You probably know that I'm REALLY, REALLY hoping for a Mac netbook to be announced in January!!
However, if Apple disappoints me, again, then I'm thinking about getting "another brand" and using some flavor of Linux. I have seen that someone just hacked OS X into a netbook but that doesn't seem like the way to go if you claim to be doing "important stuff".
So, I guess two questions:
- Any opinions on using a non-Apple, OS X, hacked machine? - Any opinions on which flavors of Linux, that are netbook-available, would be the best for Java SE?
Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
(If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
What? Giving up on a tablet? You know that new glass trackpad is just a testing ground for their tablets. Heh heh.
Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Hardly giving up, but you know, life is short, time moves on...
Anyway, the good news about these netbooks is that they cost only $300-$400 - so even though that's not pocket change, if Apple disappoints in January and I get a netbook, it won't be the end of the world if Apple comes thru 6 months from now.
Hey, here's a rumor to start! Perhaps Steve isn't giving the keynote so that someone else can announce the new Apple netbook - since Steve doesn't seem to be a big fan of netbooks.
Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Alas, no netbooks announced at the phil-in note. Just today I heard that it's not difficult to install OS 10 on some netbooks though...