Rev/Linux update - for Richmond

Andre Garzia andre at
Fri Aug 6 11:27:51 EDT 2010

Now, when we get RevBrowser for Linux, I will be *ready* to switch...

If just there was some nice laptops like my macbook pro... I feel bad about
partitioning it to install linux. I think Macbooks should stay with mac

anyone recommends a good linux laptop not that ugly and not that expensive?
just to know about, am forbidden to buy another laptop due to having 5
already... different generations, have all my laptops till today, neve threw
away hardware, keep'em working all!

The best laptop I have is my OLPC XO-1, that thing is damn cute! I don't
care if it is an underpowered Geode. Sugar is Great!

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Richard Gaskin
<ambassador at>wrote:

> Andre Garzia wrote:
>  Rev is approaching the point where I will simply complete my transition to
>> linux and be happy... my ubuntu box is so much more responsive than my mac
>> os x box, and both have similar specs.
> Yep.  Forgive me for making a "me too" post, but me too. :)
> I already use Firefox for browsing and Thunderbird for email, so with Rev
> beefing up its Linux engine the three most common apps I use every day are
> making life in Ubuntu a snap (and in Win7 of course, which I keep on
> dual-boot on my Dell for testing).
> And with all the goodies freely available in the Ubuntu Software Center
> just one click away (for those who don't use Ubuntu, think App Store for
> Linux), there's hardly anything I miss when I'm using my Dell these days.
> I recently started using Rhythmbox for my music purchases too - lets me
> support Canonical for the good work they've done giving me Ubuntu for free,
> and I get my music in MP3 format ready for my non-Apple music player that
> includes a radio and cost only $20 (after springing extra for good
> headphones I still saved more than $50 on that, and I love listening to
> NPR's business report on FM during the train ride home).
> Andrew Kluthe's comments here last month about the relative costs of
> different systems got me thinking, and inspired me to explore new hardware
> options that I'd never considered before having been almost exclusively
> Mac-centric.
> I love my Apple gear, but I can't say I mind getting great performance at
> ultra-low prices when I buy for "the other Unix-based OS" and spending the
> difference on a nice weekend on Catalina Island. :)
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