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Comment: Re:And this is why MBA CEOs fail (Score 1) 120

by retchdog (#48893975) Attached to: Linus Fixes Kernel Regression Breaking Witcher 2

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).

Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 585

by retchdog (#48872179) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

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?

Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 585

by retchdog (#48872137) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

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.

Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 585

by retchdog (#48851969) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

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
==> Summary /usr/local/Cellar/gcc/4.9.2_1: 1156 files, 203M

real 3m51.241s

4 minutes, and that was just because my wifi sucks.

Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 585

by retchdog (#48847469) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

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.

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