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I don't get what is so speacial in them. Every program you have on mac has a counterpart on windows which is the same exact program or an even better one.

Speaking with any of Apple-owning friends of mine, nobody can give any special great features on apple devices. Their arguments are like "You can pull down the notification window on your iPhone". Yeah, ever heard of android which did it way before apple and is even customizable?

Running AE+Premiere+3dsMax at the same time on my windows computer is far from being a pain in the ass. I'd rather alt-tab in a millisecond than look for a trackpad and then swipe with right amount of fingers to move to another program. Oh, the dock? You know, rocketdock and others have been around for years. Try to get any other GUI to Apple - near impossible.

EDIT: Not even mentioning price, starbucks or outdated hardware.
    
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price...i don`t understand, every pc laptop counterpart cost almost the same, the price is not a "con" anymore, i think it`s down to the personal preference in the end.
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So, I've been trying it out on my PC once in a while, and now, I think I'm finally getting confortable with the UI and OS X's ways of doing things.
Still, there are some annoyances, like Finder not applying the Sort by Name to every folder automatically so that I don't have "loose" files and folders all over the place.

Also, I'm not sure if it's a general OS X thing, or it is because of my PC, but it seems like windows stutter a bit when resized manually or via the plus button.

This thread actually turned out a lot bigger than I thought, and I'd say it's pretty informative for me and people who have/had the same doubts as me, so thanks guys. smile.gif
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^ Personally The GUI is more of a user preference thing.
As in I like the Taskbar better then the Dock but other may not. Personally I like how the taskbar works especially the windows 7/8 one, it put the apps I want onto it and the rest on my desktop (as I am someone that likes to have apps icons on my desktop, but only ones of my liking). Even when I used OSX I would put some Icons on the desktop, but not as many. I tend to keep games that ether are not in my steam or origin collection on my desktop, along with commonly used apps and folders. Only thing the Taskbar lack's are stacks but there are 3rd party programs that let you stack icons on the taskbar. The Dock in my eyes isn't the most efficient way of doing things in my eyes, I think window's taskbar is better at dealing with more windows being open. On OSX you need to use expose to fix that problem. Also closing a program windows doesn't close the app, must close it at the dock.

The control panel on Windows when in icon mode really isn't any different then OSX, while it might look little nicer on OSX you get a lot more options on the windows side. I would take more options vs nicer look any day of the week. Windows also works with pretty much everything, I'm using windows 8 with start8 and it works vary well. Bootup is super quick and windows itself is snappy, so far windows 8 has been nothing more then a present upgrade for me. Stable as a rock
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The thing about apple is that they control everything about there PC. Meaning that no compatibility issues or anything like that. Which helps tremendously with stability. Also they are not overclockable no bios. Meaning you can't mess with much. I like there small laptops but the desktops are insanely priced. I mean some of the Mac pros are 3k. Just imagine the 3k windows machine.

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With the Mac Pro, I will agree they are pricey, but remember they are not using i-whatever series CPU's: They are all Xeon Server Chips, which are not cheap to say the least, and with Xeons, you also have higher end RAM, again, not something you see in the typical gamer box. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by cnopicilin View Post

EDIT: Not even mentioning price, starbucks or outdated hardware.
The entire 2012 line (Excluding the Mac Pro for obvious reasons) is more upto date then your desktop........
Pros, Airs, Mini and iMacs all run Ivy Bidge, GT/GTX 600 line, have Thunderbolt/USB3.0 and run Samsung SSDs for the ones where SSD is standard.
.Until recently finding anywhere close to a 2880x1800 or 2560x1600 IPS in a laptop out of all places was impossible for consumers.

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The thing about apple is that they control everything about there PC. Meaning that no compatibility issues or anything like that. Which helps tremendously with stability. Also they are not overclockable no bios. Meaning you can't mess with much. I like there small laptops but the desktops are insanely priced. I mean some of the Mac pros are 3k. Just imagine the 3k windows machine.

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yes there are compatibility issues even with full on macs, i learned about this while doing hackintosh research some hackintosh stuff is used to get officially supported macs going again, with certina upgrades or side grades.

they also dropped 32 bit support recent along with PPC support, software support isn't so good either. there are some important PPC programs you can't run any more.
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One thing that convinced me to build my hackintosh was my next phone choice, I had always admired the compatability between iOS and OSX, and was really hoping for Microsoft to step into the game with the windows phone platform and win8, but that didn't happen, so come phone upgrade time, picked up an iphone and thew osx on my machine and absolutely love it.

are you saying iOS apps run on OSX?

On thing i like about Macs even the really old ones is they always supported crazy amounts of ram, even the ones that used SD133.
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Well... there is your problem: hack. Apple built systems don't use stock equipment, they do fiddly stuff with the drivers. GPU's are a case in point, until just recently, you had to have custom BIOS's made to make other GPU's to work, its no surprise that you had issues. Use equipment that is officially supported/certified by Apple, on Apple built systems, you won't have those issues.
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All i can say is while you are partially restating what i said, you didn't fully read. it's all information i came across. though i do know the pain of weird video card support. I happen to know OSX's like Snow Loopard and newer don't support older cards like the HD2600, macintosh, hackintosh or otherwise.
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