Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jul 2009 21:43 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The number of Mac clone makers is growing by the week, so it seems. We have Psystar in the United States, a clone maker in Russia, another one in the UK, and PearC who now cover Germany, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. We can add a new one to the list, one that I personally thought was a fake, but is apparently very real. One that has a retail store. In California. Quo Computer (in case you're wondering, you use that thing on the right to navigate - it's weird).
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by Ensue85A on Fri 10th Jul 2009 12:23 UTC
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I won't switch to the mighty MAC until an Haiku OS install CD presents itself. And for the Linux faction, I have yet to see a simple install, where I can just point to an already existing partition and it just puts it there. No I have to configure SWAP and the rest.

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RE: Haiku..... - Debian, Mandriva, Suse
by jabbotts on Fri 10th Jul 2009 13:06 in reply to "Haiku....."
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They are not the only ones but they all offer a slick install from scratch wizard. When it comes time to partition your drive, they have default "just do it for me please" or custom partitioning options. The liveCD are even easier as they just stamp the image on to empty drive space or along side your existing OS after doing the dualboot partitioning for you.

For Debian:

(X) use the entire disk (recommended for new users)
( ) separate /home partition
( ) separate /boot /home /var /usr partitions
( ) manual partitioning

It's probably the most complicated out of the three since the other's have a nicer GUI partition tool for that fourth option.

I'd also like to see Haiku mature much more though too as it's BeOS heritage has some very nice design decisions.

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Everytiime I think we have put to bed the "Linux is hard to install" myth, I see it creep up again. Linux is brain-dead easy to install. You hit the next button a couple times - the defaults are fine for most. You then fill in your timezone, username, type a password and go. In fact, if I am facing a totally blank computer, Linux installs are usually WAY easier, becuase normally all the drivers I need are automatically installed. On Windows, I often have to hunt down a list of drivers for video card, sound card, network, sometimes even a motherboard chipset driver.

However, few people ever install Windows from scratch. They either have it preloaded, or they have a rescue disk that came with their computer that blasts all the bits back on the drive (which can be done for any OS).

But the myth lives on...

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RE: Haiku.....
by leech on Fri 10th Jul 2009 22:15 in reply to "Haiku....."
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Ubuntu is dead easy, for the most part you boot up the Live CD (you can hit enter a few times right?) then you click next a bunch of times. The only choice really is if you need to change your time zone. Granted there IS the option to specify your entire drive lay out, but you don't have to. It's called a 'guided' install.

Besides, if you even know what a partition is to point Haiku to, then you should know what partition to set as swap.

I just wish Haiku would have more hardware support. Then again, in keeping with the topic, I wish Mac OS X had better hardware support as well! But of course I think Apple thinks the opposite...

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