Archive for September, 2007

MacOSX -> GNU/Linux

September 26, 2007

I used a part of the money that I earned on the SoC 2007 to buy a laptop to me. My university friends found a good price of a MacBook and we went to the shop in a total of 6 people (!) to buy this laptop trying to get some discount. It cost R$ 3400 (about USD 1800), a very cheap value to the Brazil standards.

Fine. My MacBook arrived one week ago. The shiny laptop is cool, but the OS really not. I tried to accustom myself for at least one week with that OS and I failed. The reason why is better explained by these guys below:

Why Install Linux on Your Mac?
http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/mac/2004/11/30/linux.html

Switching Back to Desktop Linux
http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2006/06/01/switching-back.html

When the bough breaks
http://diveintomark.org/archives/2006/06/02/when-the-bough-breaks

Time to Switch?
http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2006/06/15/Switch-From-Mac

Long life for the freedesktop’s :)