"I have access to more FREE software with windows..."

Not to belabor the point, but is this really true? Have you ever checked out versiontracker.com? Maybe the raw numbers are higher on the Windows side (again, due to duplicate efforts,) but I seriously doubt there is a free software package for Windows that doesn't have an equivalent on Mac OS (well, okay, maybe not a registry cleaner.) And remember, besides all the Mac specific GUI programs, Mac OS is UNIX, so all the linux command line stuff basically just works. That's an ocean of free software. "[S]maller programs that do a few things easily and well" is exactly the UNIX philosophy*. I've never heard that applied to the Windows world before.

* "Doug McIlroy, the inventor of Unix pipes and one of the founders of the Unix tradition, summarized the philosophy as follows:[1]
This is the Unix philosophy: Write programs that do one thing and do it well...." (from wikipedia)
- jim 10-03-2009 7:35 pm

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