[Melbourne-pm] Getting a Mac Power Book

Alec Clews alecclews at gmail.com
Mon May 28 01:47:13 PDT 2007

Many thanks to all the people who replied both on and off the list.

I think I'll stay with Linux because I'm too old to have a digital life --
only software and data in my world.

(shame -- the Mac is so cool...)

On 28/05/07, Alec Clews <alecclews at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know this is not a Perl question so my apologies. However I figure there
> might be knowledge and opinions on the list.
> I have a serious case of Mac lust and I'm thinking of sinking some money
> into a Power Book (but not yet, there are rumours of new machines in June)
> The questions I have is as follows:
> * What can OS/X offer that Linux can't
> * What is the downside of migrating to OS/X?
> * Is OS/X as good as Linux for running and developing OSS software? Some
> of the things that I particularly interested in are: GNU Cash (possible to
> install I believe but not a supported platform); Apache, Perl and  all that
> goes with it (i.e. CPAN), MYSql (I believe there is a port supported by
> the vendor), svk.

Alec Clews <alecclews at gmail.com>             Melbourne, Australia.
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