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Dividing the Linux desktop
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Mac OS X only has hardware support for a few laptop models.
GNOME and input method integration
Posted Jul 3, 2012 16:35 UTC (Tue) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
I do know that when I upgraded to a Macbook Pro in 2008 it was a great relief and very refreshing to know that every time I closed the lid it went to sleep. Every time I opened the lid it woke up.
It didn't stay awake and burn away the battery because Gnome had decided to create their own power management daemon and do it very badly. (Oooh, there's a sysfs file that is missing/in the wrong place/has different contents or permissions! I had better crash and not restart!)
It didn't kernel panic on resume.
Playing sound worked in every application, every time, without needing to search for whatever app had locked the sound device.
Linux cannot claim these things. It is certainly a more interesting OS, but it does cause a strain.
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