Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2006 10:06 UTC, submitted by Jaime Ieong
Linux "We reported a few days ago that we had Linux booting on the Intel-based Macintosh. We have been looking at Linux on this hardware some more, and we are glad to report that we now have a full-fledged Knoppix distribution working, complete with the X Window system. We are releasing the first pictures of Knoppix 4.0 running on a 17-inch iMac Core Duo. The X Window system is shown running at full resolution (rather, fuller resolution - 1472x900 - notice that the bottom right edge of the KDE dock is cut off). Most (but not all) aspects of the hardware seem to work, but we have yet to analyse exactly what doesn't work and assess how much work it might take to get such things working."
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Mac fans....
by Hamman on Tue 21st Feb 2006 16:46 UTC
Hamman
Member since:
2006-01-02

First you flame anyone claiming a Mac to be more expensive than a Dell, and then you flame anyone wanting to install anything but OSX on a Mac? If Macs are cheaper(and better designed, faster, and better in every other way), why wouldn't Linux- and *BSD-users want install their OS of choice on them?

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RE: Mac fans....
by BluenoseJake on Tue 21st Feb 2006 17:11 in reply to "Mac fans...."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

But the new Macs are not cheaper, better designed or faster than a high-end PC, they use the same chipsets, same cpus as new Intel-based laptops, and are usually more expensive than the equivalent PC. Thier laptops are competitive with other x86 laptops, but their other systems are usually more expensive.

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RE[2]: Mac fans....
by Peragrin on Tue 21st Feb 2006 17:18 in reply to "RE: Mac fans...."
Peragrin Member since:
2006-01-05

Thier laptops are competitive with other x86 laptops, but their other systems are usually more expensive.

Only when you use cheap pats. If you actually match the specs out Mac's have been about the same price wise. You want agood comparison go price out an alienware gaming rig. You might be surprised just how much good hardware costs. Stop thinking Dell, which shorts down on hardware.

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RE: Mac fans....
by Babi Asu on Tue 21st Feb 2006 17:46 in reply to "Mac fans...."
Babi Asu Member since:
2006-02-11

First you flame anyone claiming a Mac to be more expensive than a Dell, and then you flame anyone wanting to install anything but OSX on a Mac? If Macs are cheaper(and better designed, faster, and better in every other way), why wouldn't Linux- and *BSD-users want install their OS of choice on them?

BSD-users will not, OSX is basically BSD distro. I'm pretty sure that one reason of buying Mac is they don't have much time to waste for customizing desktop to look like a Mac.

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RE[2]: Mac fans....
by yanik on Tue 21st Feb 2006 18:05 in reply to "RE: Mac fans...."
yanik Member since:
2005-07-13

BSD-users will not, OSX is basically BSD distro

lol, you're funny.

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