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State of the Mac

David Heinemeier Hansson of 37Signals and Ruby on Rails has something to say about your choice of development environment: “I have run all but dry of understanding for programmers that willfully pick Windows as their platform of choice.” Which of course sparked much discussion, anger, shouting, squabbling…

Personally, I’m still stuck on Windows for development. Not willfully. I’m working on my exit strategy. My desktop has an XP box and a Dual G4 866 sitting side-by-each. I use my G4 for just about everything except coding – at the moment, I’m most comfortable and work fastest in Homesite+. I’m still looking for a development environment that I’ll love on the Mac – or, alternately, I’ve also been messing with a Linux install on a spare box.

It’s really just a matter of finding the right package that will let me work the way I want in comfort.

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