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Linux DevCenter: Switching Back to Desktop Linux

Jun 06, 2006, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"I knew that Linux/PPC was one of the better-maintained non-x86 ports. Apple's hardware impressed me with its quality as well. It is certainly easier for free software developers to produce drivers for well-chosen, high-quality components. (Many other laptop manufacturers are less picky about changing components within a product line, which gives free software developers and users fits.)

"I kept my Linux desktop, but moved most of my daily work to the laptop. I also repartitioned my hard drive and reinstalled Mac OS X to give myself space to use Linux/PPC. I tried to get used to Mac OS X for six months, but when a new version of XFree86 came out and supported my video card fully, I finally switched away from Mac OS X.

"Why? There are plenty of reasons, most of them related to my primary goal..."

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