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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Dark Side of the Source

Slashdot | Jamie Zawinski Switches to Mac OS X

So some of you may have heard of Windows, right? Apple is of course happy to have you switch to OS X. Although it doesn't hurt to have both platforms available.

Linux, on the other hand, I have no use for. Apparently, neither does Jamie Zawinski, a former Linux developer...

Why? Well, if you ever have trouble with your mac, just click on the link above and start reading some comments. Many posts talk about "oh, this is easy, just buy XYZ from Mr. Noname Company, then jiggle the handle and hold your mouth just right-- you'll get a sound!"

Yeah, that's a productive way to waste your time, isn't it?

The great thing about OS X is that you DO have the option to tinker with many of the "guts" in the OS, somewhat like Linux (more like UNIX), but you don't HAVE to. With Linux, and UNIX, you pretty much always have to tinker with the guts of the OS to get things working.

Before Linux geeks flame me, I know there are grandmas out there using Linux, having never used a computer before. That proves nothing. Some distros are very point-and-click and usable out of the box, provided they are running on the right hardware. But overall, OS X is easier to use and works well for what it does.

Now back to your Beowulf clusters boys.

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