Disenchanted with Windows & Linux 13204
They provide more tools than you can shake a stick at these days. All free. snip
You don't *have* to join at that level. If you *need* handholding, but not at a commercial developer's level, you could perhaps join as a student.
If not, you could join for free; you can get all the tools, and lots of documentation; you just don't get the extra handholding.
It's not like there aren't any choices any more.
Well, you get what you pay for.
Who says you have to get a top-end PowerBook or Power Mac to develop software?
You could get a Mini, for about the price of a mid- to low-end PC.
You could get a *used* Mac, and have all the tools you need. Who says you have to have a new machine?
If you've already got a monitor and a USB keyboard and mouse, you can started for $500; buttuming you just can't tolerate the idea of starting with a used machine.
What *other* personal computer maker makes the OS, applications, and tools (most of which you can get to use for no extra cost), as well has the hardware?
Disenchanted with Windows & Linux 13205
Thomas Wootten One common criticism of Linux is the existence of, for example, both the Gnome and KDE window managers, which each easily have sufficient popularity...
None. (The next closest would be Sun, and they're not in the personal computer space.)
Developing the software side ain't without cost.
Because you have unrealistic expectations.
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On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 08:17:33 -0500, Lin┐nut There's basically one core Windowing team. There's basically only one core web server team. Yes, there are...
Yet their share is currently growing.
That's BS, too, but you'll have to sit back and look around a bit more to figure out why.