Monday, June 11, 2012

Doing It...

A Hacker News comment:

"I run Windows on my MBA for when I'm travelling. Apple make fantastic hardware; but their saccharine UIs make me retch.

One constant, though: over the past 10 years, I've moved my life further and further into the Cygwin command line, so that I'm insulated from the frippery going on at the edges; with my setup, I'm approximately as at home on Linux, Solaris, Mac and Windows. I'm not optimistic based on what I've seen of Windows 8's direction."

Hey, look. I do a lot of Windows development work on my Mac in a Windows VM too. And some of the recent OSX UI stuff is regrettable.

But running a VM in OSX (a real BSD Unix) so that you can run Cygwin (a sorta-Unix sorta-emulation layer) in a virtual machine?

Doing it wrong.

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