[Chugalug] Laptop Alternatives

Nick Smith nick at nicksmith.us
Fri Nov 8 13:58:40 UTC 2013

What kinds of tweaks are you doing to get your awesome machine from FOSS on
your mac?

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Nov 2013, Phil Sieg wrote:
>> I love the "idea" of abandoning my laptop, unfortunately I believe we are
>> years from that reality.
>> The "killer" piece of gear would be a tablet/detachable keyboard combo
>> that operates with a Tablet interface when it is "sans" keyboard, and
>> operates with a desktop interface once keyboard is attached.
> I thought my Asus Transformer would be that piece of gear..
> not even close. Too limiting for much beyond email.
> I hate to admit it, but the Mac Pro tweaked out with some Linux-ish FOSS
> goodness is an awesome machine for a portable business power user AND Linux
> developer. The polish and usability of the Linux desktop ecosystem is a
> fragmented disaster in comparison. Although I still like my
> Enlightenment/Bodhi system for serious work. It runs best on a real
> laptop/desktop system.
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Nick Smith
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