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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RE: Comment by jokkel
by Baeowulf on Tue 26th May 2009 17:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by jokkel"
Baeowulf
Member since:
2009-05-25

Firefox is NOT a good measure of performance on a Mac. The Firefox port for the Mac is crap. Photoshop actually loads quicker on my Mac than Firefox does, so, yeah, I guess if Firefox is your only metric then the Mac is slow, but for people who use other software it will work just fine.

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RE[2]: Comment by jokkel
by Windows Sucks on Tue 26th May 2009 19:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by jokkel"
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2005-11-10

Firefox is NOT a good measure of performance on a Mac. The Firefox port for the Mac is crap. Photoshop actually loads quicker on my Mac than Firefox does, so, yeah, I guess if Firefox is your only metric then the Mac is slow, but for people who use other software it will work just fine.


Using Firefox Minefield for Intel Mac is much better then using the standard Firefox.

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