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[News] GNU/Linux Beats Mac OS X in Areas

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Ubuntu shines where OS X fails

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| Coming from a lifetime as a Mac user you can imagine that I am rather 
| trusting of the OS, especially as a creative tool. In recent years, as Apple 
| has evolved OS X, it has continued to surprise me (in a good sort of way.)  
| 
| Regarding their OS X server, given that I have used it since 2001, I was 
| rather excited to try it out in my new web software venture. My impression 
| was it would be as easy to run a web site on OS X server as it is easy to 
| manage a creative project.   
| 
| Wrong.
| 
| I have had the distinct displeasure of trying to get a simple php script to 
| run via the command line (instead of a browser.) The first catastrophe was 
| using Leopard server. After the upgrades kept locking the machine such that 
| the only solution was a complete system reinstall (with careful attention to 
| NOT update) we opted to use the standard Tiger client version to run this 
| test.     
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http://www.ubuntuproductivity.com/journal/venting/02/2009/ubuntu-shines-where-os-x-fails/

Linux vs. Mac vs. Windows

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| Benefits of Linux - extremely easy to use, automatic updates of all your 
| software, everything is completely free, you hardly ever need to install 
| special drivers whenever you get new hardware, it comes with all the software 
| you will need for most day to day work out of the box, installation of 
| additional programs is *extremely* easy, you can change anything you want, 
| you can upgrade any part of the computer (motherboard, etc.) and it will work 
| without reinstallation (you can quite literally take out the hard drive, plug 
| it into another computer and it will work just fine), runs on any system, 
| excellent support.        
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http://davidhilton.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/linux-vs-mac-vs-windows/


Recent:

Dell Mini 9 Has a More Pro Screen Than MacBook Pro

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| Using an Eizo ColorEdge CE240W as reference monitor, professional
| photographer Rob Galbraith compared the screens on the three bestselling
| notebooks in their respective categories MacBook Pro, Dell Mini 9 and Lenovo
| W700 and that of the Lenovo ThinkPad T60 whose in-plane switching LCD panel
| is well-regarded. His conclusions are amazing -
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http://asuseeehacks.blogspot.com/2009/01/dell-mini-9-has-more-pro-screen-than.html


The Difference Between Vista, XP, Linux and Mac OS Explained

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| A middle school student I know asked me to explain the difference between
| Vista, XP, Linux and Mac OS.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/155470/the_difference_between_vista_xp_linux_and_mac_os_explained.html


10 things Linux does better than OS X

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| #1: Flexibility
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| [...]
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| #2: Open source
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| [...]
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| #3: Command line
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| [...]
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| #4: Hardware requirements
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| #5: Security
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| [...]
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| 6. Portability
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| [...]
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| #7: Cost
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| #8: More available software
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| [...]
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| #9: Not so dumbed-down
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| [...]
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| #10: Keyboard efficiency
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http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=461


Moving from Mac to Ubuntu: Why I’m switching

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| Why I’m leaving Mac
|
|    1. Crap file management.The Finder doesn’t work for me. No location bar
|    and no tree strucure side panel makes it difficult to navigate folders and
|    move files around the way I want to.
|    2. Insufficient panels & customization. In Ubuntu I can have as many
|    panels I want, can put all kinds of stuff on them, and can arrange them
|    however I want. In OSX You just have the dock, and you can really only put
|    applications or files on them, and you can’t even put in a separator to
|    keep them organized.
|    3. Various other annoyances. Such as:
|           * program menus are glued to the top of the screen on one monitor
|           only, which detaches them from the window. This is especailly
|           annoying when the program you’re using is on the second monitor.
|           * the date/time doesn’t open to a navigable calendar. I often use
|           this to check dates in the past or future.
|           * you can’t see hidden files unless you run a command from the
|           terminal to turn them on. Thus, hidden files are either always on
|           or always off.
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http://meganmcdermott.com/2008/08/29/moving-mac-ubuntu-switching/


A Mac Devotee Looks at Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex"

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| If Apple came out with a netbook, I'd be tempted to choose it over a
| Linux-based netbook for a variety of reasons. One of them is that it would
| slot into our Mac-centric home network (mostly in terms of syncing and
| existing software) more easily. Another is that I've been more blown away by
| the iPod Touch than I ever thought I could be, and an Apple netbook might
| have the same effect. Today, however, that choice doesn't exist and won't for
| the forseeable future, and as my shoulders and back start to ache and cramp
| from the time spent in front of a desktop writing overlong blog posts, an
| Ubuntu netbook continues to be an increasingly attractive option.
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http://diderotsdiary.iannelli.us/2008/12/mac-devotee-looks-at-ubuntu-810.html


Ubuntu on an iBook

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| I started by backing up my information. Everything, everything - including
| the System Folder. I used Disk Copy to image everything in around 600 MB
| chunks so that I could burn them to a CD.
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http://linuxtidbits.wordpress.com/2008/11/28/ubuntu-on-an-ibook/


Dell Mini Inspiron 9

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| I’m living the dream, I tell you! I’ve swapped my MacBook for a Dell Mini and
| so far the experience has been pretty positive.
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http://jonrob.wordpress.com/2008/09/23/dell-mini-inspiron-9/


Ubuntu and Mac OS X Integration

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| So, when everything is said and done, I was able to achieve all my stated
| goals. The only outstanding issue that I haven’t yet figured out yet centers
| on automatic logins; for both AFP and SMB/CIFS, I get prompted for a password
| when connecting, even though I keep my password synchronized (manually)
| between my Mac and the Ubuntu server. Any tips on how to resolve that would
| certainly be appreciated.
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http://blog.scottlowe.org/2009/01/02/ubuntu-and-mac-os-x-integration/
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