Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › When I switch from windows to mac
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

When I switch from windows to mac

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
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
Gaming PC
(16 items)
 
HTC 10
(9 items)
 
Good Price/Performance for gaming
Intel Core i5-4690K OEM Quad Core Processor (3.50GHz-3.90GHz)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K (Delidded) MSI Z97 MPOWER AC MAX EVGA 980 Ti Hybrid  CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz A-DATA Cheapo SSD 2x ST2000DM001-1ER164 ASMedia® ASM1061 (External) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
swiftech h320 Stripped Win 10 x64 15063 *M* SAMSUNG LS24F350 *S* LG 22MP48HQ 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair RM850w Corsair Obsidian 750D Corsair Harpoon RGB Fiio E7 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 [OC] Adreno 530 2x 2GB LPDDR4 32 GB eMMC Flash 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Passive Android 7.0 2.51.617.1 Super LCD 5: 2560x1440 (565 PPI) Sony Xperia Keyboard 
Power
3,000 mAh Battery 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming PC
(16 items)
 
HTC 10
(9 items)
 
Good Price/Performance for gaming
Intel Core i5-4690K OEM Quad Core Processor (3.50GHz-3.90GHz)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K (Delidded) MSI Z97 MPOWER AC MAX EVGA 980 Ti Hybrid  CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz A-DATA Cheapo SSD 2x ST2000DM001-1ER164 ASMedia® ASM1061 (External) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
swiftech h320 Stripped Win 10 x64 15063 *M* SAMSUNG LS24F350 *S* LG 22MP48HQ 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair RM850w Corsair Obsidian 750D Corsair Harpoon RGB Fiio E7 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 [OC] Adreno 530 2x 2GB LPDDR4 32 GB eMMC Flash 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Passive Android 7.0 2.51.617.1 Super LCD 5: 2560x1440 (565 PPI) Sony Xperia Keyboard 
Power
3,000 mAh Battery 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unknownm View Post
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.

http://perian.org/
post #3 of 10
yeah, macs can be fast. Great for making music on also. But, I don't think they do so well on gaming compared to Windows
R2 D2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X2 7750 Kuma 3.0GHz EVGA 730a PNY XLR8 8800GT 512MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 250GB + WD 120GB IDE LITE ON Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit KDS LCD 17" 
PowerCase
Corsair VX450W Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
R2 D2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X2 7750 Kuma 3.0GHz EVGA 730a PNY XLR8 8800GT 512MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 250GB + WD 120GB IDE LITE ON Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit KDS LCD 17" 
PowerCase
Corsair VX450W Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylan0is0here View Post
yeah, macs can be fast. Great for making music on also. But, I don't think they do so well on gaming compared to Windows
qft
Gaming PC
(16 items)
 
HTC 10
(9 items)
 
Good Price/Performance for gaming
Intel Core i5-4690K OEM Quad Core Processor (3.50GHz-3.90GHz)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K (Delidded) MSI Z97 MPOWER AC MAX EVGA 980 Ti Hybrid  CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz A-DATA Cheapo SSD 2x ST2000DM001-1ER164 ASMedia® ASM1061 (External) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
swiftech h320 Stripped Win 10 x64 15063 *M* SAMSUNG LS24F350 *S* LG 22MP48HQ 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair RM850w Corsair Obsidian 750D Corsair Harpoon RGB Fiio E7 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 [OC] Adreno 530 2x 2GB LPDDR4 32 GB eMMC Flash 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Passive Android 7.0 2.51.617.1 Super LCD 5: 2560x1440 (565 PPI) Sony Xperia Keyboard 
Power
3,000 mAh Battery 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming PC
(16 items)
 
HTC 10
(9 items)
 
Good Price/Performance for gaming
Intel Core i5-4690K OEM Quad Core Processor (3.50GHz-3.90GHz)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K (Delidded) MSI Z97 MPOWER AC MAX EVGA 980 Ti Hybrid  CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz A-DATA Cheapo SSD 2x ST2000DM001-1ER164 ASMedia® ASM1061 (External) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
swiftech h320 Stripped Win 10 x64 15063 *M* SAMSUNG LS24F350 *S* LG 22MP48HQ 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair RM850w Corsair Obsidian 750D Corsair Harpoon RGB Fiio E7 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 [OC] Adreno 530 2x 2GB LPDDR4 32 GB eMMC Flash 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Passive Android 7.0 2.51.617.1 Super LCD 5: 2560x1440 (565 PPI) Sony Xperia Keyboard 
Power
3,000 mAh Battery 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylan0is0here View Post
yeah, macs can be fast. Great for making music on also. But, I don't think they do so well on gaming compared to Windows
Macintrash? Gaming? Seriously?

---

Oh and as far as I remember WMP could play DVDs without the need for any codecs...
post #6 of 10
Vista packages above Home Basic and business come with DVD codes I believe.

It takes about five minutes for a DVD to start play on my Powerbook 17" and I have no idea why. Nor do I care really for that matter, I gave it to my mom who just uses it for web browsing.
The Fox Box
(16 items)
 
Macbook Pro
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win Server 2012 Headless/15" touchscreen Apple mini USB PC P&C 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
The Fox Box
(16 items)
 
Macbook Pro
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win Server 2012 Headless/15" touchscreen Apple mini USB PC P&C 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by igob8a View Post
Macintrash? Gaming? Seriously?

