Rod McLaughlin


Mac everywhere (10 aug 14)

I gave away my last Linux desktop computer. I now have a Mac Air laptop and a Powerbook. When I bring home my Mac laptop from work, I have a stack of three different-size Mac laptops on my kitchen table.

The hardware is superior to anything else, but I'm not sure about the software. It's much harder to turn a Mac into a developer machine than it is with Linux.

Recently, my MacAir decided to upgrade to the latest operating system. Homebrew stopped working, so I had to reinstall it, which requires installing something called "XCode" from Apple. This is a lot harder than Linux.

My previous thoughts on Apple and XCode are here:

http://rodmclaughlin.com/why-do-rails-developers-use-macs-



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