Linux, Apple, and all that

“On Linux, it just felt that whatever went wrong it was my fault for not RTFM.”

(from Mike McQuaid)

Read the comments, too. Apple stuff “just works”, but only if you buy into the whole ecosystem. Same for Google, and Microsoft… and (I’d argue) Linux. Sure, with Linux you can choose FLAC or Vorbis for your audio, but that’s still an ecosystem you’re buying into.

I wish it wasn’t like this, which is one reason just about everything I’ve written for the last decade has started out as plain text. It’s the one common format that, I suspect, I’ll still be able to read in another 25 years’ time. As for stills and video… sheesh, I’ve no idea. And that’s scary.