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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2006, 05:51:56 am »
I like the macbook better because of its size. Comes a bit closer to a Zaurus than the Pro  
It will arrive in the next days. I'm very curious.

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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2006, 07:04:18 pm »
I have always been a Mac user. I have an iMac G5 (pre-isight) and it works great. I also have quite a bit of vintage machines. They are a Beige Powermac G3, Powerbook G3 Wallstreet, Powermac 6100, and Performa 575. I also have a Powerbook 520c but it is not working anymore  . At my dads work, He owns a Powermac G5, Powerbook G4 15", Powermac G4, Bondi iMac, and a Graphite iMac. He is a photographer so thats why he has so many. I only have 2 PC's at home that both run winxp (which i dislike a lot) and then at work my dad has 3 PC's that run win2000 except 1 runs winxp. I think I will stick with Macs 'till the day I die.
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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2006, 12:39:46 am »
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I like the macbook better because of its size. Comes a bit closer to a Zaurus than the Pro   
It will arrive in the next days. I'm very curious.

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I'll let you guys in on a little secret.  If you don't need the graphics horsepower get a macbook.  The aluminum cases on the pros dent.  The polycarb on the macbooks just "bounces".  I just wish they had backlit keyboards.
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« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2006, 09:20:03 am »
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I'll let you guys in on a little secret.  If you don't need the graphics horsepower get a macbook.  The aluminum cases on the pros dent.  The polycarb on the macbooks just "bounces".  I just wish they had backlit keyboards.
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I now have the macbook. Great machine and very powerful and nice preinstalled software.
After migrating all data from Windows, I'll look into cooperation with the Zaurus.

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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2006, 11:54:14 pm »
I bought my wife a used eMac about 6 months ago, to replace her WinXP Home desktop, which was just too vulnerable. I run a Xandros Linux box, and an old Win XP machine as a webserver and utility machine for stuff Linux doesn't do yet. (My Abyss X2 server runs on Windows, yes, but it's reasonably secure, and its the paid version which I would have to pay for again to switch to the Linux version of.)
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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2006, 03:46:53 am »
I bought the last model of Apple iBooks.  14" 1.42ghz Apple iBook G4 with superdrive.

I needed a laptop.  I decided to get an Apple one.  I already have a desktop with Linux and Windows.  A desktop is gonna be better than any laptop anyway.  I wanted a laptop that was low maintenance and I always wanted to get an Apple so I got the iBook with Mac OS X Tiger.  I love it.  I do quite a bit of video editing on here with Final Cut Pro.  There are lots of open source software for Mac OS X as well.  Battery life on this thing is kick ass too.  6 hours!  And I done it before.

Do I have any regrets?  No.  I just wish I could use x86 Linux on this thing.  (I tried PowerPC Linux on my iBook.  Just a total lack of support and community.  Also no Flash player.)
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« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2006, 03:04:58 am »
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Hi all,
I am working on the AJZaurusUSB driver and have a new preliminary version. It now works on MacOS X 10.4.8 on a PowerBook G4 (PowerPC) and a MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo).

There is still one major issue (on the MacBook only!) why I have not yet released it: when switching off the Zaurus, the Mac adds a re-routing entry to the routing table.

After switching the Zaurus on again, this entry is not removed and there is no communication unless you do a very special terminal command. That is not a final, user-friendly sulution...

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« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2006, 07:57:11 am »
Is there a way to synchronize the Mac OS X standard PIM tool with KDEPIM/PI?
Or to run KDEPIM/PI under Mac OS X?


I just found a good way to sync files.

FileSynchronize, a file synchronization tool for Mac OS X, does a nice job to synchronize a local directory with a remote one shared using Samba. It is surprisingly fast. Much faster than Unison on the Windows PC. --> recommendet.


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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2006, 10:37:29 am »
Apologies in advance for todays typos, I'm on a Fuji irda keyboard, which is kinda too small for normal typing and too big for thumbpadding. Oh well, I'm getting the hang of it, thanks to the Unagi that I learned in Karate.

Now that I've had my iBook for a while and got used to it, I'm trying to put OSX on my T4210 as a proof of Concept experiment, as no-one has yet to make a reliable claim to having interfaces OSX with a tablet, only the other way around.

