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View Poll Results: Mac OS or Linux?
Mac OS X 47 43.93%
Linux w/KDE 60 56.07%
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:08 AM   #16
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I am a Mac user too , proud to say that

I use terminal and I like the UNIX Command (windows should include UNIX too) , its nice to see , I can read UNIX Partation , compile open-source programs for UNIX out there , use Fink to get latest gcc and automake and stuff , its great
 
Old 12-06-2004, 05:13 AM   #17
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windows can't include UNIX, as UNIX is an operating system... not a program... I think you are failing to grasp some of the major concepts discussed in this forum
 
Old 12-06-2004, 01:10 PM   #18
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what r we talking about?
 
Old 12-06-2004, 02:41 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally posted by prasys
I am a Mac user too , proud to say that

I use terminal and I like the UNIX Command (windows should include UNIX too)
just the fact that they seem to be very confused by what UNIX actually is.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 01:55 AM   #20
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Linux all the way! j/k never even tried a mac.

To be fair you'rcomparing a kernel(or a style at most0to an actual OS.For eample there's a vast differene between say Feather,FC3 and slackware.

I'm not voting for my lack of experiance with macs.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 07:49 PM   #21
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I like to feast my eyes. And Mac Os X is such pretty desktop.

I must say that gnome or fluxbox for the matter is great as well (for eye candy).

Now that is just the surface of a OS.

Let's go down to the hardware level. PowerPC is indeed a very powerful CPU (RISC) architecture. You can find tons of info on that in the Internet. For one the SIMD engine (known as Altivec or Velocity engine) kick ass out of SSE2.

Another thing which makes the Mac hardware great is OpenFirmware (BIOS function in x86 terms, but it is more then that).

Now lets go to product development. Mac Os X is probably a developers haven. The documentations and development tools is very complete. I know there is close API all around Mac. But if doesn't matter for me as I do not depend on them at all. Plus there is tons of library which are OPTIMISED for the Os and hardware.

As for Linux. Yes, it is open source. Yes, you can develop (software) on a Linux platform as easily if not easier then Mac. And, I think it is wonderful to have the simplicity of Linux on Mac hardware.

Last edited by carboncopy; 12-16-2004 at 07:55 PM.
 
Old 12-17-2004, 12:59 PM   #22
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but which did u vote 4?

i checked out your screenshot- u use gnome? gnome is a piece of $#!T.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 10:41 AM   #23
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I've only used a mac at school, but I've only used KDE in a live distro cd, Mac looks cool but I think I would prefer KDE with linux.


btw, I use Debian with XFCE, KDE is too large for this crappy computer, I know school computers have no software or anything, I've never got to use the Mac OS X command line
 
Old 05-27-2005, 02:13 AM   #24
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Re: is mac as good as linux?

Quote:
Originally posted by rusty_slacker
mac os X or Linux?

Here's the rundown:
Both come with tons of stuff...
both look great...
both are simple to use (usually)....
BUT
Linux is free and runs on anything
while mac only runs on Apple hardware
BUT
Mac is supported
While Linux is not
BUT
there is software out for Mac
while Linux needs no more

YOU DECIDE!
Since your poll has choice 1 as Mac OS/x and choice 2 as Linux w/KDE, I choose #1. If #2 just said Linux that would allow more people to vote since your question didn't reference a particular X Window System window manager. I refer Fluxbox with Linux or straight console mode because I believe KDE is 'bloatware'.

Linux is becoming like Microsoft Windows in the "i can afford more memory so my o/s is going to use it all" mentality. "Memory is cheap these days" you say? Why does Linux have to use it all then? How about the old days of 4mb ram or 32mb ram being enough? I can't get many distro's to run Live or installed with 64mb ram and that's just sad and a crime....
 
Old 05-29-2005, 11:02 AM   #25
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I would have voted linux- but the kde thing made me vote mac. KDE? bleah!!!

titaniutm_geek
 
Old 05-30-2005, 04:44 PM   #26
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Quote:
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I've only used a mac at school, but I've only used KDE in a live distro cd, Mac looks cool but I think I would prefer KDE with linux.


btw, I use Debian with XFCE, KDE is too large for this crappy computer, I know school computers have no software or anything, I've never got to use the Mac OS X command line
I take that back, expose makes macs much more productive
I recently bought a mac mini
I've used KDE alot more now
macs are so easy to use, but that takes the fun of system administration out of them, come on linux always has atleast 1 thing wrong that needs to be fixed(actually thats a good thing for me)
 
Old 06-02-2005, 02:31 PM   #27
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I like both mac and linux(with or without kde), I use them both on a daily bases.
but, I like linux a little more for the freedom. (I also hate xcode....ALOT)
 
Old 06-05-2005, 05:56 AM   #28
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I wish I had a mac, because they do just work. However, my current computer cost me just over a 100 (British Pounds). I don't think you could even find a second hand apple mac for that price, and what you can do on mac I'm sure you can do on linux, so you have to ask yourself is it really worth forking out all that money? For someone with next to no knowledge of computers (your average user), then an apple mac is brilliant because it offers all the features of windows minus virus's, malware etc. But for someone with more knowledge, then linux is better because you can have a computer running at the same speed for a fraction of the price.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 06:49 AM   #29
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There is a comparison between mac,linux,intel,amd all mixed up at anandtech that gets pretty ugly when it comes to performance.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 08:12 AM   #30
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Quote:
Originally posted by chort
Actually OS X has all the same service daemons available as you have on Linux, and it's running a BSD-derived kernel and a BSD userland, so from a server perspective you could consider OS X pretty much like FreeBSD.
Actually, while OSX may be a secure server, it's not a very good one.

http://www.anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2436&p=6

Linux outperforms it by a factor of 10!
 
  


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