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[4]: Windows is ill suited...
by moondevil on Tue 11th Sep 2012 09:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Windows is ill suited..."
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OSX also has developer-friendly package managers (fink, homebrew...), though they are not officially supported. And if you want to nitpick, pretty much any BSD has them too.

Try to find there user software related packages, instead of the typical vi, gcc, gimp and friends.

Thus, I tend to agree with the OP that Windows is indeed weak on this front as compared to competition.

There many more operating systems out there than Linux, OSX and Windows. Sadly Windows happens to be much better than many of them.

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