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A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS  
User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

As a fun exercise, I thought I would start this thread where people can upload screen shots of the little things that they like about their OS. This can be anything from video players to setting menus. To get the ball rolling, below is something I like about Ubuntu, which is the operating system on my computer:


The add remove programs manager:
I now never have to spend time surfing Google for programs. All I do is search for what I am looking for and click install. It will then do all the hard work and download the program and install it for me. There are no wizards on most programs and makes installing a program very quick:



[Edited: To make it readable  Smile]

[Edited 2007-06-03 16:28:08]

31 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Oh No, Chui is everywhere


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User currently offlinePencrypted From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

terminal


old screengrab though



-Maty
User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

I like the Aero thing with the Windows Vista.

Big version: Width: 1280 Height: 800 File size: 115kb
Big version: Width: 1280 Height: 800 File size: 115kb
Screen Shot


Tom



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2136 times:
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Quoting Tom12 (Reply 3):
I like the Aero thing with the Windows Vista

Oh wow. I knew Vista was supposed to be a crappy version of Mac OS, but I didn't realize they'd actually copies, pixel for pixel, Mac's design.

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User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Quoting Tom12 (Reply 3):

I like how you go this thread in your screenshot Big grin


Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):
Oh wow. I knew Vista was supposed to be a crappy version of Mac OS, but I didn't realize they'd actually copies, pixel for pixel, Mac's design.

TIS

Having tried Vista and OSX, I have to disagree with you. Every car has a steering wheel and so with OS's, every operating system has aspects of the GUI which look the same. This does not mean that one is a "copy" of the other. If Windows had copied Mac, Mac would take legal action (Apple like legal action). They have not... because they can't.

Rivalry is great and when there is no rivalry, there is no innovation. Some could say that Microsoft copied Mosaic when they created their web browser but this rivalry has led to what we have today which is great.

Matt

[Edited 2007-06-03 17:26:56]

[Edited 2007-06-03 17:28:19]

User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2089 times:
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This is definitely my favorite ...

http://www.orselina.net/pre-airliners/osx-screenshot.jpg



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2044 times:



 bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 7):

Hahaha, I get that screen all the time for some reason. I hate this comp



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User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Ahhh yes the blue screen of death.

Big version: Width: 206 Height: 249 File size: 52kb


User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Quoting Tmatt95 (Reply 5):
This does not mean that one is a "copy" of the other. If Windows had copied Mac, Mac would take legal action

You are right, I will rephrase what ANITIX87 really meant:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):

Oh wow. I knew Vista was supposed to be a crappy version of Mac OS, but I didn't realize they'd actually implement the ideas and functions already available in Macs three-four years ago

 angel 


User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1996 times:

Quoting Rammstein (Reply 10):
Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):

Oh wow. I knew Vista was supposed to be a crappy version of Mac OS, but I didn't realize they'd actually implement the ideas and functions already available in Macs three-four years ago

angel

I know you are joking but will respond anyway  Smile. Although the operating systems look and most of the major functions were introduced in 2001 (file manager etc). Spotlight for example (the search function) was only released in 2005, when they released Tiger. I use spotlight as an example. With the blanket statement you put above, it infers that everything that Windows now does, was available on a Mac in 2001 and that is plain wrong. Dashboard is another example of a feature that was not around in 2001.

Matt

P.S After writing the reply, I see you have put "3-4" but still is not 2005  Smile


User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1988 times:

Im a fan of regedit and event viewer and so forth.


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s16/jkoury/screenshotcopy.jpg


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1975 times:







[Edited 2007-06-03 21:33:16]

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21486 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1938 times:

Exposé is my favourite feature of MacOS X "Tiger":



A video demonstrates what it looks like in practice:

Apple - Mac OS X - Theater - Exposé

It is hard to overstate how much this feature alone boosts the productivity of working with multiple (many!) windows at the same time. Switching from one window to another or dragging objects between any windows is completely effortless and just a matter of a second or two, even if thirty or fifty windows are open at the same time which is not unusual for me.


