Blast from the past: Mac vs Linux desktop

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Clearing out old backups, I stumbled on this half-written blog post from 2004 about my “switch”.

While they may not be the most earthshaking issues, I’m disappointed that things have not changed much in four years — I hit the same stumbling blocks when playing with my Linux netbook today…

Last October I got a PowerBook. I’d been mainly a Linux ‘n’ BSD guy for years, bouncing between Gnome, KDE, and alternative desktops every few months, though I’d been using Mac OS X at work for some months.

Instantly the little PB became my sole desktop environment — my poor x86 box sat unused for weeks at a time except as a file server or occasional test machine, despite sporting a faster processor and whatnot.

What was so darn great about the Mac, other than just that it was portable?

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