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[aprssig] Macbook for radio ?

Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Sun Jan 20 19:54:04 UTC 2008


If you don't intend to use OS X, you might as well go get a Windows 
laptop for half the price.

The big advantage for Mac OS X is as simple as most things for 
Unix/Linux will build cleanly and you still get a great looking and 
useful OS.  It also boots in about 15-30 seconds (to desktop), 
compared to most Windows OSes which take 1-2 minutes.

My field laptop is a Macbook Pro purely because it's no-nonsense and 
'just works' and I second Xastir.  It installs fine from 
Macports.  We run our iGate on FreeBSD and FreeBSD is most of the 
backend for OS X.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 02:50 PM 1/20/2008, Andrew Rich wrote:
>Sorry I mean ripping off the OSX and puttin LINUX and windows on
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