Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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by miscz on Mon 25th May 2009 21:54 UTC
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Just try it. It's not like there aren't dozens of third party drivers for OSX created by community. You can run it on about any modern CPU, fairly popular motherboard chipsets etc.

Personally, I don't like it. OSX just gets in my way. Dock, Finder, window management (essentials) are mostly easy to get and pretty but you'll run into a lot of limitations. I'm too lazy to go into detail, see it for yourself.

Apple PCs might be worth the price if you value the new and shiny factor. Apple usually comes out first with new hot stuff from Intel and Nvidia for notebooks lately and other manufacturers follow in a month or two. I like the new Macbooks a lot, sleek, powerful, nice battery life. Just wouldn't pay for one ;)

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by Johann Chua on Tue 26th May 2009 02:49 in reply to "OSX"
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I like OS X--under the hood. Much prefer Classic Mac OS, interface-wise.

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RE[2]: OSX
by kaiwai on Tue 26th May 2009 03:45 in reply to "RE: OSX"
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I like OS X--under the hood. Much prefer Classic Mac OS, interface-wise.

Reminds me of the interface of Mac OS X Server 1.0 when it first came out; still retained alot of the stylings from NeXT which avoided the excessive eyecandy which Mac OS X has become known for.

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