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    I'm Switching..Back to Linux.
    Well I've had a good run with Mac, bought my Mini May '06 and iBook afterwards. I have dabbled in cocoa and released a short lived application. I did a youtube video or two and wrote various reports for school. Now I decided I need to go back to Linux. I miss it. I was a C/C++/Perl programmer in linux and I feel that is what I am ment to be. I will be making a thread for selling my Mac Mini here shortly
    I will still hang around the forum some.
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    My wife's switching.... she just doesn't know it yet

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    Well you gave it a good run, not everyone likes Macs, it's understandable.

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    I think Mac is more like set computer but you are looking for opensource OS and system then go Linux yes. Its all good and well...but not interested in Mini sorry

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    linux is weird dude, ive tried it. is there any way i can see linux better, like a comparison to pc or sumthin

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    you can alway run linux on a mac with either bootcamp or parallels. also remember linux is based in unix just like mac.

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    I understand how you feel. I used Linux for five years before coming over to Mac. If something happened where my Mac died and I could not get another (money) I would go back to Linux immediately. At least until I could afford another Mac. Which distro are you going to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobywuk View Post
    you can alway run linux on a mac with either bootcamp or parallels. also remember linux is based in unix just like OS X.
    Apple computers, Macs, are based on Intel processors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot View Post
    Apple computers, Macs, are based on Intel processors.
    You are aware of the difference between hardware and software yeah? Because what you posted had nothing to do with the topic.

    Well, also people who call Windows systems PC, stop it! Every computer is PC...Mac's a PC as well!...Only their OS are different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bittenapple View Post
    You are aware of the difference between hardware and software yeah? Because what you posted had nothing to do with the topic.

    Well, also people who call Windows systems PC, stop it! Every computer is PC...Mac's a PC as well!...Only their OS are different.
    apparently, you didn't see his quote that I edited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot View Post
    apparently, you didn't see his quote that I edited.
    I thought he was just pointing out the fact that both OSX and Linux are Unix OSes...whatelese is there that I missed?

    However, you out of nowhere mentioned that Mac's are intel...I am confused.

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    Good luck man, Linux is hard to leave behind (harder than XP IMO) so I understand. I run SuSE in Parallels and fiddle about with things now and again.

    I do love the rock solid stability OS X gives me though, mainly because I have no desire to tinker with it. Linux is too tinkerable and I am not skilled enough to prevent major carnage when I tinker...
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    Good luck. Macs are a great environment but so is Linux. It really depends on what you want to be doing. For what you want to be doing, perhaps Linux is better. We are glad to joined us here at Mac Forums and feel free to remain an active member of the community!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tobywuk View Post
    you can alway run linux on a mac with either bootcamp or parallels. also remember linux is based in unix just like mac.
    Quote Originally Posted by bittenapple View Post
    I thought he was just pointing out the fact that both OSX and Linux are Unix OSes...whatelese is there that I missed?

    However, you out of nowhere mentioned that Mac's are intel...I am confused.
    mac is a type of computer made by Apple. I was just pointing out that "linux is based in unix just like" OS X.

    If we correct them now, they will know better later on.
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    I was just pointing out that "linux is based in unix just like" OS X
    I was the one who said that :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaNoHair View Post
    I understand how you feel. I used Linux for five years before coming over to Mac. If something happened where my Mac died and I could not get another (money) I would go back to Linux immediately. At least until I could afford another Mac. Which distro are you going to use?
    I'm Going to use my distro of choice, Slackware(Though it has changed since I used it last, 10.1)
    Quote Originally Posted by bubba View Post
    My wife's switching.... she just doesn't know it yet

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