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


26 Aug 2009   #1

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 
Snow Leopard Is a Pale Imitation of Windows 7

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"Where's the beef?" That's the idiom that jumps to mind as I work my way through Galen Gruman's "The 7 best features in Mac OS X Snow Leopard." I knew the features list would be lean -- Apple has deliberately undersold Snow Leopard by pitching it as a relatively minor release -- but please! Gruman's article reads like a laundry list of borrowed features and derivative works. It's as if someone at Apple grabbed a copy of the Windows 7 beta and simply Xeroxed the release notes.

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64-bitness: Yippee,! Apple finally goes 64-bit -- BFD! As a Windows user, I've been livin' la vida 64-bit for more than three years. Vista was the first mainstream desktop OS to deliver a viable 64-bit experience, and Windows 7 has taken this migration further by making it the preferred flavor for business users.

Meanwhile, Apple can't even deliver a fully 64-bit implementation. Snow Leopard boots into a 32-bit kernel by default -- something about a lack of 64-bit device drivers, which is ironic when you consider how small a hardware ecosystem Apple must govern when compared to Microsoft and its burden of having to run on just about anything with an Intel-compatible CPU.

Exposé Dock Integration: This one's a joke, right? Am I to understand that Apple is just getting around to adding this? Microsoft has been offering this type of functionality (aka thumbnail preview) for years, and Windows 7 has taken the concept further with Aero Peek, Shake, and Snap. It sounds like Apple's Xerox machine suffered a paper jam with this one -- or perhaps it's just stuck in one of those famous Mac OS X infinite loops.

Expanded PDF Preview: If this constitutes a "feature," then Apple must really be grasping! I mean, Windows has supported PDF file preview -- via an installable ifilter module -- ever since Desktop Search debuted pre-Vista. In fact, the ability to seamlessly preview third-party content has been a staple of the Windows experience for years. So while I'm glad to see Apple finally getting on the ball with its PDF handling (I hear the updated viewer lets you basically do away with the piggish Adobe Reader for most common tasks), I'm still utterly stunned by the fact that this is even an issue. Provide a free (i.e. not trialware) XPS document viewer with Mac OS X and then maybe I'll get excited.
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26 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

:O I'm seeing things right? I swear I just posted. Must be losing it..

Anyways, Glad to see someone that doesn't bash on Windows. I already knew about it booting into 32-bit kernel by default. :P

See Mac Users? Your precious OS is not perfect. (Not saying Windows is)
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26 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7.600.16385 x64
 
 

OMG!!! Mac copying Windows.
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26 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 3.11
 
 

Windows 7 fan writed this and someone who hates macs! And that is his opinion!
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26 Aug 2009   #5

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amidoinitrite View Post
OMG!!! Mac copying Windows.
Seems only fair:

BillyG got "windowing" from Apple.

And SteveJ got it from Xerox Research Park.

It's not like there's any real 'innovation' here, except by Xerox...
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26 Aug 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I stopped playing the "My OS is Superior to your OS" game years ago ... seems rather childish to me..
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26 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I stopped playing the "My OS is Superior to your OS" game years ago ... seems rather childish to me..
Well I wasn't saying Windows is better, I was saying that OS X isn't perfect like most mac users these days seem to think. All OS's have their flaws, their setbacks, their advantages and disadvantages.

Until everyone realizes this we will be stuck in a never ending fight about which is better.


I know this is likely blasphemy for both OS's (OS X and Windows) but did anyone ever think about what they could do, if they worked on one OS together?
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26 Aug 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The only way there is a fight is if you decide to join...
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26 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 ultimate RTM x64
 
 

well theres something new for a change
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26 Aug 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
I know this is likely blasphemy for both OS's (OS X and Windows) but did anyone ever think about what they could do, if they worked on one OS together?
Yeah, they'd come up with a new Linux distro ...
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