Linked by Perry Helion on Fri 15th Mar 2013 18:20 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu has come under a decent amount of flack over the past few months, particularly over their decision to use the 'Dash Search' to return results from Amazon by default in their most recent release.
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RE: That's life
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 15th Mar 2013 21:57 UTC in reply to "That's life"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, choosing osx severely limits your hardware options.

Its a pain in the but to get the open source software I want on it ( current versions of pyton, java, php, apache, X11, gcc). Darwin ports and fink tend to fail me pretty often.

Not to mention the difficulty of getting KDE and its associated applications on it these days.

Not to mention the continuing ios-ification.

Don't get me wrong it looked really cool years ago when none of the above (except the hardware) was true, but I've grown jaded against it over the years.

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RE[2]: That's life
by moondevil on Fri 15th Mar 2013 22:11 in reply to "RE: That's life"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I think Mac OS X being UNIX based is just a matter of luck.

They needed Steve back on board and NeXT being a UNIX helped to save Mac OS, while bringing more developers on board.

If Apple had gone BeOS there wouldn't be a UNIX base to talk about.

Now that they have lots of people on their systems, there is no need to captivate the UNIX crowd for software.

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RE[2]: That's life
by stanbr on Sat 16th Mar 2013 18:16 in reply to "RE: That's life"
stanbr Member since:
2009-05-22

The hardware part is very true. But I really like the apple hardware (specially the notebooks). Even when I used Ubuntu, it was on a macbook. So that's not really an issue (for *me*).

And I don't even have X11 installed, so no x11/kde (and I don't miss it a bit). What softwares written for this architectures do you miss so much?

As a Java and Ruby developer, the 1.6.0_43 java version is ok for me right no, and the RVM gives me any ruby version I want. BTW, at work I was trying to run a new version of Ruby and some gems on a Debian stable and after many many hours I just gave up (on Ubuntu it was fine). And dealing with Java versions on Ubuntu was always a pain in the arse (I use it at work, unfortunately). One time, Chrome was using one version, ff another and console was using the right one. No freaking idea why. And not installing the Sun java by default is not very pragmatic at all.

Anyway, if Linux suites you best, I'm happy for you ;) I wish I could say the same.

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