When will Linux be simple? Time it takes to install 3D Desktop on OS/X: ~5 min. On Linux: ~1 hour. To make it work on OS/X: install. On linux: download, build, learn, configure, test, configure, test. Transition effects on OS/X: smooth. On Linux: somewhat choppy. Keep in mind the Linux solution supports more than one distribution, more than a handful of video drivers, and more than one window manager. But then, is having these options between the consistency and simplicity?
Speaking of eye candy … The new Ruby page looks much more … eye pleasing? like a product? Web 2.0? Either way, I’m glad newcomers will be greated with an elegant and easy to navigate site.
Some things never change. I probably linked here before, and I’m going to link again: Programming Quotations.
And the users exclaimed with a laugh and a taunt: “It’s just what we asked for but not what we want.”.
Apropos. On that subject, did Gosling really say:
An API that isn’t comprehensible isn’t usable.? (there)
But … but, I can vision it in my head! Gabe explains why he’s not going to offer a personalized meme tracker. And he’ll probably have to do it again in 12 months, because it sure sounds like a great idea. Too bad computers are not good with miracles.