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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One disadvantage of Mac OS X...
by rklrkl on Mon 10th Sep 2012 08:48 UTC
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...is the sticker price shock you get. Whilst the cost of Mac OS X upgrades of the OS itself are sensible, the initial hardware price is not and "officially" (Hackintoshes aside) you aren't allowed to run Mac OS X on anything other than very, very expensive Apple kit. Here in the UK, the Apple store is ludicrously priced - about double the price for equivalent Windows-running hardware.

One of the major advantages Linux has, IMHO, is that it runs on virtually everything from embdedded systems, phones, tablets, DVRs/set top boxes, netbooks, laptops, desktops, servers and mainframes whereas Mac OS X and iOS only run on Apple hardware. It's reckoned in a few years, Android will overtake Windows as the world's #1 OS, so Linux will actually be the most popular OS in the world for the first time ever :-)

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