[ILUG] Slightly OT - Linux PPC CD's or DVD's
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Oct 20 01:44:31 IST 2004
Quoting Conall O'Brien (conall+ilug at conall.net):
> I spent over 12 months on and off trying to get Debian to sync aging
> Palm and my Sony Ericsson phone together over Bluetooth, succeeding
> only once. Guess how many seconds it took me after I turned my
> PowerBook on for the first time? :)
Odd that you should mention that: People on MacOS who want to sync a
Sony Clie or many (not all) other brands PalmOS devices end up having to
pay extra bucks for an add-on piece of proprietary software from
California, called Missing Sync -- whereas with Linux on that same Mac,
you typically just use pilot-xfer front-ended by JPilot.
But I'm delighted that you're happy. Me, I've seen entirely too much of
the Church of Steve over the years.
> I was referring to the fact that it's a no brainer for Apple to have
> complete support for their hardare in their OS.
And yet, they don't -- unless you keep throwing away your older gear as
it drops off the supported devices list.
> I don't have to go off and wait for decent X drivers for the graphics
> card, etc. Like I've had to do with a few pieces of hardware in the
> last year...
Yes, this is what I was referring to, about the commendable efficiency
of buying the solution from the same firm that gave you the problem.
Of course, some of us check driver support _before_ buying.
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