Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Sep 2012 22:58 UTC
Mac OS X "A little more than an year ago I wrote my rant post The Linux Desktop Experience is Killing Linux on the Desktop and for the first time in 8 years I wasn't a desktop Linux user anymore. I spent about a month wrestling with Windows 7, but let's face it - Windows is ill suited for professional Ruby programmers like me (and it's ill suited for most programmers, except maybe Java & .Net I guess). Anyways, it was never my intention to stick with Windows - I was just doing my Mac due diligence. Now with 1+ year of OSX usage I'd like to share a few things about my experience thus far with you."
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by porcel on Sun 9th Sep 2012 23:46 UTC
porcel
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There is nothing in the article that is objectively true. Just a bunch of generalizations to make the author feel good about the supposed advantages of his new OS.

I canĀ“t stand when people make gross generalizations about the technical virtues of any platform. To me, nothing beats KDE as a great workstation, entertainment platform and development platform. Should I preach this from the rooftops on the hopes that somebody will follow me down the same path?

Paying a bunch of money for overprized hardware will make you do JUST THAT. People need to rationalize past behaviour by telling themselves how much better off they are because of said behavior, when, perhaps, objetively, the world is not as black and white.

I will say one thing which is an objective truth: I will not give any of my hard-earned money to a company run by assholes who believe in software patents and use litigation to kill competition.

Edited 2012-09-09 23:49 UTC

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