08 Mar '13, 7pm
I feel the same ... additionally I refuse to pay for basic functions that are free in linux
Mac Mini Upgrade Fri 08 Mar 2013 at 18:54 Five years ago today, I bought a mac mini to do book development. On Wednesday, I bought a new mac mini simply because I’m told that Mountain Lion won’t install on a vintage 2008 mac mini, and because my readers have had problems on Mac OS X 10.8. Overall, I have continued to be unimpressed, and can’t help but wonder why my open source friends seem attracted to this system. Even after downloading Xcode command line utilities, I kept encountering messages like “can’t find C compiler” and “C compiler cannot create executables”. Configure is something I haven’t run (at least not directly) for years, and my primary operating system is Ubuntu. Apache no longer is something you can launch from the settings. System Ruby is still at 1.8.7. You need to upgrade openssl simply to install Ruby 2.0. That being said, I’m impressed by the folks b...