[lug] linux distro for a beginner

Paul E Condon pecondon at mesanetworks.net
Thu Jun 16 22:25:23 MDT 2005

On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 09:36:57PM -0600, Todd Ruskell wrote:
> On Thursday 16 June 2005 08:44 pm, David Morris wrote:
> > In truth, if you're looking to get away from Windows just
> > because you don't like Windows rather than that you
> > specifically want to use Linux, I'd suggest getting a Mac.
> > While I'll always use Linux on my servers and main
> > workstations for a variety of reasons, MacOS X is the best
> > OS I've seen for the average/low end computer user.  Because
> > its based on BSD, you can even run most applications made
> > for Linux.  It does have the drawback that you can't install
> > it on x86 hardware but nothing is perfect.
> True, but Apple just announced last week it will be gradually migrating from 
> IBM/Motorola chips to Intel over the next couple of years, so this will 
> probably change soon.

But people who were at Jobs' presentation say that he indicated 
he has some kind of hardware/software lock that will keep people
from using his version of UNIX on anything other than his version
of Intel chips. I'm not sure I believe it, but maybe some sort
of ROM chip containing proprietary, copywrited software would
make it illegal to run his software. 

Paul E Condon           
pecondon at mesanetworks.net

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