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RAV TUX
March 29th, 2007, 12:58 AM
just for fun

dbbolton
March 29th, 2007, 01:07 AM
it's a decent system.

however, that so many elitists use it, or that it creates so many, disturbs me.

FuturePilot
March 29th, 2007, 01:11 AM
Hmmm. I've always been intrigued by OS X.

yabbadabbadont
March 29th, 2007, 01:12 AM
So far, the "Meh"'s, are winning. :)

Mateo
March 29th, 2007, 01:13 AM
it's ok.

jeffc313
March 29th, 2007, 01:15 AM
hate it, everyone who uses it has some superiority complex.

KiwiNZ
March 29th, 2007, 01:23 AM
Its a good solid OS.

And I dont have a superiority complex. jeffc313 take care with sweeping statements

etotehpii
March 29th, 2007, 01:27 AM
I havn't used OS X but I do remember using OS 5-8 or something like that and it stable. My dad has a macPro and he is very glad to be back to mac.
It would be nice to learn how to use OS X, I'm dual booting XP and Dapper. Perhaps a macbook in the future...
I am, however, indifferent to the "superiority complex." everyone is whining about.

eXcentra
March 29th, 2007, 02:38 AM
i like it
two summers ago, i used my aunt's Powerbook for a month and loved the experience. It makes for a good laptop-using experience (if you live on a laptop like i do, you just have to try the trackpad..)

OS wise i think OSX is pretty stable. in my experience, the system didn't hitch at all; it was pretty cool.

lkagan
March 29th, 2007, 02:42 AM
I use mac and I don't have a complex, I'm simply better than you all! Just kidding :) I use Ubuntu for my desktops at work & home and OS X on my laptop. I just don't have the time to deal with hacking away at config files and shell scripts to get my laptop to hibernate when I shut the lid, or to get my iPod recognized correctly. These are the issues I have to deal with using Linux. Let's not even mention bluetooth sync with my palm! For multimedia & misc toys, my mac fits best. When it's time to get down and dirty to write software or to administer servers, I generally choose Linux.

Larry Kagan

oskarloko
April 3rd, 2007, 10:59 PM
I've a new MacBook and I'm enojoying OsX...

Like someone said
this Macbook would have to be described as a Pegasi: graceful, cooperative, but will only accept owners who can handle it with not just skill, but respect as well

I don't feel superior to humankind as I use OsX - I only feel comfortable using OsX (not at all)

LMP900
April 4th, 2007, 04:50 AM
Hey RAV TUX, why on earth are you using Windows Media Player for Mac!? ;)

I suggest Flip4Mac. You can download (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx) it from the Microsoft website.

RAV TUX
April 4th, 2007, 06:59 AM
Hey RAV TUX, why on earth are you using Windows Media Player for Mac!? ;)

I suggest Flip4Mac. You can download (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx) it from the Microsoft website.

Actually that screenshot was taken at the Mac Lab at my wifes University,.....they have a special Mac room with about a hundred Macs for your enjoyment....

I forgot my 8GB Knoppix DVD or my Sabayon DVD that I would normally boot into their windows machines.....so I just went to the Mac lab....

I honestly am not impressed with Mac....

charlie85254
April 4th, 2007, 07:15 AM
I really don't care for the politics behind OSX...To me it's just a good example of why GPL is a better license than BSD.

3rdalbum
April 4th, 2007, 09:01 AM
OS X is a great example of how people can love something they know nothing about.

Even as I speak, there are people trying to download OS X's source code :-) "It's open-source, right?"

ThinkBuntu
April 4th, 2007, 03:11 PM
I've been using Macs since OS 7 and even before that. Great machines. I've loved every OS (personally OS 9 was my favorite, even though I know OS X is better for security and is technically superior) and think that Apple produces by far the best commercial OS. I'm getting involved in Linux because I'm taking it as a challenge on myself to make a Linux machine as capable if not more so than OS X.

Some things about OS X:
* I adopted it the day it was released in 2000.
* Never crashed on me in the first few years
* iTunes CD ripping "Cancel" bug caused a few freezes in 04-05, but nothing worse than that
* It's being hijacked by a new crowd

When I say that, I mean that Macs used to be something special. There were serious techies who would tweak Macs and shamelessly bash Windows, and it was all in enjoyment. We had the better processors, nicer looking hardware, and a better system. Now, Macs have the same mediocre processors, can run Windows natively, and are innovating less and less with their OS by taking fewer chances.

