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After a more than a year messing around with Linux on my laptop, I finally took the plunge when Slackware 11 came out. Windows went away, and I popped in my install dvd. I plan on writing up my experience getting it running on my Averatec 3270 one of these days... hopefully in the early days of December.

So about that Macbook... a friend of mine finally bought his last night, and we played with it. I love it... the last time I had the chance to play with a Mac, it was OS7 in my grandmother's newspaper office... a rather underwhelming experience, let me assure you. I had a close friend with OSX, but I never really did anything with his computer... but last night I played with that Macbook Pro, and I was impressed. It was responsive, it wasn't difficult to find things, and best of all, it had a remote... I've decided that I'm going to investigate putting an infrared adapter inside my notebook. tnkgrl of the Averatec Forums added bluetooth to another model from the same maker... I have high hopes for doing something similar on mine. The Apple Remote only costs $30, so if I could get this working, it'd be pimptastic.

Alright, so I REALLY liked the interface in OSX... so, I downloaded Baghira and Kxdocker, and went to work. Now my Slack 11 looks like OSX... eh heh heh... I'm still working out the kinks in Kxdocker, but it seems to work fine. Only downside? I need to upgrade my memory. The interface is really nice... but you notice how sluggish it is. This IS Slackware, after all.

So that leads me to my next project... Making Fluxbox look like OSX. I'll return KDE to its pristine state (or maybe make it look like Windows Classic, I'm not sure which yet), and fix Fluxbox to work like KDE does now (only much faster, of course.) I haven't found anybody else who's done this, so we'll see how it works.

Well, that should sufficiently do it. I'll try to find time to document what I'm doing in future blog posts... posts in the near future, that is. Persephone!

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