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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 12:41 AM Reply

At 2/7/13 10:46 PM, Ma1achi wrote:
At 2/7/13 10:44 PM, Lepy wrote:
You can rule out the "looking nice" variable for the desktops. I could just buy a good looking monitor and case if I really wanted to.
Mac's don't just 'look nice', they have their own OS for Christ's sake, god you are a sad man.

I don't understand what you're getting at.
I don't see much of a difference between using OSX and Windows 7 at the end of the day. They both run programs and browsers all the same, maybe a minor speed difference (most likely one that doesn't matter). Both look good. Are you calling me a "sad man" for not wanting a Mac? And if so, did you think I think Macs only look good?

I'm aware Macs are built with quality in mind, but I have a hard time believing that a $1k iMac is better than a $500 - $700 custom built PC for things such as running Flash, playing games, and running various other programs used for creating content. I understand exactly how much quality assurance went into the making of the Macintosh.
It's just that I don't think the quality's worth the price.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 01:29 AM Reply

Windows, but I might use a Mac if I could afford the 'Apple tax'.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 01:38 AM Reply

At 2/7/13 10:46 PM, Ma1achi wrote:
You can rule out the "looking nice" variable for the desktops.
Mac's don't just 'look nice', they have their own OS for Christ's sake, god you are a sad man.

What added functionality does the Mac OS provide besides eye candy?

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 06:21 AM Reply

Mac.

Probably the best and problem-free computer/OS I've had...

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 07:42 AM Reply

At 2/8/13 06:21 AM, Rawnern wrote: Mac.

Probably the best and problem-free computer/OS I've had...

Ahem allow me to say it first.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 07:43 AM Reply

anything not mac = lol


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 07:47 AM Reply

At 2/8/13 07:43 AM, Sekhem wrote: anything not mac = lol

anything from apple = lol


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 09:15 AM Reply

At 2/8/13 07:47 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 2/8/13 07:43 AM, Sekhem wrote: anything not mac = lol
anything from apple = lol

lol

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 09:26 AM Reply

At 2/8/13 07:47 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 2/8/13 07:43 AM, Sekhem wrote: anything not mac = lol
anything from apple = lol

who the hell doesn't like apple products

you using a zune or something

a fucking iriver or something with your motorola razr from 2004

c'mon SON


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 09:32 AM Reply

At 2/8/13 09:26 AM, Sekhem wrote:
At 2/8/13 07:47 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 2/8/13 07:43 AM, Sekhem wrote: anything not mac = lol
anything from apple = lol
who the hell doesn't like apple products

you using a zune or something

a fucking iriver or something with your motorola razr from 2004

c'mon SON

Apple does hardware design very well. Apple products usually look really nice.

But that's it. The hardware is nice. The operating system is complete shit. iOS is awful.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 09:41 AM Reply

Also, I used to be an annoying Apple fanboy that defended everything they did and now I hate Apple, and especially Macs.

IMO, Windows is 1,000 times better than Macs. But use whatever OS you want, idgaf. But fanboys are annoying. Don't be a fanboy.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 09:45 AM Reply

At 2/8/13 09:41 AM, Jolly wrote: IMO, Windows is 1,000 times better than Macs.

can you really say that with a straight face

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 09:46 AM Reply

At 2/8/13 09:26 AM, Sekhem wrote:
At 2/8/13 07:47 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 2/8/13 07:43 AM, Sekhem wrote: anything not mac = lol
anything from apple = lol
who the hell doesn't like apple products

you using a zune or something

No, a regular MP3-Player. WITH BUTTONS!

a fucking iriver or something with your motorola razr from 2004

I don't even have a "Smart"phone, just a regular cell phone. WITH BUTTONS.

c'mon SON

c'mon SON, Apple products are ridiculously overpriced.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 09:50 AM Reply

