Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2007 10:23 UTC, submitted by Francis Kuntz
Mac OS X "No one is unhappy with Mac OS X Version 10.4, known as Tiger. OS X is not an application platform that needed repair, speeding up, or exterior renovation. Motivations for major upgrades of competing system software - roll-ups of an unmanageable number of fixes, because the calendar says it's time, or because users are perceived to have version fatigue - don't apply to OS X. People buy Macs because the platform as a whole is perfect, full stop. Leopard is a rung above perfection. It's taken as rote that the Mac blows away PC users' expectations. Leopard blows away Mac users' expectations, and that's saying a great deal."
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How can any software be perfect?
by Gorgak on Tue 4th Dec 2007 13:05 UTC
Gorgak
Member since:
2007-05-30

After using my Mac for about year now, I'm seriously considering switching (back) to Linux. The completely inflexible window management drives me nuts, and the less I have to use the dock, the better.

But oh, I'm sorry, now I see that it's "perfect". I guess I'll have to try harder to adapt to my machine (here I was thinking that it should be the other way around).

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

After using my Mac for about year now, I'm seriously considering switching (back) to Linux. The completely inflexible window management drives me nuts, and the less I have to use the dock, the better.


So let me understand you right, you'll move from an operating system that has a vast array of software and hardware support to another operating system which has no software, hardly any hardware support - all simply to 'stick it to the man'.

Good luck on your 'rage against the machine'.

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rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

// to another operating system [linux] which has no software, hardly any hardware support//

Funny, my Ubuntu install on my four-year-old laptop worked perfectly OOTB, and there are, literally, thousands of apps I can run on it. Including thousands more Windows apps, thanks to Crossover Office.

Stupid me, I guess.

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OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

"So let me understand you right, you'll move from an operating system that has a vast array of software and hardware support to another operating system which has no software, hardly any hardware support - all simply to 'stick it to the man'. "

You couldn't have kept a straight face saying that. Ubuntu works on a hell of a lot on more hardware than OSX does. It's not even close. And don't even try to say that OSX has more available software. That's just flat out lying and you know it.

Apple is the biggest case of "vendor lock-in" out of any of the major platforms out there.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Well, Linux has a wider array of software (the widest of all OS'es (unless you count in all the malware and frivolous third party shareware for windows)) and no system supports as much hardware as Linux*, so the wiser choice would naturally be Linux. Linux today is the better DTP-platform compared with Windows and lacks nothing compared with Mac. Image editing is a different issue though.

* Other mainstream OS'es tend to rely on drivers from manufacturers and as can be seen from Windows this often leads to poor drivers, unless you're smart enough to use reference-drivers from the chip-makers. Even then they tend to suck.

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