- I will no longer have a PowerPC machine; it has been fine, I have been spoiled by Apple hardware and design, but I also had my share of bitterness (like it or not flash is ubiquitous, wlan works on i386 hardware via ndiswrapper, wine is good enough when no free alternatives are around)
- my father will use my current laptop in OS X; as sad as it may sound I am glad I will not have to administer the machine that much, and, like it or not, the OS X is better suited for him since he is not "that" skilled with computers
- I can't work on powerpc/bigendian specific issues, thus, the long pending and incomplete glest big-endian support patch will have to find a new person to take care of and finish it. BTW, the glest project needs developers, the current ones are busy and can hardly do maintainance. Is a pitty, the game has incredible graphics.
- I will be able to test the Debian Games Team's games... and I will be able to play again cursively Oolite. (BTW, Oolite should autobuild now, but it seems it hasn't been autobuilt, just the upload architecture is on version 1.65-4)
Sunday, 7 January 2007
New laptop #2
A new laptop means more things than just new hardware.