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

Justin Findlay justin at jfindlay.us
Sat Jan 19 16:38:10 MST 2008


On AD 2008 January 19 Saturday 02:42:23 PM -0700, Justin Findlay wrote:
> Um, that's not a religious decision.  It's about freedom.  I guess you
> wouldn't understand since you're OK with whatever Apple puts out.

In that case I guess religion goes both ways.  Similarly to what Michael
points out the freedom issue to me is about me doing with my computer
what I want in the way that I want/need whether it's changing the
desktop theme or modifying a kernel module or custom patching an
application.  Before you say 'but on OS X you can do all those things
...', you can't really do all of them.  OS X isn't completely open
source and that's the deal breaker for me.  I just don't want to use
software that doesn't allow me that freedom.  That's my personal choice.
Obviously I'm not going to need all of my software to be open source to
have the same effect, but why settle for that?  It may seem religious to
you but to me it is based on principle.


Justin



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