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User currently offlineDL777LAX From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 521 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1961 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.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

Windows. Is mac any better?

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

I've got Windows. At work, I've got a Mac, but I'm not a big fan of it. Just too accustomed to everything Windows.

User currently onlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Windows, but I will probably buy a Mac later this year and throw this piece of crap off the tallest building I can find.


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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Macintosh.


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User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2153 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Macintosh. Most excellent machines/software.

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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5659 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Windows/Linux at both home & work

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User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 1):
Is mac any better?

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.  eyebrow 

Signed,

Klaus

Windows,

Dave



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User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1933 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. eyebrow

 rotfl  Lol, all you forgot was the little sunny-wink smiley.

I have 4 Windows machines around me right now.


User currently offlineTrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1931 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.

User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1928 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.

Signed,

Klaus

 rotfl  Nicely done. This could be a whole "Signed, Klaus" thread . . .

Windows - what's that?  eyebrow 

Signed

Klaus

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.

 eyebrow  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).

-R


User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

Macintosh here.

I started out on a Mac, and every time I venture into Windows territory I'm forced to think "Why is this so clunky and un-intuitive? Does Microsoft deliberately make things difficult?".

But that's just me.



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User currently offlinePencrypted From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

linux

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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 10):
This could be a whole "Signed, Klaus" thread .

You bitches!

Signed,
Klaus



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User currently offlineUAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

I use both but prefer MAC - much more user friendly


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User currently offlineTrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1915 times:

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 10):
(I plan on getting a laptop someday - hopefully sooner than later, and my opinion is more fixed now)

Fixed on which?

I used to think Mac fans were a bunch of harpy weirdos, or total yuppies... But I was pleastly suprised at how fast everything works and how solidly it's built. Give one a try!


User currently offlineDL777LAX From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1908 times:

Slightly off topic, but what I've always wondered is how does windows/mac stack up against linux?


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1905 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.

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User currently offlineTrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1904 times:

Quoting DL777LAX (Reply 16):
how does windows/mac stack up against linux

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.


User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1892 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).


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 46
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1878 times:
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Mac at home, and unfortunately still Windows at work.


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User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Linux (Ubuntu) and Windows (XP)

Matt


User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

Windows. unfortunately.

Someday Mac, hopefully sooner rather than later!!

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User currently offlineTootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1840 times:
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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.


User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6033 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1835 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.



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25 ConcordeMach2 : I use both, PC for gaming but Mac for everything else! I like the design of Macs much more.
26 Post contains images Klaus : Macintosh for work (development) and for everything else. On relatively rare occasions I fire up Windows in Parallels to run Internet Explorer for (in
27 Cory6188 : 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...
28 Post contains images Trav110 : 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
29 Hawaiian717 : 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
30 IFEMaster : Mac. My life is finally entirely Microsoft free...
31 Post contains images Freckles : 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
32 JBo : 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
33 ThePRGuy : 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
34 Halls120 : 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
35 Post contains images RayChuang : My computer runs Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2. Reasonably stable, and doesn't hog system resources like Windows Vista does.
36 JAGflyer : Desktop: Dell Dimension 9200 Laptop: MacBook Pro
37 Post contains images Halcyon : Gladly, but I'm ever so poor!
38 Kmh1956 : Mac at home.... have an imac desktop and I have an iBook G4 laptop. Windows at work, only because I have no choice......I got a brand new Dell 3 weeks
39 TheRedBaron : MAC Book Pro FTW. at home also a Imac Intel 24. At work I have too many Mac to count...
40 Post contains images Klaus : Even Windows games will run on most Macs, but hardcore gamers are currently still better served with PCs. Since several labels are currently porting
41 Post contains images Tmatt95 : That is a very rosy picture you paint there Klaus . I think when moving platform to another operating system unless you want to dual boot or install
42 Post contains images Klaus : How so? That is about the same as saying that there is not way of getting through this wall without using the open door...! Boot Camp (for dual-booti
43 HAWK21M : Never tried MAC.Always used Windows. Earlier 95...then 98...now XP....maybe later Vista. regds MEL
44 Asturias : Well, MACs are useful for identification when connecting to ethernet or WiFi, so you're bound to try it one time. I'm surprised you're not doing that
45 Swiftski : Mac. Have used Leopard and it's getting even better.
46 Jamesbuk : Windows XP Media center edition. Not going to upgrade to vista. Ever. I've used it for a few hours and decided its a lump of crap. Not going to switch
47 LH423 : Oh, Safari is crap. I used it for the first week of having my new mac, then downloaded Firefox. Firefox, for my use, is as good as any other browser.
48 Klaus : Safari works very well with tabs. It's not perfect by any stretch, but so isn't any other browser. Firefox is a mess under MacOS X - it is completely
49 Post contains images Halcyon : The newest version of firefox has been acting weird for me. It has a tendency to randomly shut down (the entire program all in the blink of an eye),
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