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Re: What *nix do you recommend for a laptop?

by Fletch (Chancellor)
on Feb 28, 2008 at 16:34 UTC ( #670928=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What *nix do you recommend for a laptop?

OS X on a MacBook Pro. Best *NIX experience I've ever had on laptop hardware.

There might be small bumps in a SYSV-vs-BSD sense between Solaris that you're used to and OS X, but probably most any open source utilities that you want will compile out of the box (either by hand or via something like macports). Leopard comes with 5.8.8 stock (or you can roll your own 5.10 from source).

Update: Fink is certainly another viable option; I used to use it but switched to macports

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Re^2: What *nix do you recommend for a laptop?
by Errto (Vicar) on Feb 28, 2008 at 18:38 UTC
    I haven't used macports but I've had good luck with Fink which seems to serve a similar purpose.

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[choroba]: when you're waiting for something, you sleep for $x, then $x * 2, then $x * 2 * 2, etc. up to a max or timeout
[erix]: right. yeah, sounds useful
[choroba]: it's handy when most of the times you get the response back almost immediately, but in rare cases, it can take longer time
[choroba]: in this particular case, we're fetching messages from Kafka

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