Mac vs Windows

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    Dec 20, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    Consider the following...

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    Dec 20, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    Prepare for shitstorm coming your way. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 20, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    Because Mac users are smart enough to know that you can't recycle magnetism (digital info).
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    Dec 20, 2011 6:03 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBecause Mac users are smart enough to know that you can't recycle magnetism (digital info).


    Couldn't say it any better buddy icon_smile.gif

    I could never go back to a Windows. I am forever an AppleSeed.
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    Dec 20, 2011 6:05 AM GMT
    OP speaks with all the philosophical depth of a Windows fan.
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    Dec 20, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBecause Mac users are smart enough to know that you can't recycle magnetism (digital info).


    Not true! Microsoft's been doing it for decades. They recycled WordPerfect into Word, Lotus 123 into Excel, dBase III into Access and MacOS into Windows.
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    Dec 20, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    rightasrain said
    paulflexes saidBecause Mac users are smart enough to know that you can't recycle magnetism (digital info).


    Not true! Microsoft's been doing it for decades. They recycled WordPerfect into Word, Lotus 123 into Excel, dBase III into Access and MacOS into Windows.


    Wow.. a man who knows his DOS application suite.. you are SO hot right now ;)
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    Dec 20, 2011 2:25 PM GMT
    rightasrain said
    paulflexes saidBecause Mac users are smart enough to know that you can't recycle magnetism (digital info).


    Not true! Microsoft's been doing it for decades. They recycled WordPerfect into Word, Lotus 123 into Excel, dBase III into Access and MacOS into Windows.


    I hate to tell you this, but aside from MacOS to Windows - the other competitors all coexisted. WordPerfect and Word were both out at the same time, Lotus and Excel were both out at the same time and dBase went on long past v. III - because I had to take a class in Visual dBase 5.5. I'll take my chances with Access any day that that nightmare.

    What happened with those is the WordPerfect got bought out by Corel and Lotus 123 got bought out by somebody (can't remember now) and they tried to fix what wasn't broken and screwed the products up. At least with the Office suite, there's no one to blame except Microsoft for the disaster that was Office 2007.

    Now, I won't disagree that MAC's are superior, but since I have to teach courses in computers on PC's. I am forced to live in the PC world. Don't judge me. Sometimes we have to make sacrifices for our livelihood... icon_redface.gif
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    Dec 20, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    Can I interest anyone in Professional Write or Harvard Graphics on 3" diskettes?

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    Dec 20, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    I have to admit to having a certain nostalgia for Windows 3.1 -- before they came up with the dreaded Windows Registry. You could install many programs just by dragging them into the programs folder, not unlike MacOSX today.

    I also enjoyed tuning the Autoexec and Config.sys files, which was as much fun as tuning a carburator -- which sadly lost out to the fuel injector.
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    Dec 20, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
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    Dec 20, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    rightasrain said
    paulflexes saidBecause Mac users are smart enough to know that you can't recycle magnetism (digital info).


    Not true! Microsoft's been doing it for decades. They recycled WordPerfect into Word, Lotus 123 into Excel, dBase III into Access and MacOS into Windows.
    Thanks for proving my point. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 20, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
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    Exactly.

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    Dec 22, 2011 7:54 AM GMT
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    rightasrain said
    paulflexes saidBecause Mac users are smart enough to know that you can't recycle magnetism (digital info).


    Not true! Microsoft's been doing it for decades. They recycled WordPerfect into Word, Lotus 123 into Excel, dBase III into Access and MacOS into Windows.


    Wow.. a man who knows his DOS application suite.. you are SO hot right now ;)


    LMAO! I was thinking the same thing only because no one I know knows DOS commands like I do. icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 22, 2011 7:56 AM GMT
    xrichx saidPrepare for shitstorm coming your way. icon_lol.gif


    lol... I used to love Mac and I do for some things... but yeah I use Windows 7. I was just bored and saw it on facebook. It made me, LOL!
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    Dec 22, 2011 11:57 AM GMT
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    Dec 22, 2011 12:02 PM GMT
    I have an old MacBook that is about to die. Useful for a few things I did, now mostly a convenient doorstop or something to prop things up with.

