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Abhi <abhishake00 at> asked:
>Do you guys think it is worth getting a apple ibook with Mac OS X
>loaded on it although it is unix its the closest thing i can get on a
>laptop to do with unix/linux.


I bought a little Sony Viao recently (PCG-Z505LE).  I thought I got a
good price until I the Ibook came out.  My machine is still noticeably
smaller, but I don't have a CD drive builtin (nor external CD--I NFS
to another machine).  I also don't have the battery life, nor such
affordable extra batteries.

To keep from kicking myself too hard I rationalize thus:

- This Viao *is* smaller and lighter.

- Linux is of specific interest to me right now, being "Unix" isn't
  specific enough.

- Being able to run x86 Linux binaries is nice.

- I don't really need a modem, so *what* if my builtin Winmodem is
  likely forever useless under Linux.

- My battery life is too short to worry that hard about not being able
  to change screen brightness under Linux.

- I come from Mac land, not having it available is possibly more
  educational for me.

-kb, the Kent who uses his notebook mostly as a transportable between
home and work.
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