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Old 09-06-2007, 09:16 PM
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Default Is it just me, or does Vista look a lot like Mac OSX?

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I think those fonts look almost identical.
The icons are a lot like it too, the size especially.
Even the menu on the left looks more like the one in the finder .

Of course xp is a bit too dated to look as stunning as that.

Thats another point, i love the way Mac OSx is constantly updating the OS, instead microsoft doing it every 3-5 years.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:20 PM
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hmmm, really shouldnt have taken a full screenshot!
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:37 AM
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Fonts are common across all OSes. And your last point is rubbish,
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:20 AM
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Fonts are common across all OSes. And your last point is rubbish,
's not.

Apple release an "upgrade" version of their OS on average once every year for the past 5 years, although leopard was heavily delayed (cheetah, puma, jaguar, panther, tiger and leopard)

Of course, they usually charge $130 for the priveilege, as opposed to the odd service pack update from Microsoft that comes for free to existing owners of the operating system...
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:11 PM
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Of course, they usually charge $130 for the priveilege, as opposed to the odd service pack update from Microsoft that comes for free to existing owners of the operating system...
Crafty out.

Gentoo is versionless. It's sweet. Update each package when the upstream develers release it, if you want to.

Wasn't the idea with the Service Packs being free that people were giving out shit back in the day that MS had sold an incomplete product, or something.

Maybe I made that up.
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:58 PM
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Crafty out.

Gentoo is versionless. It's sweet. Update each package when the upstream develers release it, if you want to.

Wasn't the idea with the Service Packs being free that people were giving out shit back in the day that MS had sold an incomplete product, or something.

Maybe I made that up.
Think you're right, MS service packs fix broken stuff that should be working (and try to stabilise the OS) whereas the Mac stuff are actually upgrades, new features etc..
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:32 PM
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Think you're right, MS service packs fix broken stuff that should be working (and try to stabilise the OS) whereas the Mac stuff are actually upgrades, new features etc..
That's not entirely true. SP2 on XP has a load more features, such as:
Popup blocker for IE
Firewall by default
Bluetooth and WiFi wizards
Security centre


So that's not quite a totally fair criticism. And you have to PAY for the mac upgrades, the MS ones are free.

Apple is not automatically better than Microsoft in everything. If it was, it would be on more than 2% of the world's PCs.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:03 PM
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That's not entirely true. SP2 on XP has a load more features, such as:
Popup blocker for IE
Firewall by default
Bluetooth and WiFi wizards
Security centre



So that's not quite a totally fair criticism. And you have to PAY for the mac upgrades, the MS ones are free.

Apple is not automatically better than Microsoft in everything. If it was, it would be on more than 2% of the world's PCs.
Yeah but did they work? No.....

Cannot be bothered either to go into the long reasons as to why not but they just didn't work well maybe the wifi wizards to be fair (And kind hearted to them)...

Security Centre? What Security Centre? (Sniggers - windows secure he he he he *)
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:19 AM
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Apple is not automatically better than Microsoft in everything. If it was, it would be on more than 2% of the world's PCs.
Never implied it was! Just on the multimedia side.. For business stuff PC still has the edge (but seeing as you can run both OS's on MAC hardware now you can have the best of both worlds with a Mac - Just my 2 bits, I'm not a Mac-bitch!! )
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:03 AM
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Never implied it was! Just on the multimedia side.. For business stuff PC still has the edge (but seeing as you can run both OS's on MAC hardware now you can have the best of both worlds with a Mac - Just my 2 bits, I'm not a Mac-bitch!! )
It's the other way around I'd prefer to see, Apple are a rip off for their hardware and support. I'm considering getting a Mac but what you get in comparison to normal PCs is a bit ridiculous.
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