Nonsense, this is just market efficiency. The real threat to gaming is the possibility of some woman blowing a guy to get a few $K in sales of a lousy game. Here, Ubisoft, take my money!
it's not ignoring it, per se. driving hard-working decent people to poverty and desperation is analogous to firebombing Dresden.
i.e., not really necessary for the primary objective (moving line X to ledger Y), but it's an impressive show of power and has some ancillary gains ("corrects" the cost of labor downward, far downward).
weird; i thought that your kind of gamer had moved on from video gaming to trolling feminists on the internet. it's a lot cheaper and more entertaining.
though, hey, if you're interested in applying that small amount of polish for me and accomplishing what Ubuntu cannot, i'd be very interested in ditching Apple's monopolistic business model.
saying "fuck you" to Apple would easily be worth, say, $500/year for me (for software alone); maybe even more if the UX is even close to as good as Mac OS. that's what i'd pay for an easy-to-use Linux. interested?
thanks for an actual answer, though nothing that would substantially improve my life (nor most people's lives, even on slashdot) the way that Mac OS X's "arguably" superior interface has.
i don't have time to apply a "comparatively small amount of polish" to every feature i might want to use (and compared to what exactly? building the OS from scratch?) i don't think the slivers of time i might gain from improved SSD caching would even come close to the time it would take to apply that small amount of polish.
if and when i do need one of these esoteric features i'll either rent time on a server or buy a box.
retchdog:~$ time brew install gcc
==> Installing dependencies for gcc: gmp, mpfr, libmpc, isl, cloog
[blah blah blah]
==> Installing gcc
==> Downloading https://downloads.sf.net/proje...
==> Pouring gcc-4.9.2_1.yosemite.bottle.tar.gz
4 minutes, and that was just because my wifi sucks.
why is a glorified build manager using kernel-specific features?
once again, science and technology triumph where religion has shown mixed results at best!
the previously legendary properties of the River Ganges are now firmly established! at least until the resistance evolves.
this is one of those "Windows is better because it runs $foo"-type arguments. fair enough, but it doesn't fair so well when people use it against linux, for some reason.
anyway, i'll happily concede that everyone doing embedded development is better off not using a Mac or Mac OS X for many good reasons.
well, iterm 2 is just awesome, even though i usually don't bother using it because the vanilla Terminal.app does everything i need. what am i missing?
yeah but macports is an unstable cluster fuck.
homebrew has huge amounts of paranoid safety-checking and (so far) has not come crashing down in horribleness. it can even self-diagnose what's changed if something overwrites some of its installed files.
i haven't found anything i need that isn't in homebrew.
before that, i agree, it was pretty awful; macports sucks. however, you could build all of it yourself. i knew a very good developer who built a rock-solid GNU environment in OS X; took him a while though. i'll grant that linux is easier for getting up and running into dev without knowing/bothering with the setup.
so, the big problem with Mac OS is that you don't know the keyboard shortcuts. duly noted.
perhaps, but what can linux do that OS X cannot?
uh, i was referring to the general utility of the OS. so, what would inspire me to consider putting up with that trade-off? what do i get in exchange?