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[7]: Windows is ill suited...
by Soulbender on Wed 12th Sep 2012 06:45 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Windows is ill suited..."
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

As for doing it well, it does not bring them money, so why should they care?


Because they're losing users and developers to OSX?
Alternatively, they could gain developers and users from *nix and OSX if they had better support.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Are they?

I work for customers that are part of Fortune 500 companies, and this year was the first we ever had to worry about the iPad, nothing else from Apple.

Most of our projects are always done for Windows and UNIX systems anyway, with a few projects which may use less known systems like OS/400.

The only Mac OS X system I saw being carried around were by sales guys, which don't care a dime about its UNIX roots.

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