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Windows 7: Windows 8 Will Take on Mac OS X Lion

12 Mar 2011   #41
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

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If I know Apple, they'll find a way to make you pay.
Crap. I have to pay someone for something? Screw it I'll build my own and put crapintosh on it at my own pleasure. Corporations and governments are starting to realize that WE OWN THEM -- WE being those that understand and control the systems they need to oppress. In the real recorded immortal words of Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr, "Don't **** up, Shepard..."


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12 Mar 2011   #42
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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Screw it I'll build my own and put crapintosh on it at my own pleasure
But you are legally not allowed to do that.
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12 Mar 2011   #43
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

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Quote:
Screw it I'll build my own and put crapintosh on it at my own pleasure
But you are legally not allowed to do that.
It's not a criminal law. It's civil. Like breach of contract. And all the cool kids are doing it!
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12 Mar 2011   #44
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

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Let's face the real hard facts. Windows users are not educated Computer users.
Linux/Unix are not for the average Joe.

Give a Ubuntu box to any average joe and ask them to use it for one month and then come back and tell you what they think.

It won't be all roses
Well, I consider myself a bit more experienced compared to what's usually understood under "average Joe", but I gave up on Ubuntu as a home OS after a couple of weeks.

You see, to me computer can be either a tool or a toy, but nothing more. Now, as a toy, one can be either playing games or just be interested in tinkering with computers. In the former case there seems to be little alternative to Windows (at least, that's what I hear, not a gamer myself), in the latter - whatever suits your fancy.

On the other hand, if you are actually using your computer as a tool, then you have a purpose - even if it's simply to surf the net. Your goal determines your choice of software and that, the apps you need to use, determines your choice of the OS.

Of course, the "average Joe" typically needs to read emails, surf the web, and type an occational text - simple tasks that can nowadays be handled by any OS. So here things like "ease of use" and "eye candy" come to the forefront and play the decisive role in one's choice of the OS.

On the contrary, any professional would use whatever OS is necessary to run his apps (say, if you need FinalCutPro you run Mac, but OriginPro is only available for Windows, etc.)

My two cents.
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12 Mar 2011   #45
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Let's face the real hard facts. Windows users are not educated Computer users.
Linux/Unix are not for the average Joe.

Give a Ubuntu box to any average joe and ask them to use it for one month and then come back and tell you what they think.

It won't be all roses
Well, I consider myself a bit more experienced compared to what's usually understood under "average Joe", but I gave up on Ubuntu as a home OS after a couple of weeks.

You see, to me computer can be either a tool or a toy, but nothing more. Now, as a toy, one can be either playing games or just be interested in tinkering with computers. In the former case there seems to be little alternative to Windows (at least, that's what I hear, not a gamer myself), in the latter - whatever suits your fancy.

On the other hand, if you are actually using your computer as a tool, then you have a purpose - even if it's simply to surf the net. Your goal determines your choice of software and that, the apps you need to use, determines your choice of the OS.

Of course, the "average Joe" typically needs to read emails, surf the web, and type an occational text - simple tasks that can nowadays be handled by any OS. So here things like "ease of use" and "eye candy" come to the forefront and play the decisive role in one's choice of the OS.

On the contrary, any professional would use whatever OS is necessary to run his apps (say, if you need FinalCutPro you run Mac, but OriginPro is only available for Windows, etc.)

My two cents.
Well said.

I have Mac OSX 10.6.6 & Windows 7 Home Premium . Both are 64-bit. Good arguments can be made for both as to who's the best.

Ubuntu Linux is great for e-mail & such.It's getting better for music & basic video editing. Getting old hardware drivers can be a nightmare; newer hardware is mostly supported. The down fall is pro quality software. Open source software is OK but pros need Windows or Mac for that.
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12 Mar 2011   #46
flyingpig

Win 7 64, Vista64
 
 

Anyone know if windows is finally getting virtual desktops in 8?

The thing I've always wondered about Apple is they were always known for their software, but since jobs came back it's been about toys and trinkets. I think it's time Apple got back to what they know.

This reminds me of Nvidia when they entered the motherboard market, the drivers for the graphics cards went to heck, and the updates were far and in between.

Could this be happening to Apple?
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12 Mar 2011   #47
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

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Screw it I'll build my own and put crapintosh on it at my own pleasure
But you are legally not allowed to do that.
It's not a criminal law. It's civil. Like breach of contract. And all the cool kids are doing it!
Putting OS X on non-Apple system (Hackintosh) just violates the Apple's EULA.
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13 Mar 2011   #48
Stratos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

I find it odd how Apple is able to claim ownership for an OS they didn't exactly create entirely on their own.
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13 Mar 2011   #49
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

One of my three big problems with them, and the reason I don't use any of their products. Have never even owned an ipod. Only mac thing I have is a old newton that belonged to my dad.
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13 Mar 2011   #50
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

I'm trying to get one of theses... it is rare!
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Too bad it can't run Mac OS X - only Mac OS 8 and 9.


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