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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RE: Shallow article
by ilovebeer on Mon 10th Sep 2012 04:45 UTC in reply to "Shallow article"
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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.

The author shared his own personal experience. What he calls advantages are advantages in his view, not "supposed" ones. The article didn't come across as the author just saying things to make himself feel good about switching. To the contrary, he made it clear it wasn't painless and there are things he misses about linux.

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?

Are you aware of all the generalizations you've made in your post? It's like a guy saying he hates broccoli, then eating a whole plate of it.

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.

He is clearly having a far better desktop experience with OSX than he ever did with linux. If he is telling himself anything, it's probably "I'm glad I switched".

He is no more wrong for his apparent love for OSX than you are for your apparent love for linux KDE. Although I'm no OSX fan, I do have to side with the author. IMO linux is complete trash for a desktop environment, with OSX and Windows shitting all over it.

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.

Is it OSX you hate or just anything Apple-related? Being so emotionally attached to a company seems like a massive waste to me but hey, if that's what turns your crank....

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