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  • Linux

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Thread: Windows or OS X?

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    Windows or OS X?

    Just curious to see the distribution...
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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    i think you got the wrong forum.
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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    I run windows....but I hate it. Windows 95/98 was nice. Windows 2000 was horrible, and XP didnt get much better.

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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I run windows....but I hate it. Windows 95/98 was nice. Windows 2000 was horrible, and XP didnt get much better.

    Yeah, but Vista is going to be awesome....
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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    Have you seen Vista in use?

    Personally, I use windows, as a programmer and technical support for several very large systems.... BUT my choice for home and personal use is Mac and OSX

    besides doesn't a techie have to love something that has a form of Unix at it's heart.
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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsFan75 View Post
    Have you seen Vista in use?

    Personally, I use windows, as a programmer and technical support for several very large systems.... BUT my choice for home and personal use is Mac and OSX

    besides doesn't a techie have to love something that has a form of Unix at it's heart.
    Where is the love for Linux?

    Basically, I'm a software *****. Whatever the customer pays for, that's what I use.

    I've been running Vista as a VM instance for a while, mostly to look at the security aspects of it. Business users are going to need to be trained as to what all the allow/disallow prompts mean. MS really tried to batten down the hatches on it. With mixed results IMO.

    OS X is based on the CMU Mach kernel and BSD isn't it? I think its got a little NeXTSTEP and A/UX flavor in it as well. I don't follow OS dev the way I used to.

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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Where is the love for Linux?

    Basically, I'm a software *****. Whatever the customer pays for, that's what I use.

    I've been running Vista as a VM instance for a while, mostly to look at the security aspects of it. Business users are going to need to be trained as to what all the allow/disallow prompts mean. MS really tried to batten down the hatches on it. With mixed results IMO.

    OS X is based on the CMU Mach kernel and BSD isn't it? I think its got a little NeXTSTEP and A/UX flavor in it as well. I don't follow OS dev the way I used to.
    Exactlly what I've been hearing... One of the MCSE's I work with was telling me that any type of program that needed access at a deeper level than your typical software had trouble... One of the things that he mentioned was your average PC Game. It had to run with ADMIN access levels to function properly, which really negates the lock downs. His comment.... "I'm staying as far from Vista as I can for as long as I can" He said trying to admin it in a business network would drive him crazy... What with us programmers trying to access stuff we need, and so forth.

    Yes on the OSX, CMU Mach kernel and BSD sub layers with NextStep and A/UX flavors, Really has seemed to be pretty bullet proof and very flexible.

    Oh... and Linux... I've got an additional Linux machine at home...
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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    No "both" or "neither" option?

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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    Dos 6.22
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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    As I'm sure many people do, I use XP at both home and work. I can honestly say that I never have software problems with my XP PC. I keep antivirus and firewall running at all times and usually run spyware/malware programs weekly. I love having the control that a firewall gives so I can deny access to any programs that don't need it. Since my harware is aging, around 3 yrs old (Celeron, 768MB RAM, old graphics card), I don't try to run recent games or anything. But for just internet, office apps, media, XP is by far the best Windows OS I've ever used. I won't upgrade to Vista until I build a new computer with up to date hardware. As for PC's that I'm not in control of, who knows what problems I'll run into. OSX is definitely better safety wise.

    In the next year or so, I'm going to try and have a Vista machine as my desktop PC and a MacBook Pro as my laptop. Best of both worlds I guess.

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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    Apple is for hippies.

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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    What, no CP/M for us older guys?

    Nowadays I prefer OS X...but I miss a thing or two from Classic (like being able to automate the OS with something called "OneClick").

    Windows XP isn't that bad, i have a windows machine for bookkeeping and watching MLB.tv. Quicken and Quickbooks are better on the PC, IMO.

    I also have Boot Camp for my Mac while allows me to run XP on the Mac...which I rarely do.
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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    Switched to Mac five years ago and never looked back. OS X and Apple machines in general are light years ahead of Windows PCs. I do think XP is a decent operating system, though, if the person using it is competent.

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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    Quote Originally Posted by beb30 View Post
    Yeah, but Vista is going to be awesome....
    Walt Mossberg says that Vista needs 2 GB of RAM to run comfortably. That's the definition of bloatware, if you ask me.
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    Re: Windows or OS X?

    ubuntu is pretty nice.
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