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So Linux is great for servers, normal online stuff, customiziablility. Windows for the average stuff, developers, gaming. Apple? Who needs that?
For what I do, OS X > Vista.
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So Linux is great for servers, normal online stuff, customiziablility. Windows for the average stuff, developers, gaming. Apple? Who needs that?
Apple? Multimedia creation, iLife is a great 1st party package for all of that.
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For what I do, OS X > Vista.
Out of curiosity, what might that be? I haven't found an OSX application that did not have a rival in the Windows world.
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Well, whats actually funny is that if you take a Mac and regular PC, have Vista on both, is that its sometimes faster on the Mac than the PC. Why? Who knows, but looks great to some people im sure lol.
I hope you're not serious......using the same hardware, you actually believe that a pre-built Mac will run the same software faster than another PC with the same software?
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I hope you're not serious......using the same hardware, you actually believe that a pre-built Mac will run the same software faster than another PC with the same software?
PC with the same hardware you mean?

and yeah, I think he just has a Mac with better hardware than his PC...
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Well, whats actually funny is that if you take a Mac and regular PC, have Vista on both, is that its sometimes faster on the Mac than the PC. Why? Who knows, but looks great to some people im sure lol.
The Maximum PC article on that was quite biased, the Mac had a fresh Vista install, and the Vista machine was a crappy Gateway I believe, loaded to the gills with crap-ware.
    
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Out of curiosity, what might that be? I haven't found an OSX application that did not have a rival in the Windows world.
Final Cut Studio and Aperture. There are windows apps that "counter" them but I prefer using them more.
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PC with the same hardware you mean?

and yeah, I think he just has a Mac with better hardware than his PC...
I figured that's what he meant, but the fact that brought up that point is a bit silly, considering any performance differences would be attributed to differences in hardware.......lol.

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The Maximum PC article on that was quite biased, the Mac had a fresh Vista install, and the Vista machine was a crappy Gateway I believe, loaded to the gills with crap-ware.
Oh wow that was from a Maximum PC article? Well there you have it.....that magazine is a joke. A real performance enthusiasts magazine (with renowned columnists) is Computer Power User.
TBH the fact that a magazine would even bother to test two PCs running the same OS reflects their lack of knowledge in PC hardware/software in general.....talk about an exercise in futility.

As far as Linux goes, I enjoy running minimalist distros on my old laptop just for browsing the internet. Other than that it's Windows all the way. When I build a file server it will have a Linux distro (most likely CentOS) and Samba....that's about it.
Edited by binormalkilla - 12/25/08 at 4:17pm
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post #29 of 56
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Final Cut Studio and Aperture. There are windows apps that "counter" them but I prefer using them more.
Fair enough then. I prefer Vegas or Premiere Pro but like you said, "prefer" is the key word.
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As far as Linux goes, I enjoy running minimalist distros on my old laptop just for browsing the internet. Other than that it's Windows all the way. When I build a file server it will have a Linux distro (most likely CentOS) and Samba....that's about it.
Exactly.
I don't expect everyone to be a "Linux Lobbyist" like me and try to use it as much as possible, I just want people to realize that Linux really is better for a few things. Mainly servers, but also like you said, for being much more lightweight than Windows. This is a critical point, as Microsoft is pushing XP out and Vista in, and Vista has very steep hardware requirements that not everybody can meet, or should have to meet for a simple system for day-to-day use.
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