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 MOS6510 on Mon 10th Sep 2012 05:16 UTC
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I switched from Linux to OS X in 2005. It was an iMac G5 running Panther (10.3).

To be honest it was a bit of a disappointment. It wasn't as fast as I hoped it to be, the email client didn't support IMAP subfolders, the browser was crappy, like were most applications.

So I downloaded Firefox, used mutt and slrn in a terminal window ssh'ing to my Linux server while trying to find acceptable native replacements.

Things changed with Tiger (10.4) though and from then on things only got better.

What I do miss is a nice and clear text console. When doing geeky stuff in Linux I liked to switch from the GUI to the CLI, not in a terminal window but the real text console.

What I don't miss about Linux is all the time spend fixing stuff, making things work. Well, sometimes this was fun and very educational, but when you become a married working father you don't have too much spare time.

My first distro was SuSE, then Red Hat for a long time, back to SuSE, Slackware, Debian, Ubuntu.

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