It's the partitioning that's a pain in the ass. well, thankyou Slackware for coming to my rescue.
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« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2006, 10:37:00 pm »
Mac users cince 1994 (powemac 6100) and owned a Newton 120. I now have a ibook late 2005 and a sl-5500. At the office I have a prety fast Slackware machine. I rarely use windows so I don't realy know how to work with it.
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« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2006, 03:27:26 am »
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I bought my wife a used eMac about 6 months ago, to replace her WinXP Home desktop, which was just too vulnerable. I run a Xandros Linux box, and an old Win XP machine as a webserver and utility machine for stuff Linux doesn't do yet. (My Abyss X2 server runs on Windows, yes, but it's reasonably secure, and its the paid version which I would have to pay for again to switch to the Linux version of.)
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Uggghhh, only about 10 more years and we won't have any more of them in the schools....  Pain to work on.  Fun to carry a lab of 30 or so up a flight of stairs too.  
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« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2006, 05:13:00 pm »
ah....  but what about turning old e-macs into kiosks (running linux) locked down nicely for limited (and possibly unsupervised) reference use by students---  All you'd need is a platform to screw it to, a tough keyboard (also screwed in place) and a touchpad (likewise immobilized).  They would look ok, keep the power bill down and cost little---and if you screwed 'em onto fixed platforms, no more carrying

Our schools got rid of the macs, pretty much. we now have a dell/novell/commercial software setup that looks like something from a defense department pork barrel project.  They are "moving to linux"  which probably means more money for novell and no idea about how the gpl works or what it means.

When asked, I often recommend that people who really can't run linux, or people who want a working appliance rather than a hobby, buy a mac.
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« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2006, 11:27:44 pm »
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ah....  but what about turning old e-macs into kiosks (running linux) locked down nicely for limited (and possibly unsupervised) reference use by students---  All you'd need is a platform to screw it to, a tough keyboard (also screwed in place) and a touchpad (likewise immobilized).  They would look ok, keep the power bill down and cost little---and if you screwed 'em onto fixed platforms, no more carrying

Our schools got rid of the macs, pretty much. we now have a dell/novell/commercial software setup that looks like something from a defense department pork barrel project.  They are "moving to linux"  which probably means more money for novell and no idea about how the gpl works or what it means.

When asked, I often recommend that people who really can't run linux, or people who want a working appliance rather than a hobby, buy a mac.
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We use linux thin clients for that.  It's not that I don't like eMacs with OSX, I just don't like carrying the damn things.  Or opening them up.  You shouldn't have to completely dissemble a machine to replace the hard drive.
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« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2006, 01:25:57 am »
true enough...they are not designed with maintenance in mind.
thin clients? k12ltsp or a homebrew ltsp?
in my corner of the world macs are suspect and linux thin clients are clearly communist technology inspired by aliens plotting to subvert Our Way of Life. I did some k12ltsp anyway. worked great. Got called names by people who think whitelisting is a reasonable approach to educational computing. interestingly the clear strengths of linux over windows have some teachers looking at macs again, for personal use, as a sort of nix with training wheels (not thaat I think that that is all there is to OSX)
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« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2006, 03:24:54 am »
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true enough...they are not designed with maintenance in mind.
thin clients? k12ltsp or a homebrew ltsp?
in my corner of the world macs are suspect and linux thin clients are clearly communist technology inspired by aliens plotting to subvert Our Way of Life. I did some k12ltsp anyway. worked great. Got called names by people who think whitelisting is a reasonable approach to educational computing. interestingly the clear strengths of linux over windows have some teachers looking at macs again, for personal use, as a sort of nix with training wheels (not thaat I think that that is all there is to OSX)
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I'm pretty sure we're using k12ltsp, but don't quote me on that.  We're also doing windows terminal machines.  We're a 90% mac environment with windows for about the other 9% and a few linux machines thrown in.  Most of the mission critical servers are xServes with a few linux machines then a couple winblows server 2003 machines.  Our instruction lab in the central office is all intel iMacs that dual boot to windows xp so we don't have to have half macs and half pcs.
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