With my increasing interest on C++11, this keynote that Bjarne Stroustrup gave at Going Native 2012, was an interesting lecture (fully available on YouTube)
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Soon after switching to Mac I discovered that one of the myths that I lived with for many years, i.e. that Adobe Acrobat Reader is mandatory in order to view PDF documents, is no longer true.
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Motion pictures publishers may have their reasons, but DVD region copy protection was always an annoying issue, of little value for users.
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What makes me angry is how they try to monetize even on small details, sometimes by bending the standards.
There are moments when even Mac OS X has problems and needs to be started in special configurations.
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The right answer to this challenge is to have different virtual machines with the complete environment. Unfortunately, due to crazy licensing issues, currently running Mac OS X as a virtual guest on a Mac OS X host is not allowed (according to some rumours, Lion will change this).
The next choice is to keep multiple versions of the development tools installed in different folders, but in this case extra care should be taken to avoid messing the PATH.