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> Mac OS is a bit too much of a (my personal opinion remember) toy for serious work other than writing, photoshop or any other artsy productivity

I've read a few comments that say the same but I've never understood why. What serious work do you do that OS X isn't good enough for or what does it not do well?




Yeah, I don't get it either. I find OS X is my preferred environment for hardcore dev; I have the best of many worlds - terminal, multiple desktops, browsers, text editors, word processors, spreadsheets, email - I consider that pretty serious work.


At least in my area, people start out programming on a Mac, get tired of the endless workarounds they need to do the most basic Unix development, then just set up a Linux VM. Then, when it's time for a new laptop, they just buy a Thinkpad.




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