Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Jul 2009 12:13 UTC
Microsoft With Apple doing really, really well, and with Microsoft having its first sets of negative figures since the company's founding, Microsoft CEO points his arrows towards Cupertino. In a talk to members of the press and analyst community, Ballmer talked about Microsoft vs. Apple.
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RE: Get some self-respect
by boldingd on Fri 31st Jul 2009 15:19 UTC in reply to "Get some self-respect"
boldingd
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2009-02-19

I know that if I want to get things done in a business setting, the mac is going to allow me to do it and the price is a moot point, even in these economic times when compared to the cost of an employee.


I don't know what business you're in, so for you it could easily be different, but for me, GNU/Linux systems are far and away the most productivity-accomodating OS's available. There are just so many "power tools" immediately available in a GNU/Linux environment (sed, grep, robust shell scripts, Unix pipelines, Perl, gcc, Vim -- oh, how I adore Vim). Granted, they're not as friendly, but I'll trade a little friendliness for a lot of power any day. And yes, I know that Cygwin exists, and a lot of those tools have Windows builds/ports/equivalents: it's kindof an "it just works" thing: "apt-get gcc g++ gnat vim gtk-dev" and you're good to go.

On the other hand if I want something to play on it's going to be a PC, despite it's coming with crap and self-respect issues.


Agreed completely. Steam games are the main reason I have a Vista install.

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RE[2]: Get some self-respect
by dagw on Fri 31st Jul 2009 16:49 in reply to "RE: Get some self-respect"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

it's kindof an "it just works" thing: "apt-get gcc g++ gnat vim gtk-dev" and you're good to go.

Unless you're one of the few people in the world who's job doesn't involve developing gtk apps for Unix ;)

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RE[2]: Get some self-respect
by Jack Matier on Fri 31st Jul 2009 22:48 in reply to "RE: Get some self-respect"
Jack Matier Member since:
2005-07-17

It used to be the case for me as well until I started doing designing, accounting and project management alongside development.

Things tend to work that much more reliably when run in it's native environment and intensive applications happen to be more snappy in a non-virtualized environment.

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