[ubuntu-uk] Mac Frustration (was Remote support was Sad but true? etc.)

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Sun Jan 18 21:24:03 GMT 2009

Sean Miller wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 4:45 PM, William Anderson <neuro at well.com> wrote:
>> Where it counts, it does exactly what you'd think a Ctrl key does.  If I
>> fire up a shell, Ctrl+C, +Z, +S, etc does what you think it would.  You
>> quickly get used to the difference between Ctrl and Cmd, in fact it's
>> quite handy to be able to use Cmd+C in a shell to copy stuff without
>> accidentally killing the process you're running.  Honestly, the more I
>> hear about all these supposed issues with different keys etc, the more
>> it sounds like FUD (not accusing you of anything, just commenting on the
>> general hassles people usually proclaim of Macs).
> When I become wealthy I may invest in one... but at the moment Windows
> & Ubuntu suffice...

Hello, Sean.

William is right, most Mac's have a 'normal' keyboard + I'm running 
Ubuntu 8.10 on an old 15" flat-screen G4 iMac quite happily. The only 
keyboard-related problem I have is that the Mac cursor keys produce 
different escapes than the PC keys when using NX, so I have to be 
careful if I suspend an NX session running from a PC then resume the 
session from NX running on a Mac...

Anyone else running 8.10 on a PowerPC Mac?

Dr. A.J.Travis, University of Aberdeen, Rowett Institute of Nutrition
and Health, Greenburn Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB21 9SB, Scotland, UK
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