Okay rant, I guess. I won’t be pedantic and pick apart every line, but if the author is having Macs crash on a regular basis, he should look at the hardware (or power, perhaps). I have never had any less reliability from modern Macs than any other UNIX-derived or emulated OS.
This is the part I couldn’t recognize at all. I have used MacBook Pros for all computing except for servers since 2009, and the number of times a MBP or OS X has crashed on me without me doing something stupid or potentially crash-worthy (like changing file permissions on files I shouldn’t), I believe I can count on two hands.
I don’t think that’s any worse that either Windows, Linux or BSD.
I’ve had a fairly bad track record of MBPs prone to kernel panics. I suspect hardware issues. One machine would do it when the office temperature was hot, so I guess some kind of fan or heatsink issue. Another started doing it almost every time I’d start up a Microsoft Office component, but intermittently otherwise. Not sure what was causing that one.
There were definitely problems with the rMBPs running too hot, particularly those models with discrete graphics. ISTR a free logic board replacement for one entire generation of 15" machines.
In time, worse really is worse, and stifles improvements through popularity of poop - after a while, it hardens, and then cleaning it up becomes a Project[1, 2], and there are poop flakes everywhere, millions upon millions of them, and people are getting sick and occasionally dying due to the inhygenic nature of the poop.
It’s clearly a crisis.
Completely tangential, but that’s a pretty interesting read. (Some amusing stenography mistakes too – parody bits, bag-fixing, etc.)
Each of the 3 general purpose computing platforms that matter have certain things that they’re good at, and certain things that they’re bad at.
Obvious solution: use a platform that doesn’t matter!
VMS 4 EVAR
All hardware sucks, all software sucks. But some sucks less.
But no software sucks equally less for everybody.
That was a glorious rant. I thoroughly enjoyed it. +1, bookmarked, will read again next time a Windows update inexplicably takes over my bootloader.
It is easier to hate than to love and fix.
How can I, a primarily open source developer, fix Windows or OS X? One doesn’t accept bug reports, the other throws them over a wall never to be seen again.
We could improve Lunix docs. :-)
Facebook OS, coming coon.
Seriously, I would welcome some competition. Things are stale.
Indeed. And new blood. I loathe that all the competitors in the software space are mostly the same companies, again and again, just shuffling their order of participation when new fads arrive that needs disruption.
Not that I’ve ever used it, but I was hoping ChromeOS would take off and inspire some inovation/fixing/cleaning up in Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
Well, Microsoft indeed got inspired by making Windows 10 phone home.
cue the three dead trolls in a baggie