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Discussion in 'Mac' started by cowofwar, Jan 23, 2001.

  1. cowofwar

    cowofwar Peasant

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    Is anyone running Linux in here? I've got a copy of YDL on my system.
     
  2. Sparhawk

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    All I got from Linux was a feeling that it's unfinished (ie unpolished). I guess I'm spoiled from using my Mac. Linux would definitely be a step up from the PC GUI...
     
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    Linux is powerful, but difficult to use. The cool thing about Mac OS X is that it combines the power of Linux (BSD really) with a great GUI. I haven't used Aqua myself, but I've heard it's better than the current Mac GUI. Opinions differ though.
     
  4. cowofwar

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    OS X wins hands down in everything except visuals. I think that os x has lost some of the mac pizazz, whatever that make's a mac look like a mac.
     
  5. Keeksy

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    ???

    I think Aqua looks good, in hi-res atleast. It uses Quartz, which is super-cool and makes awsome visuals. :)
     
  6. Sparhawk

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    Plus it's really easy to mod the interface, as, as you said, everything is running under quartz. Pretty cool to be able to modify a PDF and change the interface...
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    agreed

    OS X is a high resolution GUI. It looks crappy in lower resolutions.
     
  8. Hannibal~MAC

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    INDEED....
     
  9. Jakeman

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    thinking about it.

    I think I want to build a Linux box. I am really into the whole internet scene and web developement. If I had a Linux box to mess with I could set up local DNS servers and stuff to learn all that low level web technology.
     
  10. Keeksy

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    Buy a $799 iMac next month when new models come out. It should be plenty fast running Linux. :)
     
  11. cowofwar

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    That's what I was thinking of. Getting an iMac for my server.
     
  12. Keeksy

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    Go for it man! :)
     
  13. Sparhawk

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    DNS? Just run Mac DNS from Apple! It even does load balancing, and it's free!
     
  14. cowofwar

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    Apple provides free DNS services?
     
  15. Sparhawk

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    No, free dns software. You can set up your own DNS server with no problem, as long as you have a static IP. I've put the software on my FTP server in the guest directory.

    If you need help setting up the Zone info, just let me know. The docs are fairly dense, at least I found them so.
     
  16. Keeksy

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    Cool! :D
     

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