That was, in fact, the final straw

Personally, I take the following post as evidence that no one OS is ‘all powerful’. Each has its strengths and its weaknesses.

Remember last week, when I tried to buy exactly the same audio card that 99.99% of the world owns and convince Linux to be able to play two sounds at once? Yeah, turns out, that was the last straw. I bought an iMac, and now I play my music with iTunes.

This took… let me see… just about zero effort. Well, I still have to go buy some longer audio cables, but that’s it.

I plugged a mouse with three buttons and a wheel into the Mac, and it just worked without me having to read the man page on xorg.conf or anything. Oh frabjous day.

Go ahead and say “I told you so” if it makes you feel better.

Anyway, this means several things: [Read the rest]