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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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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
    • I don't really know because I only use my laptop for movies, Terminal.app and a browser, but I saw a patch on the libapreq list recently for fixing Mac OS X stuff.

      For mail client, mutt should work fine.

      I use emacs without X everywhere anyway, and it works great on X too. (hah, parse that).
      --

      -- ask bjoern hansen [askbjoernhansen.com], !try; do();