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OSDir: Editorial: Having Bitten the Forbidden Fruit, It Bit Me Back. Six Times.

Jan 31, 2004, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Mallet)

[ Thanks to Steve for this link. ]

"I'm a long time Linux user. Let there be no mistake. I have Linux servers out the ying yang. But, two years ago I was smitten with OS X and the easy wireless connectivity that iBooks could give me. Two years later I'm abandoning OS X and Apple.

"Let me paint the picture. I was at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference in 2002. Blogging was just getting hot and so was geek talk about OS X. iBooks were awash at the conference. Folks were checking their email from home, reading their favorite websites, some were blogging live at conference sessions, and I was stuck with going to the gallow that was the connectivity room on the basement floor with only the odd attendee there to remind me I wasn't at the conference by myself.

"I had an great 15" Dell Inspiron with Redhat or Mandrake on it at the time. I loved that thing when I went to LinuxWorld a few months before. Now I wasn't so sure..."

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