I bought my ibook while at the O’Reilly Emerging Tech Conference a month or so ago. I was insanely jealous of everyone’s wireless connectivity which was so ridiculously easy for them on their ibooks and
Sure the ibook is a snazzy looking machine too! I was in.
I’m trying to love it. It is beautiful in its simplicity, its smooth fonts. It doesn’t make a sound, My digital camera works like an extention of the ibook. It does everything.
Well, almost everything. I miss Linux. I miss the action in the Linux world. Even the mac magazines seem to showcase only how cool an app looks. Granted there is some action taking place here in the MacOSX world. It’s getting started, but the really cool stuff, true hacker stuff belongs to Linux.
I’m going to keep the ibook. I’m downloading Gentoo Linux and Mandrake Linux for PPC as I write this. Maybe I’ll came back when there is more ‘hackerdome’ here.
I can say one very positive thing about the OSX. If I were coming to OSX from the PC (windows), I’d be on it like an ant on candy.
But, my heart belongs to Linux. Well, lets see if I can get that wireless working….
There certainly is no lack of people feeling the love from OS X. I love and hate being the minority. Blast!
As I’ve been counseled, there’s enough ‘hackerdom’ on the fringe and in the pipe that I should at least alter my course of action. Never let it be said that I don’t listen to counsel and better judgement!
So, here is my new plan. I am going to stick with my ibook for sure and dual boot it (this should be interesting) with a Linux for PPC.
Ultimately this should be a fun exercise with the ‘best of both worlds’ as one commenter put it. If you run across any stable open source apps for OS X register them on OSDir.com I’ll find them for sure. 8^)
Have you switched to OSX from Linux?