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What Developer Machines think of Linux users.

Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:46 PM

Was reading up on

QtitanRibbon ,

a Ribbon control for Qt.

found here.

http://www.devmachin...n-overview.html

as I am currently in the midst of writing up a win32 Tutorial on the Ribbon control for Windows.

I was rather shocked by this statement from Developer Machines.

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As you can see the look exactly the same on all three platforms. We taken care of it. There is only one difference. By default, on every platform theme UI initialization differently. Windows is a classics - so switched theme is Blue. Linux is associated with a platform for hackers and hotheads, so theme for the initialization is Black. Mac OS X is associated with smart and luxury, and therefore default theme is Scenic. In any case, theme to the initialization Ribbon UI can be modified at any time, regardless of platform.


Describing Linux as a platform for hackers and hotheads.

As a recent convert to Linux (I have installed it on a PC)

I don't feel the urge to hack my government or punch someone.

But maybe I should buy a Mac and become smart instead.

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Re: What Developer Machines think of Linux users.

Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:51 PM

I'm not overly shocked.. people love to be exclusionary. Be it OS choice, programming language choice, email domain, game console, soda, or even coffee making options.
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Re: What Developer Machines think of Linux users.

Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:05 PM

Nah,

I don't feel exclusionary at all...

Maybe shocked was a bit too strong after all they are attempting to sell their add on to Qt to Linux users

Mildly surprised and amused perhaps a better description.
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Re: What Developer Machines think of Linux users.

Posted 04 February 2015 - 06:22 PM

It's a commercial product? Yeah, lots of open source programmers are knocking down your doors for that.

Theory One ( the more amusing one ): They can rather afford to offend the penguin crowd, since such programmers have little use for the product. The only folks that think Apple users are "smart" are Apple users; but they're historically willing the throw outrageous sums at anything, so butter them up. And, well, the ribbon thing is Windows drek anyhow, so confirm to Windows users that they are the standard.

Theory Two ( most likely ): English is clearly not a first language here; the copy is dreadful. I suspect "hotheads" is a poor translation of "passionate" or some such. They are doing their best to stroke all the groups and loosing in translation.
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Re: What Developer Machines think of Linux users.

Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:07 AM

Can you really take seriously anyone who writes on this 6th grade level?

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As you can see the look exactly the same on all three platforms. We taken care of it. There is only one difference. By default, on every platform theme UI initialization differently. Windows is a classics -


It sounds like it was originally in another language and translated by Google translate. So its entirely possible the phrase that bugs you is also badly translated.
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Re: What Developer Machines think of Linux users.

Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:14 AM

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I am currently in the midst of writing up a win32 Tutorial on the Ribbon control for Windows.


You're writing a tutorial for THEIR ribbon control or the Microsoft ribbon control?

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:41 PM

Its for C++ win32 Microsoft Ribbon control

how to write the xml

and how to use uicc etc to generate the binary markup file.

and finally how to incorporate that into a win32 C++ program.

As for the above I just found it funny it never really bugged me.
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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:49 PM

I hope that tutorial is for here: I'd love to look at it.
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Re: What Developer Machines think of Linux users.

Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:54 PM

Yes of course its for here.

It is however due to its nature

a very long tutorial.
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