Originally Posted by Unknownm
I gotta say "wow".
I put A DVD in and bam it just starts to play. In XP / Vista never done this to me because it always needed some stupid codec to play this DVD. Im happy
That's the upside of proprietary. All that junk is set up and ready to go when you hit the power button.
I actually started up my sig rig for the first time in a few months yesterday... I have to say, I'm a bit spoiled when I'm on my Mac. My sig rig wouldn't detect ethernet (under windows). I wonder what the problem is (to this moment). I tried several cables, I tried installing drivers, I tried enabling in the BIOS. No-go. I did NOT have this problem in Linux... In fact, I shared my MacBook's Airport wireless through ethernet to my sig rig. I ended up having to game with netgear wireless
Anyway, all that trouble reminded me why I love this here MacBook lol
The downside of proprietary, of course, is limited expandability, including hardware and software.
Edit: one thing that OSX doesn't do out of the box (dunno why) is AVI sound. Quicktime will play the video of an AVI, but not the sound by default. If you use this here program which installs to the Preference Pane, it'll install the codec and allow you to hear AVIs.