[CentOS] Experiences with CentOS & MacBook Pro?

Benjamin Smith lists at benjamindsmith.com
Thu Oct 26 00:32:05 UTC 2006

> Just out of curiousity, why replace OSX with Centos?
> Mike

'Cause it's just better. Among other things, MacOS has the following problems 

1) Multiple Desktops, or, at least, the lack thereof. Yeah, Leopord will come 
with 'spaces', but if it isn't released, it isn't released. 

2) Application windows don't alt-tab between them. So, if you have two or 
three terminal windows open, you have to use the mouse to switch. (AGUHG!) 

3) The dock is easy to use, but just irritating to me. It succeeds in being 
pretty and consuming useful desktop space without providing much useful 
information at all. It's like a pretty girl with rocks in her head - nice to 
look at at first, but no fun to live with! 

4) No task bar. (Hey, it's easy to jump straight to whatever you want by 
hitting the button, without having to "hunt" for it based on whether or not 
you minimized it) 

OTOH, I have to support Mac OSX with our client-side software - so being able 
to run Linux, Windows, and OSX on a single machine without alot of pain would 
be very, very nice. (but I'm starting to get my reservations) 


"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
- XEROX PARC slogan, circa 1978

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