted by TonyRad:
I'm on Win XP. I'd like to get into linux but mandrake doesnt run well on my box (I've got it dual booted). I think I'm gonna try to pick up a cheap (or free) pc or laptop that I can put linux on. Something small and compact, you know what I'm saying...

--Tony Rad

Well, I'm on XP too. Been thinking about a laptop for two years now. Wanted Linux but wasn't ready for the which-distro-will-work-on-this dance. Until... I met a fellow developer who works on a Mac. Looks like an iBook 12" with extra RAM is the way to go for me. Now if I only get permanent contract to back the installment plan...

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I've had my Toshiba laptop (Dex) for five years now, only running WinXP. I don't really have much of a reason to install another OS at this point... I did a couple of months ago, but I cleared up all the viruses and got rid of some junk that was slowing me down, so I'm quite happy. When Dex's time comes, it's likely I'll switch to something else.

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quote:
Originally posted by GenSec:
Well, I'm on XP too. Been thinking about a laptop for two years now. Wanted Linux but wasn't ready for the which-distro-will-work-on-this dance. Until... I met a fellow developer who works on a Mac. Looks like an iBook 12" with extra RAM is the way to go for me. Now if I only get permanent contract to back the installment plan...

If you know what you're doing, any distro works on any machine. Of course, Slackware is the most versatile (in my opinion). Slackware is certainly difficult to configure. Of course, as we learn from Big Fish, the more difficult something is, the more rewarding it is in the end.

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by SassyGeek:
i'm too lazy to learn how to run linux

Yeah - damn straight. Debian Shmebian. You've convinced me - I'm resurrecting my ME disk. [Wink]
mwahahaha! my evil plan is coming to fruition!
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quote:
Originally posted by merr:
Of course, as we learn from Big Fish, the more difficult something is, the more rewarding it is in the end.

Or, as we learn from Homer Simpson, if something is hard, it's not worth doing. [Razz]
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