john.allen at online.ie
Wed Feb 28 16:33:20 GMT 2001
Ferren MacIntyre wrote:
> I'm a new subscriber. 80 messages this morning--all, apparently, from
> people trying desperately to escape the clutches of Bill Gates. Having
> myself done so successfully and happily by 1980, I sympathize
> wholeheartedly, and wish you luck.
> However, even Macintosh users sometimes feel a need access the vast
> quantities of fossil code written for Unix, and even though OS X
> promises such access, it is not here yet in any operational sense, and
> the ethical appeal of community software makes Linux attractive.
> Nevertheless, your list--however poignant and heartfelt--makes obscure and
> largely irrelevant reading.
Yeah I agree, lots of irrelevant shit about Linux on Macs,
Face facts, the majority of messages on the list will be irrelevant to most
people, but just like reading USENET, you occasionally comes across that
gem that you needed, or you'll never forget. Any even without the gems
you will still expand you mind daily.
A nice addition to the list processor would be a de-HTMLification of
posts, so when I occasionally post HTML by accident it still gets
> Is anyone else in Ireland attempting to use Linux on the Mac? I have
> LinuxPPC 2000 and am informed that I need 2000Q4 to get past the "hdb:
> Interrupt lost" complaint. I thought perhaps I'd ask for advice
> before continuing in this direction. Any recommendations?
> Are there enough of us to warrant a Mac list, or should just
> -- Ferren
> Dr Ferren MacIntyre
> MRI, National University of Ireland
> Galway, Ireland
> +353 91 52 44 11 x 3202
> The Mews, Carrownacroagh Hse
> Carnacrow, HEADFORD
> Co. Galway, EIRE
> +353 93 35027
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