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Mar. 28th, 2006 | 02:50 pm

For a variety of reasons I'd been desiring a newer laptop. (I'm a computer addict, the new ones are all shiny, have better graphics processing units, increased compatibility with my work environment, can play WoW or second life without rebooting (though no DDO or guildwars), and easier configuration of secure wireless networks).

On the negative, apt-get (combined with the obsessiveness of the debian policy manuals) is an amazing thing, few other operating systems can match apt-get for ease of installing software.

There are a couple of projects to provide open source software under OS X (fink and darwinports). However at least fink is amazingly annoying to use--the vast majority of times if you want to install something it'll pull in scores of dependencies. Not to mention it doesn't support intel macs that well yet.

So I dug out an old utility stow to manage my C packages. For my python packages I've tried to use Python Eggs.
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Melody

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from: melodymuse
date: Mar. 28th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Hey there, let me know if you are going to sell the laptop you have now. I am thinking of getting one.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Mar. 30th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
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My precious?

But I don't need 3 laptops, but backup computer, but...

I need some think about this. ;)

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Mark E. Phair

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from: istgut
date: Mar. 29th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
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speaking of SL, who are you on there?

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Mar. 30th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
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Diane Draper (or was it Drapper?) Not that I log on that often, the default models walking pattern is a bit nausiating, and I really miss the ability to move diagonally. (WoW keys Q and E move left-forward or right-forward, and it keeps messing with my head when I end up flying instead).

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the Edward

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from: thedward
date: Mar. 31st, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
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I'd be surprised if you couldn't get Debian running on one of those.

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