Rails on a Mac - I've seen the light

Since switching to a Mac, my computer feels more like an appliance - it
just works. I haven’t spent anywhere near as much time screwing around
with configuring or troubleshooting or installing as with Windows or
Linux.

I tried Ubuntu a feel months ago, and saw nothing to get excited about.
I couldn’t get my WIFI card to work, the screen flickered, and there
were they same 'ol programs on the desktop as there were years ago. But
for servers, I prefer (Fedora) Linux.

As for VIM, I have never understood why anybody would prefer it over a
real GUI editor.

Joe

James L. wrote:

main reason to have XP hanging around, and several clients still use
Lotus Notes (:cry).

– James

Heya James,

IBM to Debut Lotus Notes on Linux
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1986155,00.asp

  • Don

On Tue, Jul 11, 2006, Craig W. wrote:

I don’t think that there is that much difference between any of the OS’s

  • I have all 3 available at the touch of a keyboard via KVM but I really
    am only using Linux these days (OK, I admit to using InDesign
    occasionally). I could work on any OS at this stage and do fine.

Yeah, exactly. Just a different flavor of tool.

The thing that gripes me (and this is a former head of an Apple user
group typing), is the proselytizing by Macintosh users - even ignoring
the hard core anti-Microsoft sentiment so prevalent, that makes Jehovah
Witness greeters seem tame by comparison. It’s as if they didn’t notice
that even Guy Kawasaki stopped banging the drum 10 years ago.

This is true for the Linux community too… it just seems different
because they’re not being giddy about spending $2k on a machine :slight_smile:

Their hardware is getting cheesier all the time as well…you can’t put
the MacBook laptop’s in your lap or you will be burned.

First-gen products… don’t do it :slight_smile: Everyone knew that was going to
happen anyway, intel chips are hot hot hot. Maybe if they went amd…

ps: even your commentary about darwin ports of mutt is evidence that OS
X doesn’t do UNIX all that well and I’ve been bit a few times in that
arena myself (need I say umask?)

I don’t think that’s fair. Debian’s mutt is heavily patched, as is what
you get from FreeBSD’s ports if you don’t mess with it. The maintainer
of mutt in DP has either decided not to include those patches or doesn’t
know they exist. That doesn’t reflect either way on the operating
system… nothing in DP does.

On the other hand, can we think about case sensitivity for a second? I
thought we could.

Ben

On 7/11/06, Joe [email protected] wrote:

As for VIM, I have never understood why anybody would prefer it over a
real GUI editor.

It’s pure convenience. Vim or at least vi comes with the base install
for most any modern *nix operating system.

It’s as if they didn’t notice that even Guy Kawasaki stopped banging
the
drum 10 years ago.

Do you read his blog? I think it’s fairly apparent that he’s still a
huge Apple and Mac evangelist. It’s just that he’s not doing it full
time anymore.

I only inject this little tidbit because I think his blog is very
interesting, especially for all of us working in the technology world
and no matter what OS you happen to favor.

blog.guykawasaki.com

Ben B. wrote:

On my linux box, to which I’m ssh’ed inside Terminal.app :slight_smile: I do have
Mail.app running, though. DarwinPorts mutt does not have all the
features that I need :wink:

Try mutt-devel from darwinports. It is a much newer version. Also you
can enable options by doing +ssl +sasl, etc. Check the port file. It is
relatively easy to add support for other patches via the port file as
well.

Craig W. wrote:

The thing that gripes me (and this is a former head of an Apple user
group typing), is the proselytizing by Macintosh users - even ignoring
the hard core anti-Microsoft sentiment so prevalent, that makes Jehovah
Witness greeters seem tame by comparison. It’s as if they didn’t notice
that even Guy Kawasaki stopped banging the drum 10 years ago.

No surprise there - Apple SUCKED ten years ago, before Jobs turned it
around.

Joe