What Are you Thoughts On Apple's OS?

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I don't need Thoughts about Apple's OS...

I'm a PC Remember? ;)



 
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OS X is my hero for one simple reason:

I bought my wife a MacBook Pro (1st Gen Intel) and I never, ever, ever get the "Oh honey, my computer is broken. Can you stop what you're doing and come fix it?"

For whatever reason this was a regular occurrence when she was running XP on an ASUS XJ (essentially the same hardware).
 

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Mac OS X is far more better-looking, structured, and stable than Windows. However, the only thing keeping Apple from increasing the market share is...

1. The amount of apps. Windows has thousands, if not, millions of more apps compared to Apple.

2. Apple doesn't focus in any way on gaming.

3. Exclusivity. I love OS X, but I think that Apple's computers are overpriced.


The fact of the matter is simple: If Apple allowed people to buy OS X, and install it on non-Mac computers, OS X's market share would increase at an alarming rate, moreso than 25-30%. The only thing that's hindering it is the software compatibility & price.
 

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Mac OS X is far more better-looking, structured, and stable than Windows. However, the only thing keeping Apple from increasing the market share is...

1. The amount of apps. Windows has thousands, if not, millions of more apps compared to Apple.

2. Apple doesn't focus in any way on gaming.

3. Exclusivity. I love OS X, but I think that Apple's computers are overpriced.


The fact of the matter is simple: If Apple allowed people to buy OS X, and install it on non-Mac computers, OS X's market share would increase at an alarming rate, moreso than 25-30%. The only thing that's hindering it is the software compatibility & price.

1. yea right.

2.) LOL.

3.) $_$.




its sucks. they are prolly shaking right now because two companies already started making innovative OS's :p (gc-os - Windows 8)

I wonder whats the next animal name if they make a cloud OS.

Leopard - Snow Leopard - ??????

Vulture.
 
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experience...

My daughter bought a Mac Book and asked me to set it up for her, so I did... and since this was my first experience with an apple computer I was surprised and amazed at how simple it was and how everything just worked... I thought this is how it should be!

Then I had the opportunity to download and use Windows 7 RC and there was that feeling again, it recognized all my hardware, loaded all the latest drivers (including my HP printer) and everything just worked and I thought this is how it should be!

To sum up: Mac OS X is a good system and surprised me but I'm a PC and Windows 7 has shown me that MS is learning to listen, and I like the freedom to totally customize it to my liking.
 

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PC's always win.
 

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... and since this was my first experience with an apple computer I was surprised and amazed at how simple it was and how everything just worked... I thought this is how it should be!

Then I had the opportunity to download and use Windows 7 RC and there was that feeling again, it recognized all my hardware, loaded all the latest drivers (including my HP printer) and everything just worked and I thought this is how it should be!

Of course a MacOS X has the unfair advantage of being released on hardware in which is was specifically designed and tested. Windows 7, and any other Windows operating system, has the disadvantage of running on any number of unknown hardware configurations.

If you start playing with MacOS X on other hardware (aka: Hackintosh), you'll quickly learn that its hardware detection and available drivers is much more narrow than what Microsoft has. MacOS is a closed loop, which makes it even more proprietary and finicky than Windows.

Straight up Linux or BSD isn't quite as hardware agnostic as Windows, but in its updated, pure form, it's much more tolerant than MacOS X which has its own, customized Darwin BSD kernel.
 

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PC all the way! Windows 7 anyway - I'm sure OS X is a hell of a lot better than Vista :D

@ LFB - I like those Windows (life without walls) images, they illistrate PCs perfectly. *Thumbs*
 
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I think Mac machines are well built systems, but like what's been said: OSX is just too bland and boring to use.

Personally I didn't like where everything was set and how it was laid out, but maybe that's just because I'm a PC.

I'd have recommended a Mac to someone who hadn't a clue on how to set a computer up, but like what Charbroil said, Windows 7 is just as easy now.
 

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I think Mac machines are well built systems, but like what's been said: OSX is just too bland and boring to use.

Personally I didn't like where everything was set and how it was laid out, but maybe that's just because I'm a PC.

I'd have recommended a Mac to someone who hadn't a clue on how to set a computer up, but like what Charbroil said, Windows 7 is just as easy now.
I agree but I would like to appauld them on their upcoming Snow leopard...if you have never studied the history of OSX and Apple then you will find a funny but stupid fact about them. OSX, before Intel became their processor provider, was 64-bit only. That is innovation there, except for the fact that with Leopard and intel moving in...it became x86 again o_0. Now with Snow Leopard the OS is going pure x64 again. Now eventhough I am very much not a fan os their OS I can't help but to appauld and laugh at their re-innovation of going this route. It is a time to change and I hope Windows 8 joins in here also
 

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