[News] [Linux] Mark Pigrim Satisfied with GNU/Linux, Having Ditched Mac OS X

[News] [Linux] Mark Pigrim Satisfied with GNU/Linux, Having Ditched Mac OS X

Post by Roy Schest » Mon, 04 Jun 2007 14:15:32


One year with Linux

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| Any modern Linux distribution presents a good "out of the box"
| experience, with friendly defaults and familiar metaphors. But a
| year ago, several people recommended that I try alternative window
| managers, and at the time, I didn't understand why. Now I do. It's
| difficult to explain. People say that Ruby On Rails is
| "opinionated software." I suppose all software reflects the opinions
| of its authors, but some are certainly more opinionated than others,
| and window managers, as a class, are more opinionated than most. If
| you have strong opinions about software -- and I do -- then it is
| worth your time to find software that shares them.)
|
| [...]
|
| One year later, I look back on comments like this, and I just
| laugh. Sorry, Anonymous Commenter, you couldn't have been more wrong.
| You got it exactly backwards. When your operating system finally
| comes with a package management system that is both comprehensive
| and extensible, you will of course be welcomed... to the 1990s.
| In the meantime, I'll continue to enjoy my time with Linux.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/

This will make some big ripples. The guy is very influential and he is one
among several reputable figures that ditch Apple and don't even look at
Windows.
 
 
 

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| The basic idea behind Mac OS X's Dock is that when you need an
| application, you click on its icon on an on-screen bar, and the
| application is launched (if it has not been yet) or switched to
| (if it has). Stefano Zingarini has borrowed this concept for
| KXDocker, a KDE variation of OS X's Dock (which is also usable
| with GNOME and other desktop environments).
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