Posted Mar 29, 2013 4:33 UTC (Fri) by rsidd
In reply to: Mobile plans?
Parent article: GNOME 3.8 released
Oddly enough, I find it is Mac that doesn't work a lot of the time. Here are some peeves:
- If you download, say, a PDF, it doesn't have the extension ".pdf", the Mac won't open it until it rename it. Even though the underlying Unix system includes the magic file, so running "file filename" correctly identifies it as a PDF.
- USB-tethering an Android phone does not work and there seems to be no way to get it to work. An example of Apple's NIH syndrome? In fact the help page on my Samsung phone for USB tethering says it works with Windows and Linux -- no mention of Mac. In fact, in general with unsupported hardware, with Linux you can poke around on the net and find someone who has gotten it to work in some fashion. With Mac there's nothing you can do.
- Every time I start the Mac, iTunes starts up too and then complains that there is no net connection. Quitting iTunes before shutting down doesn't seem to help. I cannot figure out how to fix this.
- And this comment on slashdot suggests that things are getting much worse. Specifically, getting rid of spaces; an autosave that overwrites your old file rather than use a temporary file (like emacs, libreoffice etc); saving to icloud by default; applications not quitting.
And it is years since I have had to fight with Linux to do anything. It just works.
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