User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1914 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 14):
Exposé is my favourite feature of MacOS X "Tiger":

A great feature. I used it for a few hours on my friends Mac at first before discovering it on my Linux box (when all the special effects are turned on in Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn. Move the mouse to the top right, as far as it will go and click. Then click on the Window to select it)
Below is a screen shot of it on Linux:


P.S I am no stock market person. I had the window open to see how to buy shares, as I am toying with the idea of buying shares in my local bus company as an end of exam treat

[Edited 2007-06-03 22:45:24]

[Edited 2007-06-03 22:46:10]

User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

Quoting Tmatt95 (Reply 15):
stock market person

Stocks are great...legalized gambling wherever you are. Dont think you will have much gain in a bus company though.


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

They've been telling me to upgrade for awhile, I don't know why - this still works fine.





-NWA742


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21486 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

Quoting Tmatt95 (Reply 15):
A great feature. I used it for a few hours on my friends Mac at first before discovering it on my Linux box

Yeah. It has been copied pretty much for every platform by now. I'd like to check if they all actually offer the same usability (such as full drag-and-drop support across Exposé switching, various navigation modes et cetera), but at least superficially the Linux and Windows versions do look quite similar.

Vista's "Flip 3D" tool as depicted above clearly tries to mimic it as well, but unfortunately not remotely at the same level of usability.


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Hey Klaus, because I know you're a Mac fan, I thought I would drop by again and share with you this informative website about Mac users that I stumbled upon. It makes for a lovely afternoon read.

http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=macs_cant

 biggrin 



-NWA742


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21486 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 19):
Hey Klaus, because I know you're a Mac fan, I thought I would drop by again and share with you this informative website about Mac users that I stumbled upon. It makes for a lovely afternoon read.

Some people clearly can't deal with the possible existence of IT products which may actually not suck as hard as they're used to...! Big grin


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 20):
Some people clearly can't deal with the possible existence of IT products which may actually not suck as hard as they're used to...!

Modern OS's only suck if you don't know what you're doing.  biggrin 



-NWA742


User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 20):
Some people clearly can't deal with the possible existence of IT products which may actually not suck as hard as they're used to...! Big grin

There are a lot of reasons why people stick with what they have got. Some look at prices. Others stick with what they know how to use. Others have dated ideas to do with the operating system. Others still might even like the idea of an operating system being able to "suck"

Matt

[Edited 2007-06-04 00:28:48]

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21486 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 21):
Modern OS's only suck if you don't know what you're doing.

Says someone who's got actual experience with which ones in practice...?  eyebrow 


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 23):
Says someone who's got actual experience with which ones in practice...?

Limited with Vista, many years with XP, and several on-off runs with friends' Macs. I don't see how one sucks compared to the other. It boils down to opinion, and you can have a great system with either kind as long as you know what you're doing. I'm building my next beast in the coming weaks on Vista, we'll see how that goes.




-NWA742


25 Klaus : Small wonder. Mere dabbling with another system for a few minutes will tell you very little about the actual differences. Actually configuring and us
26 NWA742 : I understand that, I'm just saying I haven't seen anything so far that makes one invariably better than the other - and certainly not to the point wh
27 Post contains images COIAHLGW : I had so much fun with this computer back in the day - Amstrad CPC464!
28 Itsjustme : Nicely done. You've successfully hijacked this thread and turned it into a pissing match. Klaus, do you think it's possible for you to participate in
29 Klaus : You can easily check for yourself that it wasn't that simple.
30 Post contains images LTU932 : MS-DOS was real fun, back in the day. I used to love messing around with it or just installing it.
31 Post contains links and images Tmatt95 : The Cube: Heres another feature I like. They call it the cube and it quadruples the amount of desktop space you have on a computer: I find it great wh
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