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iBook - Equiraptor's Journal
I was playing World of Warcraft today. One of my hunters reached level 30, and I was working on getting another to level 40 (Yay 40) when my mother mentioned that some packages had arrived for me at their house. A few days ago, I ordered an iBook online - in fact, the very day the latest ones were released. It was shipped to my parents' house. I knew, when mother mentioned a package, that that was my iBook. Nugget and I drove to the house, opened the package, and low and behold, there it was. The first words out of my dad's mouth? "Is it really white?" Well, of course, Dad, it's an iBook. Dad has much to learn about the ways of the Mac.

So... Ummmm... My level 39 hunter is halfway to level 40, and is staying that way. I don't know how long I'll want for iBook configuration/play - I may even be satisfied with it tonight. So it's highly likely my hunter will reach 40 tomorrow (and there just might be another post), but in the mean time, I'm hiding in front of a tiny little 12" screen enjoying my new found Mac OS X running computer.

It is the base model 12" iBook, with the 1.33GHz processor, 512M RAM, 40G hard drive, ATI Radeon 9550 (32M video RAM), and a combo drive. I've ordered an additional 1G RAM for it. I figured a 1G stick on NewEgg was cheaper than a 512M stick through the Apple Store, so I might as well get 1G, right? Mmmmm, 1.5G RAM in an iBook...

So we'll see what gripes an Enlightenment user can find for Aqua. :D
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equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: July 30th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Huh? Randomly losing the X server? Never had that happen, in nearly four years of using Enlightenment.

Hooray for accusing Enlightenment of doing things it doesn't do!
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equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: July 30th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)
It really bugs me when people insult Enlightenment because of things that happened more than half a decade ago. It feels to me like they're insulting it because they don't like the interface it tries to be, but don't want to (or don't know to) say that, and therefore pick out some bug from ages ago that was fixed before I even owned a computer, and insult Enlightenment based on that. It's like calling Windows unstable and insecure because of experiences on 98SE, without ever looking at a newer (or NT based) release.

It reminds me of the Linux zealots who only care about eliminating THE MAN/Bill Gates.
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equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: July 30th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is nothing else out there that can touch Enlightenment for multiple desktop usage. I don't mean multiple monitors, I mean multiple desktops (of various types, even) on a single monitor, with fast and easy switching. Most people don't use multiple desktops, or don't use them the way Enlightenment encourages, and therefore they find Enlightenment difficult to use, illogical, and slow. For me, however, there is absolutely nothing else out there that can match it's ease of use, speed, and beauty. There are bugs with it, and there hasn't been an apparent version released in a great deal of time (longer than I've been using it), so people assume there is no development and no bug fixes occurring. They are very wrong.

We'll see how something that doesn't even support multiple desktops (Aqua) compares, in my mind.
cowbert From: cowbert Date: July 30th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
IMO, the fvwm2 multiple desktop functionality is good-enough-for-me kthx :)
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equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: July 30th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
A) I don't take supposed "tongue in cheek" well when it's criticizing something on a point that is no longer valid, and hasn't been for a great deal of time. If you'd picked on a current bug, I wouldn't have gotten so upset. Everything has faults. The least you could do is find one that's current.

B) That's exactly the point. People don't realize how long it's been and how much Enlightenment has improved since they've last tried it.

C) Yeah. It used to suck. By the time I came around, it had only a few minor bugs that one would see daily. While it's not as smooth as KDE or GNOME, neither offer me the desktop environment E! does, so I tolerate these bugs. I've even seen many of them fixed, in my time using it.

D) The Linux zealots wouldn't be so annoying if they'd at least use current data and facts, rather than superstition, exaggerated statistics (when they bother) and act as though all Windows OSes use the 9x core.
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decibel45 From: decibel45 Date: July 30th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's all mysql's fault.
From: thomasj Date: July 30th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
People still use Enlightenment?? Damn.
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: July 30th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's nothing else that gives me an environment I like as much. What else would I use?
From: thomasj Date: July 31st, 2005 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I was just surprised it's still around. I was using it in high school!
jenova_silver From: jenova_silver Date: July 31st, 2005 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm jealous. I'm in need of a newer Mac soon.
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