On 10/12/2006, at 7:17 AM, Gregor Tudan wrote:
Magnus Runesson schrieb:
I am thinking about buying a notebook/laptop and only run Ubuntu
One of my choices is a MacBook with Intel Core 2 Duo.
I read Matt Galvins blogg today
(http://www.simplifiedcomplexity.com/people/mgalvin/?p=11 ) and was
Would I be crazy if I buy a MacBook or is it a good idea?
The Macbook is not more expensive than comparable clean PC-laptops.
One of the PC-laptops I have looked at is MSI S271
I guess we all agree that MacBooks are quite powerfull but you pay
mainly for "the package" of OS, Design and Hardware. You could
get a more compatible or even more powerfull Notebook to a much lower
price. Still, there is a certain coolness factor, that comes with
Gah - the "Macs are expensive" myth. Go and find a non-Mac lappy
with Intel Core2 >= 2GHz, and a comparable mix of built in extras
(dedicated video card and video RAM - on the Pro models, wifi,
ethernet, firewire, DVD+/-RW, bluetooth, webcam, etc, etc) and then
compare it to a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Macs are not particularly
expensive, but they are damned cool and come with one of the most
useable and mature desktop operating systems in the world (OSX).
Don't get me wrong, I love Linux and use it all the time (I have
Ubuntu on my workstation at work) but all Macs have one unique
characteristic - the ability to run OSX and be supported. If you
don't want or need that, then why bother struggling with Linux (or
even Windows) on a Mac? Just buy a Mac, use OSX and be happy - I
sure am :)
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