Distro idea

Brian Hawkins brianhks at activeclickweb.com
Mon Sep 24 15:33:25 MDT 2007

I'm sure you are right.  I'm more of a casual Mac user.  I have not got into
it enough to find all the software sweet spots on the net for Mac.  One
thing is for certain if I buy a new laptop it will be a Mac.


On 9/24/07, Alex Esplin <alex.esplin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/24/07, Brian Hawkins <brianhks at activeclickweb.com> wrote:
> > Yes I'm very familiar with how Mac does it.  I have one.  I love it
> except
> > that there are not very many programs for the Mac.  This technique for
> > installing programs seems so brain dead simple, I just don't understand
> why
> > Linux does not go this route.  My suspicion is that the file system
> layout
> > for Linux has a lot of baggage that die hards are not willing to get rid
> of.
> Are you using the same kind of Mac I'm using?  I have yet to be unable
> to find a (usually very high quality) free (at least as in root beer)
> application to do anything I've wanted.  Between freeware repositories
> like MacUpdate and FreeMacWare, and Fink/Darwinports/etc I can do
> anything I have had a need to do on my Mac.
> /ends plug for Macs
> The great thing about Open Source is that if you really dislike
> something strongly enough, you're free to change it.
> --
> Alex Esplin
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