Case in point: MacAddict is now MacLife and does little to set itself apart from the Windows newsstand occupants. I think that Apple really changed when the iPod hit it big. This showed Jobs a new way forward, and he took it all the way. I could go on for while too...

LMP900
April 5th, 2007, 04:07 AM
Actually that screenshot was taken at the Mac Lab at my wifes University,.....they have a special Mac room with about a hundred Macs for your enjoyment....

I forgot my 8GB Knoppix DVD or my Sabayon DVD that I would normally boot into their windows machines.....so I just went to the Mac lab....

I honestly am not impressed with Mac....

Oh, okay.

As for not being impressed, many people really aren't upon first use. However, if you use it daily, you'll start to appreciate the little things that you discover. I'm actually switching back to Mac OS X next academic year. I'll be bringing the Dell to my apartment - I can't just leave Ubuntu - but it will no longer serve as my primary computer.

Calash
April 9th, 2007, 05:28 PM
I do like OSX alot. Apple has done a lot of things right in there past OS's, and X is probably there best work yet.

Not going to say it is better than XP or Linux, but I do like it.

ThinkBuntu
April 13th, 2007, 06:26 PM
I still can't get away from my Mac (user since before OS7) as a web design production machine. It picks up wireless better than my Linux laptop (and better than Ubuntu on the same Mac Machine) and overall is a breeze to use. I bet I would be satisfied far more easily if I were coming from Windows, but so far I've been relatively unimpressed by Linux' offerings when compared to the Mac.

Debian's been very good to me, but I'm tempted by the later versions of Mint, Zenwalk 5 (whenever it comes out) and Ubuntu 7.04 when it's released. MEPIS was close to OSX in terms of functionality, but again wireless was shoddy (crap Madwifi driver) and it booted/woke up slowly and was not very good with power management, i.e. I would put it to sleep (suspend) on a full battery, and after a day it would shut off with no power left.

odelay
April 14th, 2007, 07:34 AM
I don't feel that the stereotypical "elitist Mac user" idea really applies anymore. I've been using a Mac since System 7 (it was a family thing...I was born and raised on a Mac). Once the iMac/iPod wave started in the early 2000's, the Mac user stereotype has switched from "that roundish guy who got in a 4-year argument with the entire IT department" to "that guy with the black frame glasses who bought a macbook to match his man-purse."

Of course, both are incorrect. I'm just surprised that so many people here seem to think of Mac users as snobs. I can see Windows users thinking Mac users are snobs, but Linux users??! Mac users simply just *enjoy* working/playing on their computer so much, that they feel the need to share their love. Linux users, out of all people, should understand this.

I do most of my engineering work in Windows. I spend most of my time in Linux constantly tweaking with the hope that one of these days I will find something that I'm 100% content with. On my Mac (which I use for everything else)...I seriously haven't tweaked it in 2 years. I just got to a point where I was 100% satisfied with it, and didn't want to waste my time messing around with all the uber-geek modifications I've tried out before which only make it less stable and more frustrating. It has 3 icons on the desktop, the default background, and virtually no "power-user" modifications. The fact that I have had no desire to change it, and that I actually prefer it to my 3 year newer Dell is a testament to the power of a completely reliable, functional, and--most importantly--pleasing OS.

rai4shu2
April 14th, 2007, 03:14 PM
The thing I keep sensing isn't so much the notion of Linux users being snobbish as much as Linux users being more like infidels. Windows users generally view their OS as their computer belief system, and nothing else is even a viable option in their minds.

I can understand Mac users being viewed as snobs, considering how much it costs (though it's much less than it used to be).

Sunnz
April 18th, 2007, 06:12 AM
"Mac users are snob" thing is just stupid. Macs are just a different computer and should one choose to use a different tool isn't change the person. It may change the way one works but not the personality.

Just because you buy a Mac(or insert product here) it doesn't your personality is going to change overnight.

A Windows "non-snob" user can become a Mac "non-snob" user yet keep their Windows machine.

A Linux snob buys a Mac will always guarantee end up with a Mac snob. It is the person, NOT the platform/too one uses.