[kwlug-disc] Mac OS and Linux

Oksana Goertzen ogoertzen at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 11:32:51 EDT 2009


On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 2:56 PM, <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:

> kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org wrote on 06/30/2009 02:29:26 PM:
> > From: Oksana Goertzen <ogoertzen at gmail.com>
>
> > Mac:  -slick, good design/good support, well-tuned hardware (discrete
> > graphics out of my reach price-wise), good range of apps for kids -
> > it's what they get exposed to in school, "linux-like" OS and Linux in
> VM,
> > 13", take it into an Apple store for fixing, and my older son has an
> iTouch
> > and loved Garage Band, shiny display, some buy-in to proprietary apps,
> > equipment and "lifestyle", "expensive"
>
> You could run Linux directly on the MacBook. People do it.


:)


>
> > P.S.  Anyone hacking AppleTV?
>
> I have. If I had a MacBook I could have just created a patch-stick instead
> of disassembling the case. It went back together fine and looks good, It's
> just me that knows the rubber skin is now a little loose. There are great
> online instructions on hacking them.
>
> Now I need someone with a Mac to compile MythTV for me. The version of
> MythFrontEnd that run on AppleTV don't get the remote commands. Apple
> changed how the commands are received between firmware versions.


If I buy one, you are free to use mine.  :)  So, you're running MythTV on
there?  What does that get you over the AppleTV software - record and
watch live TV?  Record a program while watching something else.
Anything else?  Do you know what wireless device it uses?

:)  Thanks, Oksana
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