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8 years ago, I moved from my tuned Linux desktop to OS X. This closed-source platform has attracted many developers with its BSD underpinnings and excellent user interface. Can a developer pampered by sleek design ever go back? I’m going to show you how to break the closed-source habit and run a true open-source environment without sacrificing usability. The Linux desktop has been stereotyped as having poor design, but I’ll show you how to give it capabilities that other operating systems can’t match. I’ll walk through the applications I use every day under OS X and how I found equivalent (and even better!) options for Linux.
Some things we’ll be talking specifically about:
Clinton Nixon Dreisbach is a developer at Relevance:“http://thinkrelevance.com”, the home of Clojure/core. He has been computing for 25 years and loves Perl, Clojure, public speaking, and learning new things.
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