Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Interesting free stuff ...

First of all - an amazing small OSX program that makes Spotlight look pathetic - I am speaking about Quicksilver - and if Micro$oft has ANY brains left they will buy those guys and get it as standard inside Vista !!! (and also keep the OSX version just to have SteveJ bite his fingernails :) )

Another small promising OSX program might be
Jumpcut - it is a free clipboard extender. You might also want to look at iTerm (opensource OSX terminal) and eventually coconutBattery (to find out how many times your battery was recharged and how well is it still working).

I managed to also take a look at build 75 of KisMac (interesting and very friendly) and Adium had a new build also (and Google is your friend ...)

Objective C looks ... very interesting ... but the main problem seems to be the total lack of any future outside OSX ... (don't get me wrong, for 'real things' C++ is a few degrees of magnitude better but Objective C might have been far more interesting than C# ... the only problem is that C# DOES have a future!)

Finally something that is 'free' but on a totally different style - OSX 10.4.4 was 'patched' once again - see
here and here ... and is quite funny that smart people will be able to run OSX and XP on their 'ultracheap beige box' LONG BEFORE those rich people 'milked' by Apple will be able to see XP on their non-standard x86 machines :) ... when you have a company with the main target to create monopolies (and ways to lock customers in) you should start wondering if paying for their overpriced stuff would be smart ... or rather dumb !!!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Objective C looks ... very interesting

Why so? What did you have in mind?

but the main problem seems to be the total lack of any future outside OSX

When you talk about the 'future' of a programming language, what do you have in mind?

For example, you wouldn't say that gcc has no future, would you? Objective-C is one of the languages included in gcc. It's not going away.

If you mean 'popular and widely used', then I'm not sure why it matters whether or not a language has a future. If that sounds strange, consider Paul Graham's argument in his on-line essay "Beating the Averages".

don't get me wrong, for 'real things' C++ is a few degrees of magnitude better

Again, why so? What do you have in mind? What's an exmaple of something 'real' for which C++ is better suited? What's an example of something 'not real' for which Objective-C is better suited? And in each case, why is one better suited than the other?

You seem to have a habit of making vague claims and putting them forward as bare assertions.

but Objective C might have been far more interesting than C#

Do I need to say it?

8:19 PM  

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