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Dan pissing and moaning

2006-08-09 22:11:59.441576+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Arg. Ya know what? I'm about done with the freakin' Mac. I went to install some Catalyst modules, and somehow its CPAN config has gotten mucked up. The filesystem isn't case sensitive. It uses funky names for stuff ("/Users" rather than "/home"). You never know where development libraries got installed to, and it's rarely as simple as adding "-l libname to your gcc command line. Copy and paste between X apps and native apps is annoying. Its terminal and xterm both consistently get the delete key mapping wrong. The stupid dock and the menu bar are just topping on the cake.

Windows has its own set of problems, but I really really really hope that at some point fairly soon we get started on the Linux[Wiki] port, 'cause this just isn't up to contemporary professional standards.

[ related topics: Free Software Microsoft Perl Open Source Macintosh ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-08-10 15:50:30.979636+00 by: ebradway

Dan - I think you have the wrong link for Ubuntu...

#Comment Re: made: 2006-08-10 15:54:59.103782+00 by: Dan Lyke

You're right. Fixed.