[buug] Macs at Laurence Hall of Science

Johan Beisser jb at caustic.org
Thu May 26 12:10:47 PDT 2011

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 4:20 AM, Karen Hogoboom <khogoboom at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why are there iMacs at LHS?

Short answer is that it's relatively easy to do UI and "make things
pretty" with MacOS.

A longer answer is that MacOS is UNIX under the hood, and that Apple
gives a pretty severe discount for bulk purchases to educational

If the libraries to make 3d graphics on linux were as easy as wrapping
simple scripts with audio and video triggers in Quartz Composer, it'd
probably be more popular for displays and interactive purposes.

Related: Why Linux Sucks (less than before) 2011.


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