MQmoxie wrote:I now it's old but I can't help it....
Maelstrom wrote:Not old
John the artist wrote:NK wrote:but OSX is geared up for looking pretty, but has next to no real functionality compared to MacOS, to say nothing of Windows.
Ok, I'm going to call you on that ignorant statement. List some things that Windows can do that Mac OS X can't. I'm going to show you just how much you don't know about the OS you just trashed.
NK wrote: Find a program. (This also bugged me in MacOS, as i never used a Mac long enough to learn how to set up one of those launchers)
NK wrote: Identify all running programs at a glance. (The finder thing in the top corner was MacOS's saving grace here, plus it alt-tabbed. I can't tell the difference between what's running and what's launchable in the dock, and my experience with objectdock proves this isn't merely a lack of experience issue)
NK wrote: Run the following: Photoshop (requires me to buy a whole new copy, not happening), WinAmp (I have and don't like iTunes as a media player, though it is an excellent store), Media Player Classic, Rainlendar, Shadow Warrior (original DOS or via jfsw), Duke Nukem 3D (same arguement), Cave Story, OpenCanvas (could be wrong on this one), Apophysis (and this is a must-have), and I don't like the equivalent apps for Windows, much less a completely different OS
NK wrote: Admin my machine (this is through my own lack of experience with OSX, admittedly)
NK wrote: Upgrade freely. The Intel processors may change this, but you're pretty much required to use Apple procs and mobos, which limits your upgrade paths more than I'd care to do.
NK wrote: Use Photoshop. I haven't been to the Mac Store lately (though the one in Microcenter had this gorgeous 41" widescreen monitor for the low low price of four grand), but my mom works at a print shop, where I sometimes troubleshoot their Windows boxes, so I can get away with hopping on a computer if i need something printed out. I've used Photoshop CS (one better than mine) in OSX, and it took me twice as long due to the lack of a right mouse button (already aware I could buy a new mouse) and their hardon for removing the keyboard from the system entirely. If you use Photoshop, you know that well over half the options have no keyboard shortcuts. In Windows, the Alt key gets you into menus, and i memorize key combinations for common tasks like image resizing. In OSX, i not only lose time mousing to the menu, but I'll almost always try the Option key first, just about killing productivity. (And CS is totally not worth it if you have PS7, though I've seen some nice things in CS2 I'd like to try...)
NK wrote:Bottom line, Apple works for some people, doesn't work for me.
John the Artist wrote:Not sure what you mean by that. Mac OS X is already Admin'ed by design. You are an administrator with the ability to become super user, you can limit and allow standard users... just about anything you can do in Unix.
John the Artist wrote:So, run a bunch of apps? Or run your favorite apps? There was a MacAmp, but it got dropped after iTunes came around. But I suppose not wanting to change your habits makes you a prime candidate to not switch to begin with. Mac bashing isn't really required for that.
John the Artist wrote:Make your own keyboard shortcuts. Mac OS X allows you to choose menu commands in any app and assign your own keystroke.
John the Artist wrote:And since they are a hardware company, you can't really blame them for that.
MQmoxie wrote:I am wholely in agreement with the last statement. to me, half the fun of owning a computer is building it, leaving me with XP as my only option.
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