---

Oh and as far as I remember WMP could play DVDs without the need for any codecs...
macs are not good at gamming. My moms PC has a 9200SE runs smooth in google earth and mine, I have a 9700 and it runs soo poopo (2/5 frames per second)
Gaming PC
(16 items)
 
HTC 10
(9 items)
 
Good Price/Performance for gaming
Intel Core i5-4690K OEM Quad Core Processor (3.50GHz-3.90GHz)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K (Delidded) MSI Z97 MPOWER AC MAX EVGA 980 Ti Hybrid  CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz A-DATA Cheapo SSD 2x ST2000DM001-1ER164 ASMedia® ASM1061 (External) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
swiftech h320 Stripped Win 10 x64 15063 *M* SAMSUNG LS24F350 *S* LG 22MP48HQ 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair RM850w Corsair Obsidian 750D Corsair Harpoon RGB Fiio E7 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 [OC] Adreno 530 2x 2GB LPDDR4 32 GB eMMC Flash 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Passive Android 7.0 2.51.617.1 Super LCD 5: 2560x1440 (565 PPI) Sony Xperia Keyboard 
Power
3,000 mAh Battery 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming PC
(16 items)
 
HTC 10
(9 items)
 
Good Price/Performance for gaming
Intel Core i5-4690K OEM Quad Core Processor (3.50GHz-3.90GHz)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K (Delidded) MSI Z97 MPOWER AC MAX EVGA 980 Ti Hybrid  CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R @ 2800Mhz A-DATA Cheapo SSD 2x ST2000DM001-1ER164 ASMedia® ASM1061 (External) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
swiftech h320 Stripped Win 10 x64 15063 *M* SAMSUNG LS24F350 *S* LG 22MP48HQ 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair RM850w Corsair Obsidian 750D Corsair Harpoon RGB Fiio E7 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 [OC] Adreno 530 2x 2GB LPDDR4 32 GB eMMC Flash 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Passive Android 7.0 2.51.617.1 Super LCD 5: 2560x1440 (565 PPI) Sony Xperia Keyboard 
Power
3,000 mAh Battery 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 10
Yea i got a macbook there bout a month ago, i love it, its just a white one nothing fancy, but the battery life is insane. I just use it for business/educational use which its perfect for, i guess the idea of the hardware makers make the software does work.

My one gripe against apple tho is, get rid of itunes and quicktime, my opinion is they should use VLC (however maybe invest in VLC getting a better GUI)
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 (B3) Abit IB9 - P965 chipset XFX 8600GTS 752mhz core 4GB DDR2 667mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
770GB Windows Vista 64bit/Ubuntu 64bit 2x17" Samsung LCDTV/Monitor Logitech Wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
500w Xion Black Logitech Laser wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 (B3) Abit IB9 - P965 chipset XFX 8600GTS 752mhz core 4GB DDR2 667mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
770GB Windows Vista 64bit/Ubuntu 64bit 2x17" Samsung LCDTV/Monitor Logitech Wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
500w Xion Black Logitech Laser wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 10
heres the deal with macs i got a mac book and swore never to touch windows again- i had a ps3 so not even gaming

it worked great but i decided to set up my 500 dollar hp color laser with it and it decided not to work- no problem i download third party drivers thinking they would work- but my mac wouldnt let me use them? security? idk

then i wanted to watch tv on it so i hooked up my haupauge mytv installed it and downloaded the software for it - i start it up and i get like 1 fps and its sucks

then i get bittorent to get ubuntu for my other pc - bittorent sucks for the quickest one i could find took 3 weeks - my friend on his pc got it in an hour


some one said macs can be good at gaming - not true even if you buy their 2500 mac pro

safari gets bogged down with cookies and the internet connection times out alot

about this time i got a free copy of vista from my friend who decided to stay with xp

lets just say everything worked tons more speed and compatibilty

although ill admitt itunes runs like crap(so i downloaded winamp lol)
Edited by xanthos9 - 6/1/08 at 10:59am
main
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.2 GHz Asus P5E-VM HDMI EVGA 9800gtx 2 x 1gb 800mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250 gb seagate vista home premium sp1 x64 two 17 in samsung microsoft comfort curve 2000 
PowerMouse
600 watt ultra logitech g5 
  hide details  
Reply
main
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.2 GHz Asus P5E-VM HDMI EVGA 9800gtx 2 x 1gb 800mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250 gb seagate vista home premium sp1 x64 two 17 in samsung microsoft comfort curve 2000 
PowerMouse
600 watt ultra logitech g5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by xanthos9 View Post
it worked great but i decided to set up my 500 dollar hp color laser with it and it decided not to work- no problem i download third party drivers thinking they would work- but my mac wouldnt let me use them? security? idk
Two options:

1. Setup through CUPS
2. Hook the printer up to a windows computer and do network printing (that's what I do; easier, imo)

Quote:
Originally Posted by xanthos9 View Post
then i get bittorent to get ubuntu for my other pc - bittorent sucks for the quickest one i could find took 3 weeks - my friend on his pc got it in an hour
Bittorrent sucks. I dunno if it's the Mac version's fault or what. I tried to download Fedora 9 with it. It took 5 days for it to get to 99.9%. Then what do you know? Download fails. Yay.

I downloaded Transmission for Torrenting, and I got Fedora 9 downloaded in a few hours. Transmission FTW.

Quote:
Originally Posted by xanthos9 View Post
some one said macs can be good at gaming
No one said that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by xanthos9 View Post
safari gets bogged down with cookies and the internet connection times out alot
www.firefox.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by xanthos9 View Post
about this time i got a free copy of vista from my friend who decided to stay with xp

lets just say everything worked tons more speed and compatibilty
Congratulations.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Operating Systems
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › When I switch from windows to mac