'm taking a bite out of the apple

On Friday I did something that I never thought I would ever do. I bought a Mac. To be more exact I bought one of the new aluminium Mac Book Pro.

I've been a PC user for more years than I like to remember and although I have dabbled with OS X on occasions in the past I have never before succumbed.

Right now I feel a little bit like Adam being tempted to take a bite out of the apple by Eve, I just hope it doesn't lead to the same result.

So what made me take the leap?

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Release early - release often or release once when it is ready?

It is often quoted that an open source project, like Joomla, should release early and release often as this is the best method to find bugs and provide new features.

However I believe that is an overly simplistic approach and does not translate to real world use in all but the simplest, single use projects and definitely not for Joomla.

As soon as you have a piece of software that third parties extend and build upon you run into serious issues.

In the last few weeks I have received numerous approaches from people who claim to have the next big thing.

With their idea they are going to storm the web and it will soon be the hottest thing, bigger than twitter, skype, youtube etc

So what do they want from me?