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Old 07-25-2004, 06:12 AM   #1
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I have been playing with OSX and I have to say...

... that Linux is far far better. I like Linux better than XP, even though I cannot do without XP at this time. However compared to OSX, Linux is very cool.

My Linux has the cool look of an OSX - Linux hybrid but is far better for me than OSX. The big advantage is the compatibility with windows files. Linux only limitation for me are a few programs and games. Games is a big one as one of my boxes is also an entertainment center. So I can't delete XP quite yet.

If you have used OSX and Linux, what are your thoughts?
Old 07-28-2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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As much as I love Linux, it's still ugly compared to OS X. OS X's Exposť feature is incredible (gotta love the handy accent shortcuts, too). On my Mac my terminal windows are beautifully transparent with no borders and just a small bar at the top. has a few OS X dock imitations, but they just don't cut it. I could go on about that stuff. Tell me about your desktop environment. Can you post a screenshot?
My Mac is here with me at school, while my Linux box sits at home -- to be honest, I miss the Linux box every day I'm here. When I'm at home, the only time I miss my Mac is when I realize I don't have any modern hardware on the Linux machine (CD burner, firewire, DVD player, etc). Linux is fun to use, and incredibly customizable. I spend my weekends messing with it, making it look and act exactly how I want. Overall, I'd say I love them both equally. That reminds me -- I still haven't named the Linux box...


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