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[News] Story Explains Why GNU/Linux is Better Than Mac OS X, Windows

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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


Recent:

10 things Linux does better than OS X

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| #1: Flexibility
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| #2: Open source
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| #3: Command line
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| #4: Hardware requirements
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| #5: Security
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| 6. Portability
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| #7: Cost
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| #8: More available software
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| #9: Not so dumbed-down
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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
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|    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/
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