Dell XPS 13 and Debian Sid

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I purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, to replace my ageing Apple Macbook 2,1. After six years of daily use, it’s (over)due to retire.

Status update!

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Short summary of what I’ve been busy with:

Updating Boot Camp to 2.1

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For a reason not to be mentioned here, I needed to install Windows XP (legal license) on my Macbook. Easily done, Boot Camp Assistant, install windows, install drivers, the works.

Linux on the Apple Macbook

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I was bored recently, and decided to install Linux on my Macbook. I opted for the distribution I like best – Debian (unstable/Sid).

Bigger disk!

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Upgraded my Macbook with a bigger disk: from an 80gb Toshiba MK8034GSX drive (with which it came delivered) to a (secondhand) 320gb Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (what’s in a name…). Long live diskspace! ;)

Linux on my MacBook

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I’m currently trying to get Linux (Debian Sid) working on my MacBook… it’s installed, but still needs lots of tweaking.

Mac is back… again…

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After they screwed a screw in my previous repair, it’s back again. I’ve checked it, nothing’s loose, everything seems to be in order. Let’s hope it is!

My Mac is Back!

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I put it in for repair after hairline cracks started appearing in the front bezel and on the bottom.

Typing spanish on a Mac

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I finally (well, no, I got the answer from my thread on found how to type spanish characters on Mac OS X (thanks to the wonderful Study Spanish site):


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Yesterday I went to FEM Computer Systems in Aalst, Belgium – a local computer store that sells PC’s and Apple stuff. After my wonderful time in another store, I was kinda weary, but for nothing :) The service is great, they treat people like they should be treated :)

Switch? No thanks.

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Since I sold my trusty 3-year old Acer Travelmate 803, I was going to go and look in some stores for new laptops. Hopping around in Ghent, I walked off to the Fnac, noted the offers there (nothing that really drew my attention), and then to the Switch computer store (an authorized mac reseller). Their non-mac offerings are not too great (you can better go to another store), so I waited my turn ...