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NQ Mac netbook

Bert Bates
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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?


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Pauline McNamara
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What? Giving up on a tablet? You know that new glass trackpad is just a testing ground for their tablets. Heh heh.
Bert Bates
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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.
Pauline McNamara
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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...

A couple links (haven't read through the in their entirety):
http://www.last100.com/2009/01/05/netbook-goodbye-xp-hello-osx/
http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/12/17/osx-netbook-compatib.html
http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/09/os-x-on-a-netbo.html

Bert Bates
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tempting Pauline...

Seems a bit more like a hobby solution
 
Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.
 
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