In thinking a bit more about what I wrote here, I've realized that I've mostly switched. At home I use OS X as my "desktop" and Linux on the server. At work it's Linux on the "desktop" and FreeBSD on the server (usually). Only two things have been bothering me about the TiBook, and I'm close to having both solved.

The first was memory. I currently have 384MB in the TiBook. It came with 256MB. I just orded a 512MB SODIMM so that I can bring it up to 768MB. Once I've done that, I suspect that it'll be a lot more usable when I've got lots of stuff open.

The second problem was finding an alternative terminal. I've mostly settled on GLTerm because it's really, really fast and contains All The Right Fonts. On the downside, I need to cought up some cash to register it and have to deal with it freaking out every once in a while. I'm also keeping my eye on iTerm. It's a bit young but shows some real promise. It is faster than but isn't even close to GLTerm when it comes to raw speed. Plus, using iTerm means using a sucky font. But that may change someday.

Posted by jzawodn at December 22, 2002 09:11 PM

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# Derek Vadala said:

How do you deal with the TiBook's built-in 802.11 card? I've read quite a few reports about its limited range. I don't have one, but in about a week I'll be moving and in a position where I'll be responsible for getting a friend and neighbor with a TiBook online via a DSL connection and wireless bridge, both of which I'll be taking over from him. As of now, his TiBook barely works when he walks into another room of his apartment. Next week he'll be two floors below (yikes).

on December 23, 2002 05:54 PM
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