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  • I'm a TiBook G4 user myself, but I run Yellow Dog Linux. I've thought about switching, but have stopped on 3 issues:

    1. What's a good mail client to use? I don't think I could switch to OE.
    2. I use GNU Emacs under X. Can I do that? And if so, what kind of resources would I suck up running X over OS X's hoggish UI?
    3. libapreq doesn't work under OS X quite yet (though they're working on it, is see!).

    Regards, David

    • 1. All sorts of things; mutt of course, or pine if you must. Entourage (part of OfficeX) if you're into that sort of thing: OK, so I am (educational status helps there!). Plenty of others available: Mulberry, particularly if you're a big IMAP fan, has a native OSX client.

      2. Sure. Xfree runs really well either rooted or rootless in OS X. Resource implications? very little; XDarwin chugs away at about a couple of percent CPU usage, spiking to around 10% as I gimp around a bit. The OS X window manager gets a little excited at times, but on a modern machine with a fair chunk of memory it's pretty negligible. If you do give this a go have a look at "OroborOSX"; an application that acts as a window manager, yet manages to put a thoroughly OS X-ish slant on X applications.


      will give you more info about any of the apps mentioned above. Installing X is now as simple as any other mac app (and no configuration hell to deal with). OK, enough, enough: I'm sounding like an evangelist.

      3. One fine day...