OSX Leopard

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ian, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Ian

    Ian Guest

    Hey folks

    Looking at OSX Leapord http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/ makes me want to
    switch to mac apart from the price of the hardware.

    If Apple decided to release OSX for any pc (or as close as), do you think
    you would ditch widows altogether?

    I would like to see how many people would actually take the plunge. As you
    can clearly see, with the superb streamline support and all the extras, and
    MUCH cheaper software it already slams Vista in the face.

    Common folks, be honest, i'm a pc user too, but i have to say that if i
    could install this baby, instead of vista, i would be there in a shot!
     
    Ian, Aug 16, 2006
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  2. Ian

    deebs Guest

    I don't see it as an either/or

    To me it is a both situation and in the fullness of time may upgrade
    this computer to a dual core running 32 bit applications already purchased.
     
    deebs, Aug 16, 2006
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    Peter M Guest

    I wouldn't... all the software I run on the PC I can get cheaper for the
    windows ver than Mac (ie adobe, macromedia,etc) and I wouldn't want to spend
    thousands to replace versions I already have. As for all the extras, seems
    Vista has a lot of them and MS MediaCenter is still better than Apples'
    version although maybe it's improved in Leapord. If I had no PC software of
    value then I'd be tempted to take it for a spin.
     
    Peter M, Aug 16, 2006
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    Kevin Arthur Guest

    No. I'm proud to call myself a PC user. Not that I hate Macs, but I grew
    up on windows, and to me, leopard looks like a Mac with windows features.
    sure, they run a bit smoother, but windows wasn't designed to be smooth...
    anyways, next year, and the year after that, there'll be another, better,
    improved, $130 OS X version, so why bother?
     
    Kevin Arthur, Aug 16, 2006
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  5. My gripes about Mac OS is that it doesn't like me.
     
    Mario Rosario, Aug 16, 2006
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  6. Ian

    deebs Guest

    OK - this may be fruitful, but what has it to do with Vista?

    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the sharing, knowledge, views and
    opinions but (after all) this is a Vista news group yes?

    Now, about these 30" or 23" monitors ...
     
    deebs, Aug 16, 2006
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  7. And a larger game base would help *hint*. I'm so tired of MS's crap. WinXP is
    stable, but dear lord, how many freakn' security updates need to be released
    to know you screwed up? MS is real lucky that few games get ported to the
    mac... I'm sure if the conditions were right, tons of people would switch, I
    know I would. MS is just like IBM (30 years ago). They have gotten so
    bloated, that they release software for market, regardless if the software
    actually works. I predict that MS will kill it's self.... pretty much like
    IBM did.
     
    [email protected], Aug 16, 2006
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  8. Ian

    Raven Mill Guest

    Wait...IBM killed itself? They are still one of the strongest tech
    references on the market. I doubt they will ever die, unless some freak of
    technology happens and smart servers find a new niche...
     
    Raven Mill, Aug 17, 2006
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  9. Ian

    Peter M Guest

    He probably meant the OS wars.. IBM in its day had OS/2, the most advanced
    and stable system available but fumbled the ball and it's now history. Pity
    really, it had stuff that took MS and Apple yrs after to tout as "advances".
     
    Peter M, Aug 17, 2006
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  10. OS/2 and the sheer market that IBM had. You don't remember how big IBM was?
    Yeah IBM is still around selling propritory systems, but they were the server
    gods.
     
    [email protected], Aug 17, 2006
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  11. Ian

    MICHAEL Guest

    It's good for the youngins to catch up
    on some history.

    There will be a test. ;-)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/2
    OS/2 is an operating system created by Microsoft and IBM, later developed by IBM exclusively.
    The name stands for "Operating System/2", because it was introduced as the preferred operating
    system for IBM's "Personal System/2 (PS/2)" line of second-generation Personal Computers. OS/2
    is no longer marketed by IBM, and support for OS/2 is scheduled to be discontinued on December
    31, 2006.

    continued......
     
    MICHAEL, Aug 17, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

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    Joe Ogiba Guest

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    MICHAEL Guest

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  16. Ian

    MICHAEL Guest

    That's just the value of a piece of paper.

    What's Enron's paper worth now?

    WorldCom was once "valued" at over $200 billion,
    they were bought by Verizon for $7.6 billion.

    -Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Aug 17, 2006
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  17. It's not so great. Time Machine is just Apple catching up with VSS
    (finally), and the stuff about running programs by just typing the word in
    the search bar is nothing new to us Vista users either. And in the keynote
    demo of all of this Jobs had the gall to accuse MS of copying. What a
    laugh. It's a nice OS but that's all it is.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Aug 17, 2006
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  18. Ian

    Intel Inside Guest

    "I admit I didn't read the piece in any depth just looked at the pictures
    and read the headlines"

    It's amazing how some people admit their ignorance yet continue to mouth off
    their opinions.
     
    Intel Inside, Aug 17, 2006
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    Bernie Guest

    If they ported it I would have it but I just looked at the link and was
    very unimpressed. I've been looking at Aero glass and the kinds of
    things that can be done with xgl/compiz on Linux and OS/X looks like an
    also ran right now. I admit I didn't read the piece in any depth just
    looked at the pictures and read the headlines. Far from continuing to be
    innovative I'd say they've run out of ideas.
     
    Bernie, Aug 17, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

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