Story from back then,

D: “We need mac sir”

M: “Is it neccessary?”

D: “well, the project requires us to build stuff for iOS, so...”

M: “let me ask IT Support”

S: “our company’s policy are to use windows machines for all our development needs, windows is better in the long run for developing various software for the current market, it’s future proof and have better performance than macs, macs are only usable to build smaller variety of software, so can you guys use windows laptop instead?”

M: “what he said”

D: “what??!”

M/S: “what?”

*eventually we got macs but jointly bought by the company and the client,

  • 19
    > future proof


    Made me chuckle tho.
  • 24
    *slowly creeps out of the bush to advertize the best os of all*

    @Linux @linuxxx
  • 9
    @JKyll exactly, we all wondered in awe back then, “how can our head of ITS be this ignorant?”, he’s a hardcore windows fanboy btw

    @gnulinuxer4fun funny thing happened a couple days ago, some of the guys who had macs are scattered into different projects now (including myself), then another dev from my current project asked for a mac because some of us are using one, the manager gave him an ubuntu machine, “well, both are basically unix right? Not like you need to build stuff for iOS anyway”
  • 5
    @ichijou i dont get why people want macs. They are boiled bown versions of linux with so much less power to the user, the design is huge batshit, the price is waayyyy too high, the ecosystem is just annoying, i could go on for day
  • 3
    @gnulinuxer4fun depends on what each one needs I guess, I’ve only tried linux briefly a long time ago, so I can’t really say
  • 2
    Can you explain what the D, M, and S stand for, please?
  • 3

    D: Developer
    M: Manager
    S: (IT) Support
  • 2
    @JKyll "future-proof" is a tile on the ol' buzzword bingo sheet for sure
  • 1
    Mmf. I was once issued a Mac Mini for a job that dealt primarily with processing xls files into an MSSQL database. Because my (nontechnical) boss really liked Macs.
  • 1
    @gnulinuxer4fun I mean in a normal eco system you’d be right. However, try building iOS applications natively on anything other than Mac OS.
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