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Debian on a Mac Mini

2005-02-15 16:25:00.58994+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Hot damn! How to make a Mac Mini useful? Install Debian Linux on it.

[ related topics: Free Software Apple Computer Open Source Macintosh ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-16 04:04:05.838585+00 by: igor'

Dan, maybe you should give OS X a chance. OS X has the nicest looking fonts in its Terminal out of any Linux (or even Unix or Windows) system, which is especially apparent on an LCD screen - that alone is worth the ridiculous price of Apple hardware. I started using OS X about a year ago and now I won't switch back to Linux.


#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-16 04:07:04.098039+00 by: igor' [edit history]

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-16 22:32:11.686564+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

If you are just going to install Debian on it, why not get a mini-itx (or whatever) x86 box for 2/3 the price? That way lies working wireless, too.

And, fonts? With sub-pixel rendering on my Ubuntu/Debian system, I don't have a problem.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-17 16:12:46.009624+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

I should note that perhaps my ignorance of MacOS fonts is saving me a grand. That's some good ignorance.