[TriLUG] Dear lazyweb^WTriLUG, Laptop suggestions?
william at trilug.org
Sat Jan 5 22:13:06 EST 2013
Oh, Apple certainly charges a hefty premium...I won't argue that. But
given the choice between paying them for a MacBook Pro or having to
install, configure, update, reconfigure, and sometimes reinstall and
re-reconfigure a Linux laptop because someone broke an upgrade dependency
(like Gentoo did for my box at work...)...well, at some point all I want
to do when I get home is enjoy non-computer things :-)
(user of *NIX since 1998 or so: Red Hat 4.2 through 9, RHEL 2.x, 3.x,
Debian, Gentoo, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, FreeBSD)
On Sat, 5 Jan 2013, Jeff Schornick wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 8:17 PM, William Sutton <william at trilug.org> wrote:
>> Being a user, even a lover, of Apple products does not make one a dupe. Many
>> of us have found OSX pleasant to use since it is UNIX-based
> I certainly don't believe it was Jeremy's intent to rag on those who
> have chosen Apple, and I certainly meant nothing disparaging by
> offering an alternative to the Macbook Air. In fact, it is *because*
> the MBA is such a competitive machine that I was excited to discover
> that quality alternatives now exist in the market.
> I'll gladly weigh in about why I'd rather not give Apple any more
> money in a separate thread, as not to further derail one about sweet
> laptops that run Linux.
> - Jeff
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