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I came across this Reddit thread* about why devs use Mac OS X instead
Linux. I tried to pick out a representative set of comments below as I
thought it could be a useful exercise to help us refine or reinforce our
efforts around the Fedora Workstation. Being human there probably is some
confirmation bias in my selection of quotes, but hopefully not to much :)
I think a lot of these items are things we are already aware of and trying to
fix, but of course not all of them are easily fixable, like access to
proprietary Windows or MacOS X applications or similar hotkeys/behaviour
across UI toolkits. I think we made some great strides in the stability
department, but reading the reddit thread did reinforce that it is an area
we need to keep focus going forward.
"Sure, I'd prefer to have a pure linux working environment,
but it's not
worth the heartache of figuring out why last weeks update broke my
multi-monitor, again. I've got stuff to do, and OSX is good at allowing me
to get that stuff done."
The "OSX isn't buggy" meme is a serious fallacy, as anyone who's had to
OSX machines will attest. "Why is Wi-Fi not working anymore? Who knows! Why
is Lightroom hanging for 20 seconds when making a pixel's worth of change?
Regressions on Linux and Fedora are a problem, and better QA is definitely
needed, but OSX certainly isn't the gold standard here.
"I don't want to fiddle with config files, /etc, anything
"I can play videos and music out of the box"
to that list.