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mac and pc linux distros

Postby Daboo » Fri Feb 21, 2003 9:59 pm

Hi,

In the middle of buying either the new 12.1 inch powerbook or the IBM T series. I just realized that there are distros for the mac. Suse, Mandrake, Debian, to name a few have it for powerpc. Am I losing anything if I use the mac platform for linux as opposed to the pc platform? :roll:
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Postby mrkkhattak » Tue Feb 25, 2003 3:15 pm

Assalamualaikum,

Not sure ... but one thing one should consider is about applications. I mean if we would have all the applications available for MAC as we usually have on our PC for Linux.

I hope somebody in the forum would be able to clear this.

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Postby fawad » Tue Feb 25, 2003 8:48 pm

I agree with Khattak sahib for the same reason as he described. The OSS apps will obviously compile with little or no problems on the mac. However, exotic apps like Oracle, wine, vmware will not. I'd go for the Thinkpad.
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Postby mrkkhattak » Wed Feb 26, 2003 1:02 pm

Assalamualaikum,

My choice would be Thinkpad ... bcz of it support for Linux. Linux on MAC (& then a laptop) would be a good choice for a person who really loves MAC plateform :-)

Preinstalled YellowDog Linux on iBook.

http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/store ... &submitimg[hardware][apple]=1&PHPSESSID=6920304b340e03a27881cb2658d91f36

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Postby Daboo » Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:50 am

Very limited linux flavors for Mac as opposed to the PC. This new one popped up called college linux from Switzerland (distrowatch.com) but the new mac OS is based on Darwin, so that would be another incentive.
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Postby mrkkhattak » Mon Mar 03, 2003 3:40 pm

Assalamualaikum,

Please read this article from Linux Journal for Linux laptops.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=6684

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Postby linuxgeek » Mon Mar 31, 2003 4:32 pm

Assalam O Alaikum

Get a power book , if its with a g3 card , load up OS X ( 10.2 *jaguar* ) on it and there's nothing better then that ... i sold my laptop ( compaq EVO ) and bought a TiBook from apple and now i got the sleekness of the apple aqua interface and also the power of bsd / unix on the console side and afaik you can run Virtual PC on the MAC which will enable you to run windows apps all of them every easily!


get a mac ..

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Tablet PC

Postby mwalam » Wed May 07, 2003 2:56 am

I want to buy a Tablet PC. It is a new technonlogy. Can I buy from Pakistan. You can run Linux Red Hat on Acer 100 Tablet PC. Any Idea.
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Postby mrkkhattak » Wed May 07, 2003 11:52 am

Assalamualaikum,

No Idea. Beside this as you could see that this is a Linux forum so no one ever discussed this before. You should contact local Microsoft or Acer offices for more information.

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Postby mwalam » Wed May 07, 2003 7:24 pm

I live in UK. Ok. So I will visit Pakisan in 2 years. Can you tell me, from where I can buy a new Tablet PC in Lahore. Remeber it is a new version of Laptop. and how much it will cost to buy a Laptop from Pakistan P4 Linux compatable. any idea
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Postby linuxgeek » Sun May 11, 2003 7:21 pm

dude...

if you live in uk then there's no need to buy laptops / tablet pcs in Pakistan .. they are super dooper expensive here. get one from uk .. or order online .. you might get tons of discounts!

p.s. no tablet pcs in pakistan ... they'll send u to a medical store if u ask for one!

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