Mac OS X's best feature is...

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  1. nsheikh80 macrumors regular

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'd personally say inbuilt spell-checker is my favourite. :D
     
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

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  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Tongue in cheese aside, I do like the dictionary.

    But I'd say my favourite 'feature' is its instant sleep/wake ability.
     
  6. amin macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. That's something I really take for granted, but when I use my wife's brand new Dell laptop with all appropriate updates installed and it decides not to wake, I really my PB's instamt wake.
     
  7. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    While it's impossible to say what the best feature is, I'd have to say the menu bar makes OS X a much more user friendly OS than Windows. It's the one thing I constantly appreciate since switching.
     
  8. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    I love the sleep feature in OS X, its just so quick, and it never worked on my PC

    But I really like the dock too
     
  9. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I would say the window organization is my favorite. The hide ability, minimize technique. This also includes exposé and CMD Tab. It's just all presents you with so many options of how you want to organize your work space. I like it. :)
     
  10. rasp macrumors regular

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    I've thought about this when people ask me why OS X is better than windows. I start rambling about the dock, menu bar, the visual cues, lack of dialogs and pop ups, universal *same* dictionary in *every* text box (the reason I use safari over other browsers)..... The list is pretty endless.

    It's at that point that I realize, again, that in order to appreciate OS X you need to *use* it. I've never found any one thing, it's all the little things that work so nicely together. In the end, a typical windows user will not really get it, and unless they put about 6 months into really using OS X, won't really understand. It took me about 6 months to get really comfortable with my powerbook, now I can't go back and my windows desktop is off most of the time.

    RE: sleep mode, I have a fujitsu lifebook from work that the sleep mode has been very reliable for me, I think it's dells that have the issue with sleep, with good hardware it should work.
     
  11. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    As a newcomer to the mac os x world, i'd have to say I'm enjoying a lot of the features and that I can't really plant my feet to just pick one. I really like the menu bar, the active corners, the dashboard widgets, safari etc....I really do enjoy that instant sleep mode though ;p

    To many to choose from! What's sad is i'm still learning all the features of tiger so I don't even know all the kewl things out there, this thread is helping me though!

    Jack
     
  14. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    windows has ctrl + F :rolleyes:
     
  15. Jedda macrumors regular

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    The development frameworks.

    Without a doubt.

    The nicest platform to make lovely software for.
     
  16. cblackburn macrumors regular

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    Exposé, without a shadow of a doubt :)

    It takes me about 20 seconds on a windows machine to figure out why nothing happens when I move the mouse to the corner of the screen!

    Chris
     
  17. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

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    there are so many little things, but the one feature that stands out for me is exposé. it's been the one feature that, since its introduction, makes me wonder how i ever survived without it.
     
  18. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I just find clicking on the running icon in the Dock faster than running Expose All windows to look for what I'm searching for.
     
  19. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    The most useful thing for me is the top-right thing that lets you perform a search with the click of a button
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    even easier to press command+spacebar :D
     
  21. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Oh my goodness, you have officially made me even lazier, er, I mean, my life easier. :p That is a cool tip, thanks!
     
  22. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    sweeett I love this thread!
     
  23. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    now try option + command + spacebar ;)
     

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