Yeah, most of the issues i'm having are minor things that could be fixed, and a decent computer could probably run Vista faster than XP. Normally I'd be out looking for a decent computer for Vista, but i've caught a severe case of Apple fanboyism, so I'm saving up for an iMac instead. Microsoft did do a good job with the usability and interface, which use to be Apples specialty, and it does seem to be more secure than XP.
Anyway, I seem to have misplaced my Windows XP install CD, so I guess i'm stuck with Vista for awhile. I'm just gonna have to learn to get along with Vista for the time being.
Does no one have any knowledge here about duel installing? There is absolutely no good reason you would install a BETA operating system, on top of a final release!
It's called.. partition your hard drive so that you have basically 2 formatted parts, showing up as 2 hard drives. That way you can safely do whatever you want with the beta partition, and nothing will effect the working partition. In addition, another stupid question... why the hell would you install Vista, a BETA OS, KNOWING that you donít know where you XP disk is? (Taking into consideration you werenít smart enough to duel boot, and decided to either upgrade your working OS, or format your hard drive. Especially not knowing that your computer will be completely comparable with the new operating system! System specs are nice and all, but what if your internet drivers didnít work on the beta, or your video, or sound drivers didnít work. Your shit out of luck now...
Why would anyone go near a public beta for something as big as an OS. Mac, Windows whatever. That's just asking for trouble.
Anyways this whole stereotyping issue is tired. OMG I use a mac. That must mean I can't access the UNIX terminal and do fancy shmancy stuff. Heaven forbid I try modifying the open source graphics drivers for tweaking purposes.
You're a fucking tool if you think that Mac=simplicity. It's the same as Windows. Haha. It says "click here to begin" on old Windows systems that must mean you're an idiot who can't use a computer. Scanner Wizard! You need to use a wizard to use a scanner?
Both are OS's with a happy easy to use interface on top, but with a deep core running underneath. OSX is nothing more than an easy to use Linux flavour that doesn't require manual flashing of drivers and other techy things.
I'm pretty unbiased in this sort of thing now. I had PC's from 1996 until I got a PowerBook in 2005. I didn't like any other Mac. It was a hate. But I wanted a new laptop and this was the best price for a 12" machine. And I went at the whole thing open minded and found it wasn't this image that schools had painted of a restricted and locked down system. I still use my PC for HL2. but in my PowerBooks life time the PC has been formatted 6 times and that disrupts my workflow. and it runs all the apps I need, AND the new Intel Macs can run any mainstream OS you can throw at it. Theres even an app coming out that lets you run Windows within OSX.
I'm surprised at BrandonC the most. some of shit he's banging on about is brilliant.
"At this rate, the only true reason WindowsXP seems to get unstable over time, is because unlike Mac, it doesnít try to hide all the deep system files, you can find them all under the Windows folder."
Isn't that a good thing? Anyone who wants to can find the system files in OSX. they're hidden from kids and other people dead set on breaking the system.
"However, this also means that Windows, unlike Mac, is 50x more flexible, and can be molded to suit just about ANYONES personal needs, as far as functionality, look, and performance goes. "
That an official figure that 50%? I suppose there are no skinning apps for OSX. Just like there is no WindowsBlinds.
"All Mac has done over the last few updates is made it shinier and hidden more preferences"
what on fucking earth? You obviously don't know what your on about. hidden more preferences? Like what?! If anything they've added more preferences! MySQL, Flip4Mac, Stuffit AVR and Spotlight - in the upgrade to OSX Tiger. Made it shinier?! bloody hell. what do you even mean by shinier? The only graphical difference between Panther and Tiger is the upgrade to Aqua3. This removed the horrible stripes from the GUI.
So that's all they did aye?
No spotlight? No Core Video/Core Image? No 64bit CPU support? No Dashboard? No Safari RSS? No iChat AV? No native H.264 codec support? No Automator? No Quicktime 7? No Voice over? No Parental controls? not to forget the massive update in Xcode.
I've lost all faith.
I use PC's for games and OSX for everything else, and the world is perfect.
Uhh, he was just trying to be unbiased. I'm sure you've all figured out that i'm an apple fanboy, but I don't have enough money to buy a mac, so I have to use my moms mac whenever I get sick of my PC. Since I use both I can safetly say that Mac OSX does run (a lot) faster, but crashes just as much as Windows.
Anyway, I don't wanna get into that again. I'm gonna move to Linux as soon as my Linux compatible network card shows up. Then I can stop drooling over a Mac because I have an OS just as fast, if not faster. I know Windows runs pretty well if you have a good video card, but I just don't want to throw more money into an OS that i'm already sick of.
I don't want to start a big fight here, so i'll just shut up and try to re-install XP (MMF 1.5 doesn't work on Vista, and I was to lazy to re-install XP before now).
His first mistake was bring back a topic that was long over, at least here at TDC. I agree with 'zimtower' on his quote "anyone that worships a Mac on TDC is stupid", but not because Mac is for idiots, but because Klik Programs are for WINDOWS so if you warship a Mac, then what is your point in being here? To advertise? You obviously arenít here for klik products, because they aren't available on Mac!
At any rate, being this topic back, JimmiÖ just so you can smash out opinions in a post that died a little less then a week ago is pointless. Let it rest.
Well, iMacs are about twice as good as my computer (in most areas), and Mac OSX seems to run about 4 times as fast as my computer. Oh, and with parralells for mac (http://www.parallels.com/ ) you can run MMF and TGF natively right next to iMovie.
I know why you people don't like macs. They seem very simple and they run about 10% of all commercial software. When you first use a Mac it is very simple, but you start to figure out how you can do really advanced stuff with it. Lord of the Rings,King Kong, and many others that I will not bother to name, were all made mostly on Macs. How is that not powerful? Also, Mac OS X isn't very customizable, you don't have all bijillion of XP's settings, but that just makes everything easier to use and set up. Mac isn't perfect, no OS is, there is no best OS either, it's all a matter of oppinion. I like Mac OS X better, but that's just my preference.