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Saturday July 17, 2004
02:56 PM

Macs and Perl

[ #19900 ]

For some time I've been observing that most Perl hackers use Mac (Leon Brocard and Simon Cozens, at least, which I can remember).

I, on the other hand, have been working with Linux (Slackware). What can I gain buying a Mac?

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  • I used linux for 8 years I think. two years ago I bough a TiBook. I don't think I'll ever go back.

    I got tired of compiling modules and software and fixing little things to make the basic environment work. Granted: linux is more efficient than Mac OS X, but my Mac *always* works. I never had to fix nothing serious in 2 years of everyday use.

    Sleep and hibernation just work. Since 10.3 (Panther release) you can compile most opensource software if you really want to. There are at least 3 distributions of open
    --
    life is short
    • I got tired of compiling modules and software and fixing little things to make the basic environment work.

      So did I, so I switched to Debian.

      Slackware is, like Windows, Gentoo and FreeBSD, for people who like to spend time getting things to work. Lazy people use Debian, rich lazy people buy a Mac. :)
      • Slackware is, like Windows, Gentoo and FreeBSD, for people who like to spend time getting things to work. Lazy people use Debian, rich lazy people buy a Mac. :)

        :) the price has gone down. I'm writing this in a 2 years old machine. You can buy a iBook with the same power under euro 1000. That's not terrible expensive, if you compare features with PC's.

        Best regards,

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        life is short
  • It's Unix with a friendly face. That's all I need.
    • You must be rebooting a lot, then.

      n.b. I'm assuming the "friendly Mac" is still the first thing you see when booting...

      • The friendly Mac doesn't come with OS X I don't believe. And OS 9 wasn't unix, and it was therefore useless to me.