    The machine I'm posting this on is about a year old PC with Win7 and a VM that runs a few different flavours of Linux.

    Windows PCs are hands down the best thing for gaming outside of a console.

    Macs are still fairly dominant in the creative/arts sector, and for those who can't be arsed with micromanaging security issues

    Linux has a few interesting uses that make it worthwhile to bother with, that neither Windows or Mac can do well without significant software cost or certain security issues.
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    Dec 22, 2011 12:23 PM GMT
    I don't know, I kind of see it as recycling icon_biggrin.gif from what I remember, when you delete something, you're usually just deleting the directional information of where the data can be found; the data is usually is still there until the computer needs it and then just overwrites it. Well in that sense I'm guessing it's neither recycling or deleting it. Depends if you see the deletion of the file as the deletion of the symbolic act of throwing it away and thus deleting it, even though it's not deleted; or if you simply see the file as the technical data in storage it has been assigned to.
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    Dec 22, 2011 11:04 PM GMT
    I use both at work and at home. I spend more time on the iMac because of the screen size...graphic design is definitely more comfortable with Macs, coding and any sort of programming feels faster on PC, not sure why, it just does.
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    I'm a Windows user, Mac's seem too restrictive to me.
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    Dec 23, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    Buddyboy938 saidI'm a Windows user, Mac's seem too restrictive to me.

    This might be the most insane thing I have ever read regarding operating systems. Every creative person I know uses a Mac. Writers, editors, filmmakers, designers, photographers. I don't have a clue what you are talking about. Windows? Seriously?
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    Dec 23, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    It depends...

    PCs are always designed to hit a certain...price point...and must accommodate all hardware permutations that can still load a boot screen.

    Apple has customers with tasks to accomplish and have money so they design their hardware to reach a performance point...price is secondary. Which is why the only "laptop" left on the market that talks to my beautiful 30" Apple Cinema display with 2560x1600 pixel resolution is......a MacBook Pro (15 or 17).

    PCs lack the dual-channel DVI connector.

    Mac OS only has to support Apple hardware. Sun Microsystem benefits from the same paradox. If there are only a handful of hardware platform permutations you have to support, your software sucks less by default.

    Now, if it is a server, I have to insist on any Oracle/Sun hardware running Solaris. The cool thing about Sun Boxen is they have that sinister look on their purple faceplates that keeps bad things away. You can see it in the hue of the blue power light

    "Don't touch me, or I'll pop a printer up your ass..."

    Alas, my beloved Dull Flex license server now has a JIRA virus that won't go away with SQL server.

    Sure, its a cool cloud-based service and an effective "blame-thrower". But, shit. Couldn't they infect a box less....critical to all cad tools in the company?

    Ok, RJ sysadmin jocks. Raise your...whatever.
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    Dec 24, 2011 12:06 AM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew saidConsider the following...

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    The obvious answer has nothing to do with the environment or technical issues regarding the managing of digital information.

    It's simply because the first Mac computer introduced the GUI desktop with drag & drop features before Windows even existed. Apple chose the intuitive metaphor of the trash can, and so Microsoft couldn't copy it when Windows was introduced later.

    When Windows came along as a DOS-based imitation of the Mac OS it had to use another metaphor for the icon that represented the file removal function. MS came up with the recycle bin as its alternative. It's that simple.
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    Dec 26, 2011 1:42 PM GMT
    One of the defining features of OS X is its closed hardware environment. This means that your hardware selection is limited to the parts that Apple has tested and approved. It also means that customizing and purchasing a Mac means being restricted in performance by the hardware Apple has made available to users during yearly product updates.
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    Dec 26, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    It's simple MAC

    It's complicated WINDOWS

    No debate