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[News] GNU/Linux Should Not Imitate Apple's Mistakes

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Editor's Note: Linux Should Copy Amiga

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| As I read "Amiga - the little computer that could" I kept thinking how much 
| more it sounded like a good inspiration for Linux than Apple. Most of the  
| concepts are similar: power under the hood in easy reach, a shiny polished 
| easily-customizable exterior, and an overall goal of putting the user in 
| ultimate control. Put Amiga's friendliness on top of Linux's raw power, 
| flexibility, and openness-- now that would be a world-beater.    



Dell Mini Inspiron 9

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| I’m living the dream, I tell you! I’ve swapped my MacBook for a Dell Mini and
| so far the experience has been pretty positive.



Moving from Mac to Ubuntu: Why I’m switching

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| Why I’m leaving Mac
|    1. Crap file management.The Finder doesn’t work for me. No location bar
|    and no tree strucure side panel makes it difficult to navigate folders and
|    move files around the way I want to.
|    2. Insufficient panels & customization. In Ubuntu I can have as many
|    panels I want, can put all kinds of stuff on them, and can arrange them
|    however I want. In OSX You just have the dock, and you can really only put
|    applications or files on them, and you can’t even put in a separator to
|    keep them organized.
|    3. Various other annoyances. Such as:
|           * program menus are glued to the top of the screen on one monitor
|           only, which detaches them from the window. This is especailly
|           annoying when the program you’re using is on the second monitor.
|           * the date/time doesn’t open to a navigable calendar. I often use
|           this to check dates in the past or future.
|           * you can’t see hidden files unless you run a command from the
|           terminal to turn them on. Thus, hidden files are either always on
|           or always off.


A new version of AmigaOS

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| At the time of writing, Hyperion is still in the middle of a lawsuit brought
| by the company that contracted the development of the OS, Amiga Incorporated.
| The lawsuit hinges on the original OS4 development contract, signed in the
| wake of the dotcom crash of 2001, when Amiga Inc. had lost its funding and
| did not appear to be financially viable going forward. The deal specified
| that if Amiga Inc. were to declare bankruptcy, Hyperion Entertainment (which
| prior to the development of OS4 specialized primarily in porting games from
| Windows to the Mac, Amiga, and Linux) would gain full control of the rights
| to the OS.


Tux meets Amiga, part 2: Porting AmiKit to Linux

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| During my article on Amiga emulation on the Linux platform I had deliberately 
| neglected to mention AmiKit as there appeared to be only MS Windows based 
| executable installers and zip archives on the AmiKit web site.  

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