I'm Bein' Macified
After some soul searching I have decided to make this Mac my primary development machine, giving up my oh-so-familiar Dell Windows-XP-based laptop.
We'll see how it goes. I must say that it's been quite an adjustment for me, somebody with nearly 20 years of Windows brain damage, to move to a Mac.
Of course it helps that most of the development tools I use are completely cross platform: Eclipse, Java, OxygenXML, Syntext Serna. It also helps that OS X is an *nx-based system under the covers, so I can get a command line that is familiar, although the configuration details are not (I've been using Debian-based distributions for most of the time I've used Linux). And other key tools have solid Mac versions (e.g., all the Adobe products).
I will even be able to get an RSuite server running on this machine, using an unsupported OS X build of MarkLogic.
I'm even starting to get used to the bizare control key mechanism, although it's still a struggle--it feels like trying to learn a new musical instrument that is just enough different from one you know to really hose you up.
I'm even writing this post using Safari, rather than Firefox, which I would normally use, but it's acting up this morning.
So wish me luck as I start on this new adventure in computing....
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