DL777LAX From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 521 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2772 times:
too many topics came up, no real concise poll appeared. Which begs the question, MAC or WINDOWS, what do you use? (mac people, if you only use mac built computers that has parallels or bootcamp, just say mac, make it simple.) Oh, if you run linux, you can state that you do.
Me, my windows laptop crashed, i'm typing this from my mom's computer, and I'm getting a mac. so yeah.
Blindly following anything is bad, unless of course your blind and your following a guide dog.
Trav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 551 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2742 times:
I just purchased a MacBook for school, and I find that the engineering is near flawless. Since the OS is created by the same people that make the hardware and much of the most heavily used (by me) software, so it works seamlessly. I haven't run into anything I can do on Windows that I can't do on a Mac, and so far i'm very happy.
Allstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2739 times:
Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 7): Yes. It is better. The user interface is much larger, so that viewing is easier. Those who disagree haven't spent much time with a mac.
Nicely done. This could be a whole "Signed, Klaus" thread . . .
Windows - what's that?
Quoting Trav110 (Reply 9): I just purchased a MacBook for school, and I find that the engineering is near flawless. Since the OS is created by the same people that make the hardware and much of the most heavily used (by me) software, so it works seamlessly. I haven't run into anything I can do on Windows that I can't do on a Mac, and so far i'm very happy.
Nice. I'm becoming a Mac fan the more and more I read here on Anet (I plan on getting a laptop someday - hopefully sooner than later, and my opinion is more fixed now).
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2716 times:
On a MacBook using OS X.
I love it except for a few minor cosmetic issues I'm having. A sliver off the top plate inexplicably broke off leaving a small access point to the inside which may or may not have contributed to my sleep light cutting out. However, I took my computer in and as soon as the parts arrive I will be getting a new top plate and bottom cover all for free. When Macs do have problems, Apple has great customer service to back up their products.
My first home computer back in 199...ummm, 3...was a Mac Perfoma 630. After that I switched to Windows but now I'm back to Mac for good.
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I tried loading Ubuntu (which is a popular version of Linux touted for it's "user friendly" interface) onto my 2 year old dell a couple months ago, just for a change (before I decided on a Mac). The drivers for my wireless card refused to work, which as I read was a pretty common problem. For the average user, Linux probably isn't for you. Ubuntu 7.04 runs smoothly and quickly, but as soon as you run into a problem it's HELL to figure out.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2703 times:
Mac at home, Linux at work.
Quoting DL777LAX (Reply 16): Slightly off topic, but what I've always wondered is how does windows/mac stack up against linux?
Modern Linux user interfaces more or less attempt to mimic Windows, with variations of course, and some things they do better (I love Konqueror as a file manager, and I sometimes have to remember to actually copy some text after I highlight it when I'm using a Mac or Windows, rather than just highlight to copy and middle-click to paste) and some things worse (wireless networking, multiple display configuration).
Tootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2651 times:
Windoze at work.
Mac at Home
Well actually I travel 75% of the time and I lug both computers around. I much prefer my Mac for ease of use, good behavior in odd environments, clarity and beauty of the display and general integration.
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6170 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2646 times:
XP and Linux here. (Plus, I still have a 98 partition on my Linux box that I may have to start using to compile some VB6 projects for another 98 machine—of which, you can't do natively in Mac, but there are other visually oriented languages for that.)
Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 19): and some things worse (wireless networking, multiple display configuration).
Ubuntu is annoying when you have to configure things, becuase you have to constantly SUDO to get things done, which really adds to the frustration. Most other flavors (and I believe MAC OSX, too) allow you to go directly into root for heavy duty configuring, but it's not the preferred way for normal tasks.
The beautiful thing about Linux is that you can go right into most files and change them directly. Daemons can be restarted on the fly, and updates (for most flavors) are seamless.
Quoting Trav110 (Reply 18): I tried loading Ubuntu (which is a popular version of Linux touted for it's "user friendly" interface) onto my 2 year old dell a couple months ago, just for a change (before I decided on a Mac).
Ubuntu 7.04 came out recently, and it DOES have various automatic methods of getting a wifi card working—be it ndiswrapper, madwifi, or another module. Of course, the down side of this is that it's only done while inside of GNOME or KDE. I've found the safer, cheaper, and least frustrating option is to just get a wireless bridge and hook a wire between the computer(s) and the bridge.
Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
: I use both, PC for gaming but Mac for everything else! I like the design of Macs much more.
: Macintosh for work (development) and for everything else. On relatively rare occasions I fire up Windows in Parallels to run Internet Explorer for (in
: MacBook Pro here - and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. Although I will admit that Safari is a far-from-perfect internet browser...
: Oh, I know, and I tried . Nothing I did worked, I think the wireless card was just unsupported. Also, I had far too little interest in the whole Linu
: You should see if work can get you a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Then you can have Mac OS X for your Mac stuff, and via Boot Camp and/or Parallels, Windo
: Mac. My life is finally entirely Microsoft free...
: Used to use Windows, then was introduced to Mac which now: and i'm sorry if it's too cliche that the viewing is nicer on a Mac but if you look at any
: I use Windows currently, but intend on purchasing a Mac once I have enough saved for it. Depending on your purpose, they each have their advantages. M
: And the laptop market of course...after doubling the market share of laptops last year. I've always used macs - and prefer them for sure - although m
: Windows at work, Mac at home. Every morning at work, I think how nice it would be if we'd shift to Linux or Mac. Then reality hits, as I decide what
: My computer runs Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2. Reasonably stable, and doesn't hog system resources like Windows Vista does.
: Desktop: Dell Dimension 9200 Laptop: MacBook Pro