Linux laptops, revisited (can any sleep like my PowerBook does?)

Michael L Torrie torriem at
Sat Jan 19 16:14:55 MST 2008

justin wrote:
> On Jan 19, 2008 3:10 PM, Michael L Torrie <torriem at> wrote:
>> Jonathan Ellis wrote:
>>> On 1/19/08, Alex Esplin <alex.esplin at> wrote:
>>>> Your second argument kind of trumps your first one.  Thanks to the
>>>> efforts of fink and/or macports, almost every packaged available for
>>>> linux is available for OSX.
>>> Have you actually used both fink and, say, aptitude recently?
>>> Fink sucks.  It's a lifesaver, but it sucks.
>> Yeah.  MacPorts is much much better, from what I hear.  Fink has always
>> been a nasty hack, and nothing was ever in stable that I needed.
> but macports is slowwww. it took me 15 minutes last night to install
> wget and lynx...

Well, like the "fink install" command, it compiles from source, no?

> justin

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