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[Discuss] GNU/Linux Distro for Mac?

OP asks about wiping MacOSX off his Apple hardware and replacing it with Linux.
You tell him "Linux desktops suck, install FreeBSD instead".
When challenged to explain how FreeBSD gives him a non-sucky desktop, you point to the OSX desktop.

In other words, you tell him to replace MacOSX with FreeBSD, then you later explain that by "FreeBSD" you really meant MacOSX, so you're really telling him to replace MacOSX with MacOSX. 

Either that, or you're trying to derail the thread by pretending it's not about the OP's question.

Is that simple enough for you to understand?

On Aug 4, 2013, at 3:23 PM, Richard Pieri <richard.pieri at> wrote:

> Bill Bogstad wrote:
>> As far as I can tell, you are the first person to use the word "UNIX"
>> in this discussion thread so I'm not sure why you brought it up.
> Because both FreeBSD and Mac OS X are UNIX, and because it's easier to type "Unix" than it is to type "FreeBSD and Mac OS X". And because "Unix desktop" is inclusive of the desktops available with most Linux distributions.
>> They are claiming that there is a difference between a FreeBSD and
>> MacOSX desktop, but that seems pretty obvious to me.
> I claim that they are wrong. No such difference exists. Gnome on a FreeBSD kernel and a FreeBSD user space is a FreeBSD desktop. Aqua on a FreeBSD (plus Mach) kernel and a FreeBSD user space is a FreeBSD desktop.
> But let's assume for the sake of argument that I am completely blind and I can't see the difference between the two. Please explain it in simple words.
> -- 
> Rich P.
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