Linked by John Yanosko on Wed 26th Jan 2005 21:24 UTC
Apple The following is the experience of a user of Linux for the desktop who got a Mac Mini. Is he making the switch?
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X over ssh shouldn't be sluggish on a lan...
by Chris on Wed 26th Jan 2005 22:23 UTC

I don't find it sluggish sshing between buildings! And the network to one side is 10Mb, yes it's noticeably slower but not usably slower.
Everytime I start to like Mac again, I help a friend with their airport and I hate Mac again. It's not an airport thing, but soho routers don't work on huge networks; they bomb out thanks to all the broadcasts hitting them (or that's my guess for why they bomb out). But the utilities to setup their airports are more obnoxious than nice, it should be a webmin.... But I guess they needed to insure that no non-Apple Computer user would ever use the airports?
Anyway, wireless networking is always a pain anyway. The mini looks very cool; but as a linux user (and I'm not a free software zealout, although I think it is morally better and economically better - but I still enjoy some good closed games) I don't think I'd be very happy on OS X... Half the time I'm actually working, I live in a terminal (I know OS X has shell).
But anyway, good article. I would like to point out that you can run a linux machine with very little administration effort. A lot of people choose to make life hard by living on the bleeding edge, but it is possible to avoid that... I have a couple machines that the only administration I've done since setup has been to upgrade software which I wanted upgraded... And my desktop is almost always magically fixed with a pacman -Syu, or it's more broken by it heh. Just wanted to point that out ;) .