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- You're*Jun 22, 2012
- I was the biggest Apple fan boy for most of my life, and I still really like Apple stuff. But in grad school, I kept on trying to use MacPorts or port state-of-the art software (especially programming languages) from Linux to Mac. It's possible to do, but it takes so much work. Finally I said, "screw it" and switched to 100% Linux, and I haven't looked back. Now that Android is out, it is as easy to use as iOS and open source, so I always recommend Android to computer noobs.
As for Objective-C, I started writing my graduate thesis using that language, because I thought I would be a Mac guy for ever. But it is such a terrible language: no multiple inheritance, no virtual classes, just a whole lot of message passing, wrappers around C and C++ objects. And the messages you pass are all names like "NSTouchScreenListenerDelegateToMouseCoordinateListenerDelegate" or something like that. I switched to #Haskell and never looked back.Jun 22, 2012
- "Babies use mac and windows?" Please. Some people require Windows for their job. I've met my share of FEA software that only runs on Windows and I don't know of a way to port, say, MatLab to Linux (although admittedly I haven't tried all that hard). There are a whole plethora of other examples, but those are the things with which I am familiar.
Also, adults use whatever tool is best for what they need. For some people, OSX does everything that they need without any hassle or complication; it is an operating system that one can use without learning everything there is to know about it. Some people like to use computers without learning things like how to use the terminal and that's perfectly fine.
Personally, my macbook pro runs OSX, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 10.04; it's a really good system with lots of flexibility.Jun 22, 2012
- If you pay me to use Windows I will, so yeah, if my job requires it then OK, I'll use it, but it is a terrible business choice. As for one's personal computer Linux is the best choice without question. "What about PC gaming?" Use Wine then.Jun 23, 2012
- Have you ever tried to use Wine for gaming? It just doesn't work. Heck, video drivers don't even work properly. It's a gigantic pain in the butt just to get DX11 working. Even if they figure out how to get things like that onto Wine it is usually very difficult to do and it's always well after the release of the original product.
You've just proven to me that you don't actually know what you're talking about. Congrats. Hence I'm not going to further waste my time on this post and I'll be muting it.Jun 23, 2012
- Wine gives me problems, it depends on the game and the video card you are using. Windows drivers have given me problems too.Jun 23, 2012