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A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:24 pm

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]

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Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:34 pm

Oh No, Chui is everywhere
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Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:40 pm

terminal


old screengrab though
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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:43 pm

I like the Aero thing with the Windows Vista.

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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:03 am

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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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:25 am

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.

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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:01 am

This is definitely my favorite ...

http://www.orselina.net/pre-airliners/osx-screenshot.jpg
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Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:11 am



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Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:12 am

Quoting N231YE (Reply 7):

Hahaha, I get that screen all the time for some reason. I hate this comp
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Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:33 am

Ahhh yes the blue screen of death.

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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:39 am

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

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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:50 am

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
 
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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:03 am

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


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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:25 am

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.
 
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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:42 am

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

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Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:15 am

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.
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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:32 am

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





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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:47 am

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.
 
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Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:10 am

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

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Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:18 am

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
 
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Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:24 am

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 



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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:28 am

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

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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:28 am

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 
 
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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:32 am

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.




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Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:05 am

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 24):
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.

Small wonder. Mere dabbling with another system for a few minutes will tell you very little about the actual differences.

Actually configuring and using it for a meaningful amount of time is a completely different cup of tea. And for most people the differences become apparent quite quickly under such real-world circumstances.
 
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Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:14 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 25):
Actually configuring and using it for a meaningful amount of time is a completely different cup of tea. And for most people the differences become apparent quite quickly under such real-world circumstances.

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 where one sucks compared to the other. It all depends on your preference and your situation, and both offer unique benefits.



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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:25 am

I had so much fun with this computer back in the day - Amstrad CPC464!

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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:58 pm

Quoting Klaus (Reply 18):



Quoting NWA742 (Reply 19):



Quoting Klaus (Reply 20):



Quoting NWA742 (Reply 21):



Quoting Tmatt95 (Reply 22):



Quoting Klaus (Reply 25):



Quoting NWA742 (Reply 26):

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 a computer-related thread without dissing everything that is non Mac/Apple affiliated? If you want to tell us why Apple is superior to everything else on the planet that's fine but at least have the decency to start your own thread rather than hijack those of other posters.
 
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Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:06 pm

You can easily check for yourself that it wasn't that simple.
 
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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:37 pm

MS-DOS was real fun, back in the day. I used to love messing around with it or just installing it. Big grin

 
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RE: A Screen Shot Of A Favourite Part Of Your OS

Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:14 pm

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 when there I am working on more than one task. I can assign a different side of the cube to each task:



Incidentally, if you install GL desktop, it is possible to change the number of sides. I have got it up to 32 once Big grin

CUPS:
Cups is a great way of adding printers. With this feature you do not need to surf the Internet for drivers as you would have had to have done with Windows. The instillation process is also very quick and easy to do:


Open Office:
Comes installed as standard with Ubuntu and is a great application. It is just as powerful as Word but comes with Ubuntu for free, an OS which is also free. More importantly, there are no silly restrictions on how many computers you can run it on and no license codes to remember. You can also get Open Office for Windows as well, if you would like to give it a test spin. Below the image is a link to the open office website:

http://www.openoffice.org/

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