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[2]: Comment by spiderman
by r_a_trip on Mon 10th Sep 2012 10:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by spiderman"
r_a_trip
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With the risk of sounding like a broken record. Free isn't solely gratis. It also has the long forgotten meaning of having no strings attached. While truly gratis or truly unencumbered doesn't exist in our universe, Free Software does come close.

On another note, just because you can get something without paying, it doesn't mean you categorically should. Donating to the projects you care about goes a long way.

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