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2013-03-06 06:35:40 PM
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Another Software Developer/Sysadmin moving to OSX?

color me shocked.

/Sysadmin
//Mac User
///Microsoft-free for 6 years and counting
2013-03-06 05:11:55 PM
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For business desktops the only real reason to keep windows around would be serious specialty business software like Wonderware. Or in my case, gaming. I have indeed been assed to break out wine and play a few games on it but wine is not exactly as fun or straight forward as a fresh windows install and installing all your games on it. Much more LAN party friendly. There's also guys like blizzard banning Diablo 3 players for using wine because (I think) zomg hax. M$ Office doesn't count anymore with the sophistication of LibreOffice, >99% of business that still habitually use/buy it are scared of the change they can leave in their pocket. Don't even get me started on exchange & outlook.

I suppose you have the occasional windows admin who faps to active directory, but really, a more experienced *nix admin can do a perfectly fine job using open source software. Also having AD being the ONLY reason you aren't running a *nix server is just silly.

/*BSD servers > *nix > windows > (lol) apple
//Proof:
www.wired.com
2013-03-06 11:55:17 AM
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Fubini: Slam Dunkz: This is my take as well.  In the last year that I've been learning iOS programming and dorking around on a Mac, I've realised that OSX is the Unix everyone wished they had in the past.

Developing on OSX makes me physically ill. You get the frustration of developing on Linux without the nice IDEs you get developing on Windows.

Not to mention that Apple is pretty clearly getting out of the prosumer laptop environment. I do all my development on a MBP, but none of it on OSX.


Well yeah comparing just about any development IDE to the windows ones is hard to do as they are the best for the most part.  I was talking about UNIX development.  Even then, some of the apple tools are actually much better than even the windows ones.  In particular the UI designer, and the instrumentation tools are pretty freaking snazzy.  CoreData is also awesome for desktop data storage.
2013-03-06 11:24:03 AM
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count chocula: Microsoft won't release Silverlight's DRM for Linux, so no port is available.


ugh. Just port it yourself. That's why linux exists. To do everything the hardest way humanly possible.

The very joy of Linux is coding your own silverlight emulator.

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2013-03-06 10:49:07 AM
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Slam Dunkz: This is my take as well.  In the last year that I've been learning iOS programming and dorking around on a Mac, I've realised that OSX is the Unix everyone wished they had in the past.


Developing on OSX makes me physically ill. You get the frustration of developing on Linux without the nice IDEs you get developing on Windows.

Not to mention that Apple is pretty clearly getting out of the prosumer laptop environment. I do all my development on a MBP, but none of it on OSX.
2013-03-06 10:39:48 AM
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Linux is a great desktop OS unless you want to actually use your computer.
 
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