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Comment Re:I use it all the time (Score 1) 495

I agree on the bias, that's why I said "people I have known". I should have been more specific. I work with mostly independent media producers in audio and video, not people that work at shops with IT houses. Windows has come a long way, and there is not the huge difference in usability there once was. But between driver and hardware issues plus stability issues the average user will get more frustrated with Windows than macOS. imho

Comment Re:I use it all the time (Score 2) 495

I feel your pain, I really do.

FCPx has pissed me off for years. But almost everyone I've know in media production who ditches their Mac for Windows goes back pretty quickly. No matter how annoying Apple's changes are (one of my pet peeves is the Fireware/Thunderbolt saga), my guess is that your experience in Windows trying to do media will make you break out in hives. This is not just an opinion, this is years of experience working in the field.

Also, I really think we are about to get a big new FCPx. It's been waiting on AVFoundation. Just my guess.

BTW what happened to the first 21 Benders?

Comment Re:BSD on the rise (Score 3, Informative) 132

That's why I respect Linus so much. Not only has he helped shaped one of the most important open source projects of all time, he has done it with grace and humility.

The way he handled the above linked question is perfect, and it reminded me of his relationship with Richard Stallman. I have great respect for Stallman's work, but take issue with his personality. There is a documentary about Linux (RevolutionOS?) that has a clip from both of them receiving an award. Stallman takes the stage and proceeds to rag on Linus and the Linux name, and how it should be GNU/Linux. Linus was standing on the stage next to him having to hear this, and just smiled.

Comment Re:Since when does Apple fix bugs (Score 1) 214

You know I used to defend Apple against these accusations. I've been using their products since the 80s. But ever iOS took off and Ive took over OS X, stability seems to have taken a back seat to the shiny new interface and integration between the two.

Right now I am still having issues with Time Machine that have been around for years. And that's their backup solution! You know, the one that's supposed to make sure you're safe? Oh, and good luck finding support for Time Machine on their website. Want a laugh? Go to their Communities page.

https://discussions.apple.com/...

Let's see on the main page there is a section for iLife, which they stopped making years ago. But let's just look at the Mac OS and System software group for Time Machine. Hum, not there. But you can get help on Front Row, another app they stopped making years ago (side note, why is Photos in here?). Well lets check the Applications group. Appleworks, iChat, and iCal. All apps Apple stopped making.

I could go on, but look around that page. Try to find a place to get support on Time Machine. How long has it been since they updated it? It takes 4 clicks to get there from apple.com. Has no one noticed? Oh, and don't get me started on Final Cut Pro X...

Comment Re:The /. community does not hate Mozilla. (Score 1) 243

I am sure Rust has many advantages, and obviously there are people who really love it. But "most loved" is the only category that Rust shows up in on that survey (just looked). It's not in most popular. Where is it going to get the momentum? Sure it may fill a niche role, but that's the whole point. Mozilla dreams up big tech that can't seem to live up to it's hype or hopes.

Comment Re:The /. community does not hate Mozilla. (Score 1) 243

The h.264 fight was pointless from a strategic viewpoint. They were never going to win, and in the meantime Firefox lost marketshare because videos didn't play. Maybe there was a point in fighting from a purist-to-the-cause point of view, but it gained them nothing.

And as for Rust, enjoy spending your time learning it. The skill set will be nearly as useful as your XULRunner knowledge. It doesn't matter how great the tech is, there isn't industry or developer support and interest. You'd be better off learning Swift.

Lastly Mozilla has always made the majority of their money from Google. And then promptly blown it on bs like the above project.

Comment Re:The /. community does not hate Mozilla. (Score 1) 243

Here's a tip I always give orgs I am involved in. Never base your project on a Mozilla project. Some examples from the real world.

XULRunner - we had a project based on it before I convinced them to go native hybrid with webkit. Good move since later it was dropped and other apps like Songbird were screwed.

Popcorn - one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard of, creating web videos by live linking other video sources. What could possibly go wrong? All that it needs is the links for the media to never change!

H.264/WebM - what a pointless fight they should have know was un-winnable.

Firefox OS was delusional from the beginning. MS can't get developers for their platform, and they're willing to pay them.

How many dollars has Mozilla just flat our wasted on projects like these? They have the biggest cash cow in the open source world, and they have't produced anything with it other than a browser that is losing it's market share and relevance.

IMHO what the open source world needs is to produce apps that normal people can easily use. What if Mozilla had spent those millions creating an open alternative to the old iLife suite? Imagine your non-techs friends using open source software to manage their photos and music. That would have made far more people believers in open source than the millions they have dumped into dead in projects such as these.

Comment Re:Nomination Blocked! (Score 2) 188

The people did have a say in the matter, they elected the president for a four year term. The term doesn't end just because some people can't wait for it to happen. There is nothing in the constitution that says the powers of the president wane in their last year.

What's maddening is that this is exactly the argument the Republicans made 10 years ago when Bush was in office and the Dems held the Senate. Who in the end confirmed 3 justices to the Supreme Court for Bush.

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