Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd May 2014 18:21 UTC, submitted by Shane
General Development

I was at the OpenStack Summit this week. The overwhelming majority of OpenStack deployments are Linux-based, yet the most popular laptop vendor (by a long way) at the conference was Apple. People are writing code with the intention of deploying it on Linux, but they're doing so under an entirely different OS.

But what's really interesting is the tools they're using to do so. When I looked over people's shoulders, I saw terminals and a web browser. They're not using Macs because their development tools require them, they're using Macs because of what else they get - an aesthetically pleasing OS, iTunes and what's easily the best trackpad hardware/driver combination on the market. These are people who work on the same laptop that they use at home. They'll use it when they're commuting, either for playing videos or for getting a head start so they can leave early. They use an Apple because they don't want to use different hardware for work and pleasure.

Apple's laptops are still the best PCs money can buy at the moment (despite their horribly outdated displays). It's no wonder Linux developers, too, favour them.

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iTunes?
by Soulbender on Fri 23rd May 2014 08:51 UTC
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2005-08-18

No-one, absolutely no-one, uses a Mac because they want to use iTunes.

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RE: iTunes?
by pica on Fri 23rd May 2014 09:27 in reply to "iTunes?"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

according to
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2014/01/23/apple-mac-q1-2014/
millions of Macs are sold each quarter.

Have you personally asked every single Apple Mac user to be that sure?

You know

inquiring minds want to know.


Greetings,
pica

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RE[2]: iTunes?
by Soulbender on Fri 23rd May 2014 10:36 in reply to "RE: iTunes?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Touché

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RE: iTunes?
by joshv on Sun 25th May 2014 12:31 in reply to "iTunes?"
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2006-03-18

Agreed, I used it once because I had to use it to sync with my iPad. It was a painful and confusing process. As for music, I hate curating lists of my own tracks so I stream, 100%. Guess I could check out iTunes radio, but Apple is so far behind the curve on steaming.

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