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Old 02-16-2015, 07:54 AM   #1
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Post A Trust or just for fun.


Hello.
I have a question. Can you tell me why some people in large companies like Google, Yahoo and Etc use Mac OS X?
I guess all of them support Linux but why Apple?
Why some Linux tutorial videos or even Linux learning is in Mac OS X?
Did you think about it and provide a solution's?

Tnx.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 08:13 AM   #2
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I have no clue...especially after this...

I hear that at least Google uses Linux on most of the machines in the offices and Ubuntu (a special cookup called Goobuntu) on all the servers. But they encourage you to use whatever works, wheather that be Lin, Win (more like loose, but whatever), or Mac. All the tools needed for example Android development are made cross platform.

Yahoo, who knows.

Etc, never heard of them, quick Google search wasn't helpful.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 08:46 AM   #3
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Macs have traditionally been strong in the creative industries; Graphic design, Music recording and processing, Newspaper and magazine production, Video processing (as mentioned by the OP) Web design, etc. OS X is also less virus prone than Windows with Macs seen as being more of a consumer appliance rather than a computer, which "Just Works". Google's heavily into design; googleglass (or whatever's coming next) driverless cars, etc

So it rather looks like horses for courses plus Macs have a very staunch user base.

My

Play Bonny!

 
Old 02-16-2015, 11:56 AM   #4
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As I heard it, at Google only senior staff are allowed Macs if they ask for them, as a privilege of rank!

As for their use in publishing, I believe that Apple was ahead of the game in enabling the computer to be calibrated for colour, so that what showed on the screen was exactly what appeared on the printed page.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 12:07 PM   #5
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A few years old, but:

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...r+development+

Reportedly, even the FreeBSD developers use Mac OSX.

I'm not a developer, but I do use Mac OSX 9-10 hours a day, 5 days a week (commercial printing industry). It is very stable and robust, never crashes. I do think, personally, that 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) was the pinnacle for Mac OSX. I'm not particularly happy with 10.10 (Yosemite), it's kinda buggy.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 12:12 PM   #6
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Google uses Goobuntu http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-tru...-ubuntu-linux/


"Googlers must ask to use Windows because “Windows is harder because it has 'special' security problems so it requires high-level permission before someone can use it.” In addition, “Windows tools tend to be heavy and inflexible.”

I read another article not long ago and it said the employees can choose to use a Mac if they want, but need special permission for Windows because Google is such a big "target" for hackers.

At least we don't have to worry about them dropping a linux Chrome version!

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As for their use in publishing, I believe that Apple was ahead of the game in enabling the computer to be calibrated for colour, so that what showed on the screen was exactly what appeared on the printed page.
Speaking as someone in the printing/publishing industry, I think it's safe to say that between Apple and Adobe, they CREATED the game, they weren't just ahead of the game. It was a much different game before digital.
 
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Macbook Pros are great to work on because they have high resolution displays. That's a big reason why they're popular among developers.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 12:54 PM   #9
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here's some statistics
http://royal.pingdom.com/2011/03/16/...on-the-planet/
 
Old 02-16-2015, 03:17 PM   #10
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As I heard it, at Google only senior staff are allowed Macs if they ask for them, as a privilege of rank!

As for their use in publishing, I believe that Apple was ahead of the game in enabling the computer to be calibrated for colour, so that what showed on the screen was exactly what appeared on the printed page.
You can do it in PC with calibration.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 03:21 PM   #11
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A few years old, but:

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...r+development+

Reportedly, even the FreeBSD developers use Mac OSX.

I'm not a developer, but I do use Mac OSX 9-10 hours a day, 5 days a week (commercial printing industry). It is very stable and robust, never crashes. I do think, personally, that 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) was the pinnacle for Mac OSX. I'm not particularly happy with 10.10 (Yosemite), it's kinda buggy.

Are you kidding? It never Crash!!! I plug a WD HDD 3TB with NTFS to iMac and I see Kernel panic page like below :

http://support.apple.com/library/APP..._KP-001-en.jpg

I'm sure you Wrong. I saw Kernel Panic but never see it in Linux.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 03:25 PM   #12
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Can anyone Explain The philosophy of Apple for me? I guess Apple Claimed that it will destroy IBM PC but how about it? I worked with iMac 10.6.8 and 1.9 and I just See IBM with new shell and Unix with new GUI. Why Apple use IBM compatible hardware? I guess it is a big fail for Apple.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 03:26 PM   #13
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Macbook Pros are great to work on because they have high resolution displays. That's a big reason why they're popular among developers.
I guess you wrong, A model of ThinkPad has a better resolution.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 03:30 PM   #14
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Am I wrong again ?

http://regmedia.co.uk/2014/03/14/market_share.jpg

http://cdn.makeuseof.com/wp-content/...les.png?84ec63
 
Old 02-17-2015, 09:51 AM   #15
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Macbook Pros are great to work on because they have high resolution displays. That's a big reason why they're popular among developers.
They also have a modular UEFI which makes them easy to hack. If you look deeper into the story I posted above, you'll find that the reporter's Macbook was hijacked at the BIOS/UEFI level; so even if she reinstalled OS X, the backdoor would be reinstalled on boot, restoring VNC access to the CIA/NSA or whatever. My new Precision has a 1080p display, and I love it for that, still no excuse for a Macbook. Diversity is security.

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
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May make that my signature later...
 
  


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