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Anyone else given up on Linux for a Mac?
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sandyman



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ggsinclair wrote:
To answer the question - No - principal reason is that I cannot afford a Mac!

Is it much better than (free) Linux though? As a graphics - CAD - computer it certainly had the upper hand - and the aesthetics are great too, but are the everyday packages any better?

Gordon


Re the price it depends on what you want from a computer. For example when it comes to laptops I reckon that iBooks are very competitively priced especially the 12" model. Look at the price of comparable Intel machines especially those with separate graphics cards.

Re the Apps. Apples own apps IMHO are definitely better. Many Open Source apps are available either natively or via Fink if you want to go down that route.

When it comes down to ease of use though it's no contest. OS X
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sandyman wrote:
ggsinclair wrote:
To answer the question - No - principal reason is that I cannot afford a Mac!

Is it much better than (free) Linux though? As a graphics - CAD - computer it certainly had the upper hand - and the aesthetics are great too, but are the everyday packages any better?

Gordon


Re the price it depends on what you want from a computer. For example when it comes to laptops I reckon that iBooks are very competitively priced especially the 12" model. Look at the price of comparable Intel machines especially those with separate graphics cards.

Re the Apps. Apples own apps IMHO are definitely better. Many Open Source apps are available either natively or via Fink if you want to go down that route.

When it comes down to ease of use though it's no contest. OS X


I agree with everything you've said. The price issue is of less importance if you're a student since Apple's educational discounts are really good value. I work in a university and received a few hundred pounds discount on my Powerbook.

As far as usability goes, OS X wins hands down. Everything is integrated much better than in Windows or Linux, and the intuitiveness of the system is astonishing once you sit down to use OS X for any period of time.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the intuitiveness of the system is astonishing once you sit down to use OS X for any period of time.


Sorry must disagree, i have a G5 powermac sat right at the side of me after a few months of using os x i turned that into a donkey as that was the only use i could find for it apart from the graphics editing! i found that this mac is a waste of money but as i have paid so much for it, it works its a** off every day it does all the dirty work while my pc which is far quicker and cheaper does the nice easy stuff, my advice buy a secound hand mac off ebay if you like it then buy a new mac next year! os x is unix and water they just don't mix it looks great pitty thats all and thats IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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os x is unix and water they just don't mix it looks great pitty thats all
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Anyone else given up on Linux for a Mac? Reply with quote

sandyman wrote:
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os x is unix and water they just don't mix it looks great pitty thats all
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That's what I thought too. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone else given up on Linux for a Mac? Reply with quote

phil_m wrote:
sandyman wrote:
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os x is unix and water they just don't mix it looks great pitty thats all
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That's what I thought too. Confused


Or maybe just a troll?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone else given up on Linux for a Mac? Reply with quote

sandyman wrote:
phil_m wrote:
sandyman wrote:
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os x is unix and water they just don't mix it looks great pitty thats all
?


That's what I thought too. Confused


Or maybe just a troll?


If thats the case, then the troll RD has more posts than you Smile

RD is not a troll, just because someone doesn't like something for good reasons doesn't make them a troll.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:12 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone else given up on Linux for a Mac? Reply with quote

nordle wrote:
RD is not a troll, just because someone doesn't like something for good reasons doesn't make them a troll.


The confusion is not about RD disliking OS X. It's about his post not making any sense even in a "Hi, I've just had a lobotomy" kind of way.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:07 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: Anyone else given up on Linux for a Mac? Reply with quote

I shouldn't talk too much about making sense:

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the intuitiveness of the system is astonishing once you sit down to use OS X for any period of time.


The point about intuitiveness is that you should be able to grasp something without having to sit down with for such a period of time. I would suggest that OS X has a deductive interface, i.e. it makes sense after you have learned about it Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be astonished by something implies having an appreciation for it. The point of the sentence you've quoted is that one comes to really appreciate the amount of thought that's gone into OS X once one has had time to analyse it. OS X, for example, has menus that actually work, unlike any Linux distro I've ever seen.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone else given up on Linux for a Mac? Reply with quote

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If thats the case, then the troll RD has more posts than you Smile

RD is not a troll, just because someone doesn't like something for good reasons doesn't make them a troll.


As Phil states my comments were aimed at the fact that the post was unintelligble "It's English Jim, but not as we know it" Wink

Even a bit of punctuation would have helped. In order to be able to reply to a post one must first be able to understand it [/quote]
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:25 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: Anyone else given up on Linux for a Mac? Reply with quote

I read it that he simply missed the word "oil", just got a head of his typing, but its not hard to fill in the gaps Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

phil_m wrote:
OS X, for example, has menus that actually work, unlike any Linux distro I've ever seen.


Your menus don't work? I'm astonished!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is it about the Linux menus? Are you talking about the application bar? or Menus in something like Konqueror?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:36 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone else given up on Linux for a Mac? Reply with quote

phil_m wrote:
nordle wrote:
RD is not a troll, just because someone doesn't like something for good reasons doesn't make them a troll.


The confusion is not about RD disliking OS X. It's about his post not making any sense even in a "Hi, I've just had a lobotomy" kind of way.


not quite!

so that you are clear because it would seem you cannot or would not work out what i said here is the SIMPLE form

nelz wrote:

RD wrote:
i found the unix side of os x a warted down version.


Love it! Laughing

Linux - Unix with attitude!
MacOS - Unix with verucas!


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