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Re: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X Windows 10

Post by MurphCID » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:52 am

???? Not sure I understand this post.

andreyswit wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:25 pm
on which page of this thread will docsmooth point out that these thoughts arent actually random?

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Re: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10

Post by Portreve » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:15 pm

To be honest, MurphCID, when I started reading this and got to the beginning of your LinuxMint experience, I thought you were going to install it on your MacBook Pro to replace Mac OS X. It is a pretty controlled environment which Apple expects its users to use as it sees fit, some tweaking and customization aside, period.

I have LM 19 (beta, as I type this) running full-time on my 2011 MBP 13", and honestly, I couldn't be happier, other than having newer hardware, but then that's always a given.
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Re: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10

Post by MurphCID » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:17 pm

Portreve wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:15 pm
To be honest, MurphCID, when I started reading this and got to the beginning of your LinuxMint experience, I thought you were going to install it on your MacBook Pro to replace Mac OS X. It is a pretty controlled environment which Apple expects its users to use as it sees fit, some tweaking and customization aside, period.

I have LM 19 (beta, as I type this) running full-time on my 2011 MBP 13", and honestly, I couldn't be happier, other than having newer hardware, but then that's always a given.
I thought about it at the time, but decided that I like the little HP Spectre x360 much better as a linux machine. I decided I would keep the Mac as a play thing since the o/s really is not for serious work, but for entertainment. I think that Apple has disabled some of the functionality of the terminal in O/S X since I tried to use some terminal commands to remove cruft from the mac and it did not work. I might look at a System 76 Oryx Pro later on for a gaming machine, or a Galago pro but the Mac will remain the Mac. I have a large iTunes library, and if iTunes would work on Mint, I would drop all other operating systems in a flash. Sorry for the confusion, I did at one point think about it, but decided against it in the long run. Maybe I'll look at getting a 15" MBP 2014 model from Mac of All Trades to put linux on later on.

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Re: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10

Post by Portreve » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:41 pm

There's only been two ways in which I've ever used iTunes.

The first way was the same as anyone here might use something like Rhythmbox: hold and organize and play back your music.

The second way, and this is before the era of Google, I would use it to research songs: what albums they belonged to, which music groups did them.

But, I've never bought anything from them.
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Re: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10

Post by MurphCID » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:34 pm

I have an iPod for walking and such, so I need iTunes for that. Plus I have a large music collection which I add to all the time. IT can't be that hard to port iTunes to Linux since it runs on BSD (Mac O/S X).

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Re: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10

Post by HaveaMint » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:58 am

I have a friend that loves her Mac and recently the ssd died on it. She had the shop fix it for somewhere around $300+ for hardware and labor. I got to looking at the hardware specs of the Mac and a comparable w10 loaded Laptop was $1000 cheaper than a Mac so I figure one pays $1000 for the OS. I see why I never had a Mac. The last two laptops I bought had w10 on them and w10 got neatly filed away in file 13, both running XFCE 18.3. One loaded 18.3 no problem and the other I had to load 18 then update to 18.3 . I have no use for the ratpad on laptops because I never learned to type in school with the rest on mechanical type writers, so with the ratpad and my occasional bumps on it I would end up with a mess. I disable the Pads and rely on an externals. I have one laptop as a Minecraft server at home always on and this laptop goes with me in the car. My desktop is my powerhouse (to me) and all have mint.
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