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Title: Found another reason to choose Linux
Post by: nightflier on September 30, 2011, 05:50:57 am
Just had a new experience: a fresh install of Mac OSX. No software key or activation, good. Will not complete unless you give full name, address and a valid telephone number, not good!
Title: Re: Found another reason to choose Linux
Post by: M0E-lnx on September 30, 2011, 06:08:16 am
seriously?  I've never had a mac install
Title: Re: Found another reason to choose Linux
Post by: nightflier on September 30, 2011, 06:54:58 am
Seriously! Tried some bogus phone numbers, but it would not be fooled. So I lied, entered my work info, probably opened myself up to legal action by Apple.. hope they don't call and check up on it, because Mr. Web Surfer will not be available.  :D
Title: Re: Found another reason to choose Linux
Post by: M0E-lnx on September 30, 2011, 06:59:59 am
HAHAHA
That's crazy.  Next thing you know they'll want your first born child.
Title: Re: Found another reason to choose Linux
Post by: Megamieuwsel on November 13, 2011, 11:20:45 am
Next thing you know they'll want your first born child.
They always did, haven't you noticed before?...
Title: Re: Found another reason to choose Linux
Post by: ronnyquest on November 13, 2011, 11:54:56 am
Yet, people "miss" Steve Jobs.  He was every bit as bad as Gates, but had a snappier wardrobe.
Title: Re: Found another reason to choose Linux
Post by: Lyn on November 13, 2011, 01:17:08 pm
I can understand if you are going to have a closed source system then have the hardware and the software locked down entirely and restricted.  Macs do "just work".  The user experience for a novice is far better than Windows on a PC.  However a completely locked down system does remove any freedom you may have had with respect to your machine.  They are a better "windows" than Windows in that respect.
Title: Re: Found another reason to choose Linux
Post by: vincent2 on November 26, 2011, 06:03:51 am
try install vl7 rc 4.4 on mac machine... see what's happening and report here
Title: Re: Found another reason to choose Linux
Post by: uelsk8s on November 26, 2011, 12:55:05 pm
try install vl7 rc 4.4 on mac machine... see what's happening and report here
I run VL on all my mac machines, works great.
Title: Re: Found another reason to choose Linux
Post by: sledgehammer on November 26, 2011, 04:25:26 pm
uelsk8s

My friend has an older mac....probably 3 -5 years old or so.  Do you think latest VL7 release candidate might work?  I would be in trouble if not as i don't think she has the disks to reinstall.  And I know nothing of Mac, except that her machine is old enough that it won't do some things.  In particular, it would not install google voice (or google talk...I forget which) this summer.