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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 19-06-2007, 07:55 PM
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'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...
Ok, ok, wait a second. Let's back this up with some facts shall we

These 'upgrades' contain significant technological enhancements over their predecessors which include significant security, functional and stability developments. Tiger (10.4) brought 'Spotlight' and the Dashboard along with Smart Folders. Can you name 3 worthwhile reasons (Pre XPSP2) to upgrade from 2k to XP or 98 to XP for that matter? I say PRE XP SP2 as the security developments in this SP2 merit a mention!

Oh.. 'One Last thing'

OS X gets regular service packs too. For example OS 10.4 has gone from 10.4.1 to 10.4.9 and 10.4.10 is due out soon too. These 'updates' include stability, security and functional enhancements which are 'free' too.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:06 AM
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I wonder if OSX is actually better for media stuff.

And if it's better, how?

Back in the day, that was the 'killer app' Apple had on their computers ... some publishing program or something multimedia-like, whereas Microsoft had Word and Email.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:50 PM
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I wonder if OSX is actually better for media stuff.

And if it's better, how?

Back in the day, that was the 'killer app' Apple had on their computers ... some publishing program or something multimedia-like, whereas Microsoft had Word and Email.
Well it's got the whole iLife suite which is nifty..
And where windows does a lot of hanging etc. with audio recording apps the apple is stable. (in my experience anyway).
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