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Old 06-11-2017, 06:48 PM   #31
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I assume that designer/artists/whatever who use a Mac do so mostly for the applications available on it, not for the OS. I am not saying MacOS is good or bad, and have neither the experience nor the skills that would allow me to make a fair comparison MacOS vs Linux distributions. At least MacOS is POSIX compliant.

Oh, and on a related topic this rant from Michael Cornelison aka kornelix, author of fotoxx, is worth reading.

This also reminds me of an interview with Con Kolivas, now archived. IIRC, it was triggered by an email from Con but I can't find it at the moment.

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Old 06-11-2017, 08:05 PM   #32
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My wife has been a die-hard MacOS user since the 1980's. I've mostly learned about its worthwhile features when she rants about recent MacOS versions doing away with them. It sounds like it really had / has some excellent usability features (mostly Finder and application bar features) but they are slowly disappearing for reasons unknown.

About a year ago she got an Android tablet, and she's been using it for about half of her computing needs because it's less frustrating for her than her MBP. She's really upset that MacOS seems to be regressing.

I've been meaning to set up a spare laptop with Slackware and a nice DE and leave it out for her to use, to see if maybe it's something that might grow on her, but need to be gentle about it. If she feels I'm pushing it on her she'll dig her heels in.
 
Old 06-12-2017, 04:16 AM   #33
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I've always liked the single menu as part of the screen not application concept. It works well when used with keybindings and doesn't waste screen space on redundant menu-bars. Admittedly it's not so hot for mouse jockeys.

I've never owned a Mac, but I had an Amiga and that followed the same model.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 02:07 PM   #34
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What I would like to know is how long did it take all those Apple employees to replace all those \n's with \r's in that BSD code. ;-)
 
Old 06-16-2017, 03:07 PM   #35
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I used to use a TRS-80 Model 4p; TRSDOS and LSDOS used \r instead of \n or \r\n for end-of-line.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 04:45 PM   #36
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What I would like to know is how long did it take all those Apple employees to replace all those \n's with \r's in that BSD code. ;-)
No time. Since OS X, which is POSIX compliant in that respect, in text files end of lines are represented by a <newline> character as expected e.g. by the sed utility.
 
  


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