Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 8th Apr 2008 07:51 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Each of the four writers is positive that his operating system is the best and will try his hardest to convince you of that -- and is not above taking a few swipes at the competition. These are not rational, disengaged reviews; these are opinionated essays meant to sway your point of view.
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RE: For me ...
by sj87 on Tue 8th Apr 2008 11:30 UTC in reply to "For me ..."
sj87
Member since:
2007-12-16

MacOS X - could be good, but I'm not going to spend that kind of money on new software and pricey hardware without being able to first test a Mac
Linux - bad because there is no way I can do my job on it due to lack of good applications (I'm a webdeveloper)


I find this very odd since no expensive nor operating system dependent software is needed for webdeveloping. Not at least if the webdev has any knowledge of the web itself, not just the apps he's using to get the job done. Besides there're plenty great software for every OS, even the same apps, not just alternatives.

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RE[2]: For me ...
by pandronic on Tue 8th Apr 2008 12:01 in reply to "RE: For me ..."
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Well, in Linux you don't have Photoshop (please don't say GIMP - I tried to like it, but I'm sorry - until they redesign the UI, I can't work with it) or Flash. I guess you could do PHP development.

In MacOS X, you could do everything, but then again, I find it hard to spend a lot of money to get a new system that I have no idea if I can get along with.

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RE[3]: For me ...
by mhtailur on Tue 8th Apr 2008 12:23 in reply to "RE[2]: For me ..."
mhtailur Member since:
2008-04-08

There's still Pixel for Linux and many says it's superior to GIMP and mostly compare it to Photoshop. http://www.kanzelsberger.com ... sorry I couldn't resist ;)

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RE[3]: For me ...
by hobgoblin on Tue 8th Apr 2008 17:53 in reply to "RE[2]: For me ..."
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

ah, good old muscle memory issues ;)

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RE[3]: For me ...
by ichi on Tue 8th Apr 2008 23:13 in reply to "RE[2]: For me ..."
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

You can run both photoshop (up to CS2 IIRC) and flash on linux.

Then again if you already feel comfortable with your OS there might be no point in switching, but at least when it comes to those apps doing your work on linux is possible.

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RE[3]: For me ...
by dreamlax on Wed 9th Apr 2008 08:55 in reply to "RE[2]: For me ..."
dreamlax Member since:
2007-01-04

(please don't say GIMP - I tried to like it, but I'm sorry - until they redesign the UI, I can't work with it)


C'mon. You can't say an alternative is worse if you aren't willing to put in the effort to learn it. I learned the GIMP before I learned Photoshop and I thought Photoshop did everything wrong, and was going "against the grain" but now I can use both because I've put in the effort to learn how to use both.

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