OS X vs Vista (Shakespeare style)

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    Well, that just goes to show you can't effectively decide an OS based on an Elizabethian duel. :p
     
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    I like looking at the pictures than reading what they have to say.... :D
     
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    The piece could have been condensed to a paragraph and still wasted too much of my time.
     
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    Wow. And not the windows wow. And I thought the British were more cultured and sophisticated than us uncouth Yanks! Lol, uncouth is a fun word to use. My mind hurts a little from reading that article (and it's not even due to the absurd yellow background!). :eek:
     
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    Buggy Vista

    Funny that Vista is compared to Tiger on such trivial levels........ Do window resize and close buttons really need to "not look identical" before hovering over them, to be effectively useful and obvious? Why would one ever want to delete files with the (accidental) push of a single delete button? Is it so terribly limiting that windows are resized on the lower right side only? How about we mention Vista's need to continually grant multiple permissions to complete a task, the staggering BLOAT of the OS, the comparatively primitive interface, and the poor use of screen real estate? It'll be more entertaining to watch C-Net compare Vista to Leopard in October.....
     
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    well that was a waste of time I stopped when they claimed that Vista was faster than OS X.
     
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    Oh, CNet has to always be on the lookout to find new ways to please their overloads in Redmond. This is one of their sadder attempts, for sure.
     
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    I feel more stupid for having read that, but nowhere as near as stupid as those who wrote it.
    For Usability, they might as well have asked, "Why does Apple make things logical and efficient when there are people like us out there that are too stupid to understand it."
    It was obvious the review was going downhill when Mac OS X's positives were being considered negatives.
    That and when the reviewers were unable to realize they were comparing Macintosh computers to personal computers instead of being an actual, true, Mac OS X versus Windows Vista comparison, because last time I seen, Microsoft hasn't received any Core Duo or Core 2 Duos from Intel for personal computers that they manufacture and sell.
     
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    I haven't felt this awful since the day I was subjected to the first 2 minutes of the 1996 version of Romeo + Juliet.

    "But Leonardo's so hot!" my friend said repeatedly. :Urkk:
     
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    Why oh why have I read this.......?

    Predictable outcome....

    He says that Vista is the "new found love", however, people are more and more seeking alternatives like Macs or Linux, interesting contradiction.
     
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    I totally object. Reasons:

    • OS X is better, and they shouldn't have dismissed using other OS'es in Parallels as an option.
    • They should have cast the other, cuter guy as OS X, which looks better and has the better interface (no underlying message).
     
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    I didn't even read it.

    C|net choosing Windows is a forgone conclusion.

    the know nothing eejits.
     
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    Given Apples sales this quarter, that's what the general public think :rolleyes:.
     
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    OS X would never court such an ugly broad.

    Things that Vista won:

    Performance: Why is it that the only thing that can run SETI @ Home any faster than my Mac running Tiger is My Mac running a CLI linux distro? Vista is about 15-20% slower running this number crunching behemoth.

    Usability: A more subjective thing has never been considered. There is only ONE feature of Windows that I could see myself liking on my Mac, and that is the ability to go to the run menu and type in the name of the Application that I want to run. And that's only because in windows I have to navigate through a nine layer deep start menu whereas in Tiger I need only to right-click the Applications forlder on my Dock.

    What exactly was the final test? O yeah, there wasn't one, just some points arbitrarily thrown at Vista to give it the win while pretending to be fair about it.

    Granted, it is C|Net and I don't know why I should expect more than that.

    For a more objective perspective, El Reg can always be counted on for a humorous, yet accurate perspective. El Reg
     
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    Might I suggest Spotlight for this. It might take a bit more keyboarding to get down to "Top Hit", but it does it.

    Or, as a nifty alternative, might i suggest Quicksilver, which lets you do that to any app (or file or URL, and also has other features like iTunes controls, etc..)
     
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    Makes C|Net USA look like a fine journalistic organization! :eek:
     
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    I also love Namely for doing this. It's free and you can download it here:

    http://amarsagoo.info/namely/index.shtml
     
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    It would be de-loverly if Leopard could make it so that Spotlight had maybe some extra hotkeys to pre-trigger it to only search for certain kinds of things... I find myself using Spotlight to open apps not too infrequently, and it works fine, but if I could use a different hotkey and only get apps, that might be nice.
     
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    It should have been better

    They could have written much better prose than that. It would have been easy and funny to adapt well-known Shakespearean references to this story.

    I may have cut them some slack if they got the right answer in the end.
     
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    Give me a break ...

    First of all, I hope CNet has better things to do than write this, but apparently not. After losing IQ points for reading it, I couldn't help but laugh at this one line.

    "If this was a real sword fight and Baron Vista's sword temporarily stopped responding, it's doubtful Count OS X would stop to let him press ctrl-alt-del."

    If that isn't Windows Vista to a 't' then I don't know what is.
     
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    So Microsoft's 5 years in the making Vista beats Apple's 2 year old Tiger just barely acording to c-net. Way to go M$. :rolleyes:
     
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    Spotlight tip:

    PRess Command-Space, type part of an app name, then press Command-Return.

    You'll get the Top Hit, which will be the app.
     

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