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Windows 7: Snow Leopard Is a Pale Imitation of Windows 7


26 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Yeah, they'd come up with a new Linux distro ...
Don't you mean Winux Snow XP? Or something like that. =P I'm sure apple wouldn't let the name 'vista' touch anything of theirs.

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26 Aug 2009   #12

 
 

I just like the fact that little man R.C.Kennedy is actually praising Microsoft....
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26 Aug 2009   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Regardless of whether he praises Windows or Macs, I don't usually trust this guy's articles. He's so biased that he becomes unprofessional in his arguments, meaning it's near impossible to take him seriously.

On a side note, this seemed to upset many Mac fanboys. I saw many people say the exact words "XP Sucks" and "Vista Sucks" while going on how godly Macs are.
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26 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

come on! Who gives two ****s if Apple and Windows copy each others best features at the end of the day we just get a better OS.
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26 Aug 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't get into the arguments anymore. Regardless of my personal feelings or preferences, the fact remains that the people who I know personally who have Macs really like them. And some of these people are PC people as well.
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26 Aug 2009   #16

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I love watching Mac fanboys get all bent out of shape when someone (if it's warranted) criticizes their supposed godly operating system. It tends to go both ways, but it seems a lot of Mac users tend to take personal offense like you insulted their mothers or something.
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26 Aug 2009   #17

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
I love watching Mac fanboys get all bent out of shape when someone (if it's warranted) criticizes their supposed godly operating system. It tends to go both ways, but it seems a lot of Mac users tend to take personal offense like you insulted their mothers or something.
I agree. It really is kind of sad.

Now I do kind of stick up for windows once and a while because people say "Vista is the worst OS EVER!!!!!!!!!!" but I try to explain that in fact Vista fully patched is a very good OS and is better than crappy XP.

Then they go on to say that Microsoft just stole all the cool things from OSX and put them into Windows 7. Whatever is all I have to say.

So far I have had no problems with 7 and have to say it is one killer OS. No way would I switch to OSX.
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26 Aug 2009   #18

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I'm very much a mac fan, but have been using windows for over 3 years due to applications that I need - which will neer port to mac.

I understand what you are all saying, and yes, I think the article is utter garbage, but all said, I still think that the Mac OS is more aesthetically pleasing and also user friendly.

Expose' is a far more elegant solution than aero flip, however yes, snap is a jewel of functionality. I think that Windows 7 is a great OS, preordered it and loving the RC.

The new replacement for taskbar was long overdue, and the ability to just hover above an app to see active windows is great. But coverflow is great technology too, and it does allow for great document previewing inside folders, but that's the eye candy lover in me talking.

If I had to say for me, and this is personal, the only thing missing from 7 is a really sublime gui. Mac always have had, and still do manage to make things very touchy feely and simply intuitive. Their gui also looks great. Surely MS could rob a gui designer from there and see where they go?

Admittedly I had to laugh about the insulting the mother... I used to be one of those, and now I do enjoy apple user baiting because I've seen both sides of the fence. I love them both. If apple want to make proper money out of windows users, just release a copy of iLife for Windows, I really do believe that in terms of useability very little comes close to these most simple of applications.

In fact if Apple made an OS X shell for Windows 7 my life would be complete - made by apple to run on windows, and the best bit is that I'd know because it's windows underneath it all - it just works!, but it would mean that I'd let my eyeballs be stroked by a gui which dare I say I love and find very productive to use.

Would I buy a mac again, even if it could run windows apps natively? at over 2k for a pro... I don't think so.
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27 Aug 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

The only thing that annoys me about Apple is the fact they like to keep everything to themselves, Look at Windows and Linux, 100% compatible with any hardware, but Apple, they have to use their own Foxconn manufactured hardware just for their systems. If they made Mac OS X to work on all hardware and install just like Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora etc.) then they would make a heck of a lot of money. I would really love to use the Mac OS on my PC as a Virtual Desktop but nope, can't do it.

Then there's Hackintosh, and that is just not the real thing, I've tried it and uninstalled it because of so many problems.
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27 Aug 2009   #20

windows 7 64 bit RC
 
 

I've never used the Apple OS and would only consider using it maybe inside a virtual machine. The reason of course is that most of the world is microsoft and therefore there is a huge array of applications that run only on Windows. The other reason is cost. Apple cleverly suck you in but if you are an enthusiast you end up spending a fortune on their overpriced systems which can easily run up to 15k or more. I love it that for an insignificant price you can have a quad core screamer and huge amounts of memory and a lovely OS like Windows 7.

I'm a software developer and I can tell you that microsoft have invested a fortune in high quality development tools and software that enables integration of systems. Apple is really very shallow in that department. Mind you I wouldn't underestimate the value of their concentration on useability and eye candy for the desktop. Mac users love their systems and probably for good reason. I think it would be good maybe if microsoft would rip off more of their ideas. At the end of the day, all that matters is the end product, although patents and law suites make that difficult.

I didn't like Vista that much to start with as it seemed slow and also I had display driver issues and crashes. Ultimately though I liked Vista very much. Windows 7 is even better and is a polished system. I use Puppy Linux in a limited way but the interface is very amateurish by comparison even though it is a very useful product.

Overall Microsoft really doesn't have to fear Apple, it is a self limiting product with deficiencies of it's own. Competition in fact is essential for Microsoft to deliver the best products to us and so Apple is an important part of the ecosystem for computer users.

The thing that amazes me about Microsoft is the clever way it delivers updates. It is one of the unsung praises about Microsoft. I mean you pay up front for the OS but they do an excellent job of support and updates.

Grant
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