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Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 421 421

> You're the one presenting the straw man, not me.

A straw man is when you redirect an argument: In your case, you are saying "no one will do a rewrite of code if they are using a working stack", but the question is "is .NET viable?". No one is going to reply to your assertion because it is irrelevant in this context.

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 421 421

You are presenting a straw man. Obviously no one is going to do a rewrite. The question is simply this: Is it viable for a project? The answer is yes, because it's already been proven in several large-scale deployments, many of which are in governments and fortune 500 corporations.

Because this is slashdot, the answer is going to be 'no', and the reason given is going to be 'microsoft', because those who disagree are automatically just 'shills'.

Comment: Re: Here's the solution (Score 1) 577 577

It seems to me there isn't anything special about any OS: Every single one degrades in performance as applications come and go and time passes. OSX is definitely not immune, nor is linux.

It's a phenomenon we've all been living with forever, but we're only really starting to notice it because you don't need to upgrade every 2 years.

Comment: Re:Apple REULEZ! (Score 1) 408 408

I guess it's also worth a mention that as a 20-year veteran developer, I prefer a linux/windows combination. It's been vastly more cost effective to use virtualized linux on custom-built desktops than it ever has been to use OSX. Apple hardware is expensive and underpowered, and the "looks" and "fit'n'finish" have zero bearing on me doing my job well. OSX itself is fine, but heavy, but it doesn't help me work in any particular way - the global menu is utterly idiotic and archaic, but at least they finally implemented proper dual screen support a few years back. Apple is stronger in the smartphone tablet department, but I've been seeing really strong stuff come from the android side of the camp lately. Apple seems to spend more time on transitions and effects and occasionally API polish, Android seems to spend more time on features.

Comment: Re:Apple REULEZ! (Score 0) 408 408

Do you spend hours in line to buy the latest and greatest apple product every release cycle? If so, you are most definitely sheep. If you are capable of living your life until it's easier to get, then you are not sheep.

However, your reponse has nothing to do with the OP topic: The point is, Apple likes top stomp out competition by making it physically impossible to compete. This is even worse than microsoft's behavior in the past.

Comment: Re:Where are these photos? (Score 4, Insightful) 336 336

While not strictly true, if you follow the standard setup "workflow" as 95% of all computer do, you end up with icloud enabled.

I'd put $100 on all these celebrities just following setup instructions and ending up with icloud enabled, because they simply don't know better.

May Euell Gibbons eat your only copy of the manual!

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