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jwmcpeak says

My comments are a little late (and now moot), but I’ll say it anyway. First some facts:

  1. Despite fanboisms, both OSs are targets for malware, and both OSs can become infected by it. OSX is no more secure than Windows, and vice versa. In fact, one can only argue that OSX is more secure based upon the sheer amount of malware targeting Windows systems. The user is the primary cause of infection for both OSs. Regardless of OS, your computer’s security rests on your shoulders.
  2. Both OSX and Windows computers run on x86-based hardware. There is no computational advantage one has over the other.
  3. The big software packages (Photoshop, Flash, etc) are largely the same between the OSs. With the same computational power, and the same software, you will not see much difference in how your favorite applications perform.

If your purchase decision is based solely on security, computational power, or major-vendor software performance, then you’re wasting money if you choose Mac.

Buy a Mac if:

  • you like the software available for OSX that isn’t available for Windows
  • you want to develop web apps using Ruby or Python (better tools)
  • you like OSX

The latter is, of course, subjective, and you won’t know you like OSX until you use it.

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jwmcpeak says

I like it.

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jwmcpeak says

I don’t find anything odd about it. Every mobile OS has a “protection screen”, and Windows 8 is a mobile OS that happens to do Windows. And you don’t need a Microsoft account to use Windows 8. You definitely lose some services, but the OS is fully functional without it.

I’ve had at least two machines running Windows 8 since October 2011, and I really like the OS. The loss of the Start button isn’t a big deal to me; I never used it because it was always faster to use the Windows key on the keyboard.

I would be using the Release Preview full time if it weren’t for some driver issues.

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jwmcpeak says

Too much items in a category = No new items will be accepted, unless the quality is exceptional
I read that somewhere I think :P

Somewhat correct. Quality definitely has to be good, but the considered item must also provide something new and usable—pushing the boundaries to drive those types of items forward.

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jwmcpeak says

WebMatrix 2 has decent PHP support. The only thing is the built-in web server is IIS instead of Apache. Then again, you don’t have to use the built-in web server if you don’t want to.

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jwmcpeak says

I haven’t used your product, but I viewed the video for a minute or so. When adding a category, having to click Save and then Cancel is cumbersome and confusing. If I were writing it, I’d close the window on Save.

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jwmcpeak says

Perfect isn’t quite the word I’d use. Google didn’t do much to the UI to make it more touch friendly. The tabs are smallish, as is the “New Tab” button. The UI is certainly better than Safari.

I find it interesting that Google added a lot of touch-based UI paradigms to the desktop version of Chrome, yet didn’t transfer those to the iOS version (specifically thinking about the New Tab page).

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jwmcpeak says

I couldn’t agree more, Thickey.

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jwmcpeak says

Actually the rules refer to distributing not selling – so the other version of the script must be different then what you have on CC

Aye, a premium item needs to be a completely different than a free item.

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jwmcpeak says

There are two reasons for viruses for windows: Users by default run an Admin account, and it’s the most popular platform.

There’s a third reason: the majority of people are ignorant when it comes to computers and software (really anything technical).

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