10 Sep '12, 11am

"Switching back to Linux from OSX", a #ruby / #rails developer's perspective.

More hardware choices. Apple hardware is nice and all, but I like that I can optimize my working environment exactly how I want. I understand some people aren’t interested in shouldering this “burden” and want to buy hardware that works with minimal fuss. I am not one of those people. I like choices. There is a large community of developers on linux, and almost all ruby (and other server-side) apps built on osx end up running on linux. The community is just as large (if not larger) and oozing with talent. The open source osx / linux developer communities are largely complimentary. There are many seemingly basic features on osx that require paying money or installing software from outside the app store. Global keyboard shortcuts? Hardware monitoring widgets? Fan control? Almost all open source software? I don’t like managing multiple sources of software (app store, homebrew...

Full article: http://blog.collispuro.com/blog/2012/09/09/switching-back...

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