Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Apr 2009 10:27 UTC
Windows Microsoft's "You find it, you keep it" campaign, which directly attacks Apple, has seen another instalment. The first one, with Lauren criticising Apple for its pricing policy and lack of choice, was met with mixed reviews, and I'm sure the second one will not be received any differently. Giampaolo disses Apple for a lack of power and being all about aesthetics.
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That's all nice and good
by noamsml on Sun 5th Apr 2009 12:27 UTC
noamsml
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2005-07-09

Until they realize that in terms of software power, Windows is a toy OS compared to OSX, which includes all of the UNIX tools, Python, (I think) ruby, its own proprietary Automator, etc. Not to mention that every OSX version is the analog of Windows Ultimate, including multimedia software, Apache, and you can even get a widely used package manager for OSS software.

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RE: That's all nice and good
by dagw on Sun 5th Apr 2009 12:33 in reply to "That's all nice and good"
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2005-07-06

I'm as much of a Unix fan as the next geek, but calling Windows a toy OS is either ignorant or disingenuous. Python, ruby, apache and all the unix tools run just fine on windows. Plus windows has a bunch of unique and powerful tools of its own like power shell.

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noamsml Member since:
2005-07-09

OK, it was an exaggeration. But in comparison to OSX, Windows has very little power out of the box. You can make it reasonably powerful by augumenting it with free software (or pretty damn powerful by augumenting it with some rather expensive software). But "as is" OSX beats Widnows on software abilities by a ridiculous amount.

Edited 2009-04-05 12:50 UTC

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RE[2]: That's all nice and good
by golem on Sun 5th Apr 2009 13:58 in reply to "RE: That's all nice and good"
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2008-12-24

I'm as much of a Unix fan as the next geek, but calling Windows a toy OS is either ignorant or disingenuous. Python, ruby, apache and all the unix tools run just fine on windows. Plus windows has a bunch of unique and powerful tools of its own like power shell.


Python, Ruby etc can be ported to Windows if you can accept that they don't work just right on Windows, but Unix/Linux is where they were developed. That should tell you something, but I'm sure it won't. The Power Shell -- Microsoft finally realized that Windows really desperately needed what Unix had 35 years earlier.

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