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Why I'm Switching from Mac to Windows

  • I went to local shop Fry's Electronics and was just gonna get the new Mac Mini that Apple just released this month.
  • But since the PowerPC slowness fiasco and hence the Apple Intel transition, the gap of price/raw-power between Mac and PCs is getting wider and wider.
  • However, these days Microsoft's software tech, in scale and quality, is quite ahead of Apple, witness the .NET, F# language, PowerShell, Direct3D, Silverlight, etc, and the operating system itself is no worse than Mac's, starting with Windows NT in the late 1990s and its descendants 2000, XP, Vista.
  • And, almost all of the best so-called Desktop Publishing software that started life on the Mac in the early 1990s have moved to Windows as their main platform in the past decade (For example, Mathematica, Photoshop, Macromedia stuff, several 3D modelers (Strata 3D, Bryce) , DenebaDraw, Fractal Design's Painter, FrameMaker, QuarkXpress …).

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Electron and the Decline of Native Apps

  • Moreover, while people complained about the performance, the biggest complaint we kept hearing about Mac Word 6.0 was that it wasn’t “Mac-like.” So, we spent a lot of time drilling down into what people meant when they said it wasn’t “Mac-like.” We did focus groups.
  • The other thing we figured out as a result of coming to understand what “Mac-like” meant was that we weren’t going to be able to deliver “Mac-like” products if Office remained a singular product from which both the Win and Mac versions were built.
  • As un-Mac-like as Word 6 was, it was far more Mac-like then than Google Docs running inside a Chrome tab is today.
  • Google Docs on Chrome is an un-Mac-like word processor running inside an ever-more-un-Mac-like web browser.
  • Even Apple, of all companies, is shipping Mac apps with glaring un-Mac-like problems.

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Duet Display 2 uses hardware acceleration to catch up with Luna Display

  • Duet Display is an app that lets you turn your iPad into a second Mac monitor.
  • And the team behind it just released a major update that makes it much more efficient — it consumes less CPU resources and is now recognized as a true external display.
  • If you’ve used Duet Display over the past few years, you may have seen a change that made it worse, not better.
  • At some point, Apple updated macOS and broke Duet Display’s method.
  • But this is a thing of the past as Duet Display found a way to leverage GPU acceleration.
  • In my experience, it’s now much closer to a normal external display.
  • Duet Display is now catching up with its competitor by releasing this update.
  • Make sure to download the latest version on your iPad and your Mac. For new users, Duet Display costs $10.

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