On Sep 8, 9:30 pm, Carl Jacobsen wrote: [...] ... Believe it or not, yes I am. I occasionally answer posts which were made on vim_mac but
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, Sep 9, 2012
On Sep 8, 9:30 pm, Carl Jacobsen <li...@...> wrote:
> Are you on this list for any reason other than to make yourself feel
Believe it or not, yes I am. I occasionally answer posts which were
made on vim_mac but actually belong on vim_use, and I also help ban
the spammers and allow the legitimete new subscribers.
> I've used a considerable number of Unix variants and Unix-alikes
> (Linux included) starting with the then-new 4.2BSD on a Vax in 1983,
> eight years before the earliest version of Linux existed. I choose to
> use Mac OS X because I prefer it to all other available choices,
> *including Linux*, for a wide variety of reasons (and "looking cool in
> coffee shops" is *not* on that list). Linux is a nice Unix-alike, but
> has always been missing a *really* good, thorough, *consistent*, GUI.
> Mac OS X is a good BSD-variant Unix, with an absolutely fantastic GUI.
> To me, and to many others, it's worth jumping through a few hoops
> (like buying [fantastic-but-spendy] Mac hardware) to be able to use
> Mac OS X. We probably won't be able to sufficiently educate you about
> what you're missing out on to change your mind, but, by the same
> token, you aren't going to be able to convince us that Linux is
> superior to Mac OS X. So please don't try.
I suppose we just don't have the same preferences. I don't blame you
for preferring the luxury of a Rolls-Royce (and paying for it), please
son't snub my VW Beetle.
> And back on topic, count me in on being willing to contribute (each
> year) towards a membership for Björn in the Mac Developer Program,
> should he elect to start signing MacVim (I think it would involve
> jumping through some hoops in Xcode initially, but could then be
> automated to a simple call to /usr/bin/codesign in the Makefile).
> My apologies for feeding the troll,
Oh, and BTW I don't know what privileges "registered developers"
enjoy, maybe that's one of the reasons why it seemed unduly expensive
to me to pay USD 99 just for being one.
Usually I'm the one recommending not to feed the animals :-P Can't you
take humor? Not when it means someone doesn't assume costlier is
better, apparently. Oh, well, maybe I'm the one feeding the troll now.
I'll shut up.
Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow they may make it illegal.
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