Linked by Rayiner Hashem on Tue 15th Nov 2005 17:44 UTC
Apple I recently bought one of the new dual core PowerMacs. Having used the machine for a couple of weeks, I thought I would share some of my observations and feelings about it. First, let me get my biases out in the open. I have, for about four years, very happily used Linux on my desktop. Doing so has made me very comfortable with the UNIX environment in general, and with GNOME specifically. During that time, I have used OS X machines on a regular basis, so I am quite comfortable in that environment as well. Since I switched to Linux, I have not used Windows for anything more than the occasional bit of software testing or lab work, and generally feel quite uncomfortable with it. Thus, this article is very much written from the perspective of someone who finds OS X and Linux pleasing on principle. I implore the reader to make his own value judgments based on my comments.
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RE: yeah, but...
by llanitedave on Tue 15th Nov 2005 23:42 UTC in reply to "yeah, but..."
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I use a Mac. I also use Linux. Every day, I find that I can get more and more work done on it. Every week, I find I've used my Mac just a little less than before, and my Linux desktop a little more.

Eternal beta? That's a good thing. It means always improving. Too much tinkering? Yeah, that's still a pain sometimes. But it also means I can find ways to do things on Linux that I probably couldn't have, or at least not so easily, on the Mac.

I agree with the author. I love OS X. I prefer KDE to GNOME, but I see both desktops rapidly approaching Mac quality, having left Windows behind a couple of years ago. I won't buy another Mac for myself -- when Apple dropped Appleworks on its most recent line, and when Open Office hit 2.0, it became a no-brainer. Until then, there are still some Mac applications I still use, but none that are virtually irreplaceable by Linux.

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