At 2/8/13 09:45 AM, Sekhem wrote:
At 2/8/13 09:41 AM, Jolly wrote: IMO, Windows is 1,000 times better than Macs.
can you really say that with a straight face

yeah, metro is pretty cool. It looks dumb in that pic but if you give people the ability to customize stuff somebody is going to make something that is hard to look at. Once you get used to metro it's superior to the old start menu, imo. People just don't like change so they automatically hate it.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 09:56 AM Reply

At 2/8/13 09:50 AM, Jolly wrote:
At 2/8/13 09:45 AM, Sekhem wrote:
At 2/8/13 09:41 AM, Jolly wrote: IMO, Windows is 1,000 times better than Macs.
can you really say that with a straight face
yeah, metro is pretty cool. It looks dumb in that pic but if you give people the ability to customize stuff somebody is going to make something that is hard to look at. Once you get used to metro it's superior to the old start menu, imo. People just don't like change so they automatically hate it.

i would actually defend windows as an os if it wasn't for windows 8

ALL of the pcs at my school were updated to it and it's GARBAGE - point blank

there is no excuse

aesthetically it's terrible, usability actually WENT DOWN from win 7, and everything just clashes

it's so ugly you basically have to use third party customization tools to even make it bearable to LOOK AT, not to mention use

goddamn it's disgusting


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 10:08 AM Reply

At 2/8/13 09:56 AM, Sekhem wrote: it's so ugly you basically have to use third party customization tools to even make it bearable to LOOK AT, not to mention use

I don't think it looks too bad, at least not the way I have mine. I admit it does look really shitty 90% of the time though.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 10:12 AM Reply

At 2/8/13 10:08 AM, Jolly wrote: I don't think it looks too bad, at least not the way I have mine. I admit it does look really shitty 90% of the time though.

That's why I won't be upgrading. Microsoft seem to be messing up with most of their new products. Same thing with the 720. Trying to take it to the next level won't work when people are satisfied with the old way of looking at things, and back on topic, I hear the regular explorer has been simplified in Win 8, power-features being phased out. Tis a shame.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 10:45 AM Reply

Windows 7 or Mac?

The Mac, it's good for design work
WIndows 7: it's good for games.

*head explodes*


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 11:44 AM Reply

At 2/7/13 11:06 PM, Zanthas wrote:
Fair enough. I was just curious why. I doubt there are many people on NG who if they needed a security testing tool, would not know about it already, but I get your point.

And as for the other distros, I know their uses, and I use them as well, I was just really wondering about BT.

I actually have enough sectools on Arch to just not to use BT. I use BT Live more often, although I do have a stationary BT setup in the removable HDD. BT is basically Ubuntu without the laggy GNOME, plus sectools.

I have been trying to experience with new distro lately. Basically looking for a good distro to boot on my PS3, I'm tired of Puppy Linux. Yellow Dog Linux might be the good replacement.

He could have tried it when Unity/GNOME3 Shell was still new and buggy causing Nautilus to lag. Don't really think its fair to call someone an idiot like that.

GNOME3 is definitely slower than other interface. Alright, I shouldn't call out other like that, I apologize. But I hate people generalize Linux. Ubuntu and its slow interface doesn't represent for Linux itself.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Feb. 8th, 2013 @ 06:23 PM Reply

At 2/8/13 11:44 AM, Elitistinen wrote:
I have been trying to experience with new distro lately. Basically looking for a good distro to boot on my PS3, I'm tired of Puppy Linux. Yellow Dog Linux might be the good replacement.

Why don't you try FreeBSD? It's a bit different from GNU/Linux but its still UNIX-like enough to be familar with and it wiil light on resources.


GNOME3 is definitely slower than other interface. Alright, I shouldn't call out other like that, I apologize. But I hate people generalize Linux. Ubuntu and its slow interface doesn't represent for Linux itself.

Yeah I hate it when people generalize GNU/Linux as well. The thing is Ubuntu is basically the face of Linux for alot of people. So its kinda hard for new users to not associate Linux exclusively with Ubuntu. It's kinda annoying but it can't be helped,
Anyways I recently installed Ubuntu for another person and noticed that Unity/Gnome 3 is much faster and responsive now, which is great. I still prefer Gnome 2 though.


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