hooligan: why run linux on a mac? it's already stable and can run all the *nix stuff.
abf: there r reasons. answer the question. um, btw, anyone know how to get wireless working w/ linux?
we rest our cases
but, no, no linux here on my ibook, tho i am tempted to try yellowdog even w/o the wireless just to see how it handles on the hardware. i used linux for a few weeks on my PC, got sick of the fact that each install had different hardware/drivers that didn't get recognized, and needless to say the games support blew. man this sounds familiar...i think i've heard this somewhere b4 but i just can't place it... "well did u...?" "did u try...?" shush. maybe someday when the driver issues as well as the UI get ironed out so stability and usability are a moot point. oh sh!t, i think i just described OS X!
i don't know if the hardware per se is better than PC hardware in as much as the hardware and OS were built around each other. i.e.-since everything is designed within apple, it wouldn't be uncommon for someone working on the video card integration to be consulting with the OS team in-house. u get that as well as the fact that u can't effectively frankenstein a mac in the way u can a PC. even new add-in hardware like video cards need to meet mac standards before they can go into a powermac for example. the only item u could probably just stick in and work with, without consideration as to whether it will fly is a hard drive. some don't like the fact that they can't DIY (abf), but it's also how and why apple has such "good" hardware. what u get has been designed to work together.