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 ins0mniac on Mon 10th Sep 2012 12:20 UTC in reply to "Shallow article"
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I'll tell you this: I've switched to OS X a couple of years ago as well and I still think to this day it was the right choice for me. And no, I have not spent one penny on Apple hardware so I don't need to rationalize anything. Also I don't need to feel good about my choice. If I don't like an OS I just search for another one, that's how I ended up with OS X anyway. As I never particularly liked Windows I used to have a cycle of Linux tryouts. Maybe twice or 3 times per year I would try several Linux distros as my main computer, but I've always reverted to Windows because I just couldn't do my work efficiently or in some instances couldn't do it at all on Linux. So about 2 years ago I tried OS X and it stayed.
It simply works for me. I develop, run and administer my own web sites, so I use the computer to mainly do PHP development, administer Linux servers, web-design and also some occasional DTP, photo and video editing. At the end of the day I need to run a business and after several years of trial and error I've came to the conclusion that OS X is the best OS for my particular business.
I don't see the author of the original article preaching anything, he's just sharing his experience with the goods and the bads, that's all. I think the article is truthful and if anybody learns anything from it then it was worth publishing. On the other hand your comment sounds like rant blinded by hate.

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