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Nov. 21st, 2003 | 03:06 pm
mood: annoyedannoyed
music: DI.fm Vocal Trance

This morning I wanted to check my email and discovered that OS X once again couldn't give me the "unlock your terminal" screen after waking up. Usually it fails when I stick in the usb keyboard when I'm waking it up.

I'm getting fed up with this OS X experiment. I think it may be time to decide on a well supported x86 laptop and go back to x86 linux. (PPC linux does work, but all those annoying closed source packages like say, java, acrobat, and the flash player aren't available.

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the Edward

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from: thedward
date: Nov. 24th, 2003 10:18 am (UTC)

Uh.... java has been available for Linux ppc for ages, you can even get 1.4 working if you want to futz around with IBMs packages. And xpdf works for 99% of the pdfs I come across. Flash... now flash is a problem. I don't really miss it, but I don't tend to use it much on my x86 box anyway.

Also, for some things, qemu would work, especially if your ppc box is speedy enough.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 24th, 2003 10:30 am (UTC)

It was the lack of 1.4 that I was complaining about. Where are those IBM packages?

Oooh, qemo seems neat.

Though I've only got a 633 G4 powerbook.

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