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: Comment by Darkmage
by roverrobot on Mon 10th Sep 2012 01:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by Darkmage"
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2006-07-23

... and the single GUI API that Apple basically forces you to use. It's nice having all my apps look the same.


Apps on mac look the same? really? Have you tried facetime, QuickTime Player, Contacts, Calendar, oh, even App Store? They are all Apple apps, and they all look different. Add to the pack 3rd party apps like Chrome etc, oh my!

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Comment by Darkmage
by Darkmage on Mon 10th Sep 2012 02:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by Darkmage"
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2006-10-20

I don't use chrome, and all those other apps fit into Apple's desktop metaphors. At the end of the day I can always look to the top apple menu for 99% of functionality and application preferences are always in the Preferences area. Linux could easily do the same if people supported gnustep instead of gnome and KDE. Gnome's control center area basically rips off apple's system preferences area anyway now. They could have just used the same api and been more compatible/saved time reinventing the wheel.

Edited 2012-09-10 02:35 UTC

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RE: Comment by Darkmage
by Hypnos on Mon 10th Sep 2012 04:14 in reply to "Comment by Darkmage"
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2008-11-19

de Icaza said they looked at GNUstep and decided it was "too complicated" -- so they invented GObject

*facepalm*

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