Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:54 UTC
Linux Well, it's been a while since we've opened this particular jar (box is not historically accurate) owned by Pandora. Desktop Linux... Yes, that ever elusive readiness of the desktop that is Linux-powered. Some story on ComputerWorld argues that the desktop Linux dream is dead, and apparently, the story is causing some stir on the web. Well, paint me pink and call me a lightbulb, but of course desktop Linux is dead. However - who gives a flying monkey? Linux is being used by more people than ever!
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Wed 20th Oct 2010 02:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

What does a mac do (more specifically Mac OS X) that you can't do on Windows or on Linux?


Mac OS X gives me the power of UNIX with the software availability of a mainstream operating system; I can run Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, EyeTV and other stuff without a single problem which is the reason I choose it over Linux.

I choose Mac OS X over Windows because I prefer the way things are done in Mac OS X; drag and drop installation, free development tools, the way the GUI is designed etc. Microsoft has designed Windows to do things in a certain way and I'm not interested in running an operating system that operates in that way.

Why is it so surprising that there are people who run a different operating system than the one you choose to run?

Edited 2010-10-20 02:20 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Tuishimi on Wed 20th Oct 2010 03:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

It doesn't surprise me. I just wanted to read how you would respond to that question.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Tuishimi on Wed 20th Oct 2010 03:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Out of curiosity, do you develop in objective C?

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Wed 20th Oct 2010 05:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Out of curiosity, do you develop in objective C?


I'm gradually teaching myself C with the eventual aim to move onto Objective-C 2.0; I have no interest in writing for i-devices in the near future until Objective-C 2.0 arrives on iOS. I'm particularly excited about XCode 4.0 and the integration of LLVM/Clang to make development streamlined.

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