|FROM ||Ronny Abraham
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] can someone here help me?
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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:50:00 -0500
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] can someone here help me?
From: Ronny Abraham
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Believe me, you have no idea how true that is. I'll admit when I
first wrote that email I was freaking out on coffee, sleep deprivation
and a few weeks of frustration. But the truth is, I've spent a crazy
amount of time trying to get the most basic tasks done. And it's not
just me. Search after search show the same problems among a number of
The ease of use only exists if you do what they want in precisely the
way they want you to do it. I also get the impression that some
languages on this platform are, shall we say, "more equal than
others". Objective C is the classic example.
I like the hardware, but that's about it. Well, that and the Wi-fi
connectivity is much better than Ubuntu. The interface is admittedly
pretty, but I could have easily reconfigured the gnome desktop to look
just as good in a quarter of the time I've been spending on this
thing. At this point the only thing keeping me with this system is
the $1400 I shelled out for CS4.
Let me just add that there's also something creepy about the fanbase
when a developer writes that since the mac is too difficult to
configure to use a necessary library in language X, then he'll
probably have to switch to a different language. I've actually seen
two or three posts like that.
> This may well be some edge case I happened to witness, but the fact
> remains, Apple's reputation exceeds reality every time I've been in a
> position to observe one of these things in action.
> - Ron