Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 25th Apr 2006 20:42 UTC, submitted by Jeremy
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Thanks to Apple's Boot Camp beta, long-time Mac users are trying out Windows XP, and Windows users are starting to pick up Macs. Trying out the "other side" can be confusing at first. ExtremeTech has a simple little guide that makes this trasition an easy one. Some things discussed are what programs are great for each OS, as well as how to get around your new environment.
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RE[2]: Windows
by elektrik on Wed 26th Apr 2006 12:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows"
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"The addition of bootcamp is only going to see more people switching to OS X (conjecture). Windows users going to the Apple store to get the Powerbook they've always wanted to try. Once you spend a little time with OS X, you'll never want to go back to MS"

I've spent time with OS X and though I admit it's nice, I'm not going to go rush to the Apple store and get a Powerbook for that reason only.

Don't misunderstand-I don't necessarily like Windows per say, but I have no use for OS X, which is my point: If/when I get an Apple/OS X (or whatever it may be in the future), it will be because I have a use for it. I don't buy computers for "gee whiz" factors. As for security, I don't rely on my Windows computer to keep me safe (admittedly these days, not a wise thing to do), I use a Linux box in combination with other software, utilities, etc. - again, because I have a use for them.

That's just *my* opinion too ;-)

Edited 2006-04-26 12:54

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RE[3]: Windows
by Innova on Wed 26th Apr 2006 13:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Windows"
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I totally agree here. I purchase computers to get work done, and purchase the best machine for my purposes. I was a Windows user for a long time and dabbled in Linux.

I moved to an academic lab that is entirely Mac based (back with OS 9). At that time, I continued to use Windows, as OS 9 was completely foreign to me. But, I had to write code for the Macintosh (Matlab based code, so I did most things on Windows anyways and ported small chunks for Mac only libraries).

I was in the market for a laptop around the time of OS 10.3. At that point, it was more efficient for me to make the "switch" - and I purchased an iBook. Not for the eye-candy, not because the iBooks are "sexy", but because it seemed the best tool for the work I need to do.

All computers should be evaluated like this.

But, the addition of bootcamp will allow people who wanted to dabble in OS X the choice to try it out (if wanted) and still have the safety net of knowing they can use the Windows based apps they've always used. I think that there will be a lot of casual users (e-mail, web surfing etc.) that will continue to use OS X after giving it a try.

There is a place for Windows, as there is for OS X and Linux. It is (should) be up to each consumer as to what they feel is the best tool for the job. Not simply be forced to use whatever their OEM decided to install on their machine.

Edited 2006-04-26 13:31

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RE[4]: Windows
by deathshadow on Wed 26th Apr 2006 17:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Windows"
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> All computers should be evaluated like this.

Amen brother, it's called "The right tool for the right job."

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