@TheGibson macs as the cheaper option, hell really has frozen over
@cinebox To be fair... that is in comparison to a threadripper rig.
But really I'm on Bug Sir now and it's… uglier, sometimes annoys me, but it's the same Mach-BSD workstation as ever. I can bang out system-fucking-around code in Xcode anytime I like.
Mac apps are so damned good.
People get all bent out of shape about a few gatekeeper dialogs (self kinda included); you can turn off SIP if you like living dangerously (no, do not).
They also used to support others but dropped them over the years for one reason or another.
Just one more thing that makes using a Mac today annoying. If the only computers you use are Apple products it’s probably less of a problem, but for people who hack on a lot of different stuff it’s death by 1k cuts…
@requiem @thegibson @vortex_egg @cinebox I read/write SD cards in EXFAT, FAT-32, NTFS (last only with MacFuse) all the time. I don't bother with anything but HPFS+ on my USB drives, but it'd work the same. Learn to love MacFuse. Everything you want to do on the Mac is possible, but you may have to hack a bit.
How about the hell that is the forced iCloud integration?
I used to love the Mac, and there have been a few times in history that I thought it was great, but right now it’s coasting, and each new release causes more problems without adding much value.
Hopefully they’ll come back again.
@requiem @thegibson @vortex_egg @cinebox Who's forcing you to use iCloud? If you don't use a mac.com address (or whatever it is now, I still have my OG mac.com), there's Reminders & Notes, but you don't have to use those. iWork will save there unless you save elsewhere (mine all goes in DropBox).
Nor is it especially hellish, just a service you may or may not want.
Even the built-in text editor does this, which to me is obnoxious.
Again I’m sure you can work-around it, but why should “opt-out” be the default? I’ve also experienced all of those opt-outs getting reset after a system update.
@requiem @thegibson @vortex_egg @cinebox That's not true. Files save where they were opened from, or last folder, depending on app (it's not specified in AppKit itself). I dunno what's happened to your setup, but it Works On My Machine, as they say. I have a local drive full of stuff, the iClouds haven't taken it away.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.