Well... it happened

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mrblister, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. mrblister macrumors newbie

    mrblister

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    I bought a Macbook last week so that I could have one machine for all three OS' out there. I've never in my life used a mac nor OS X prior to this point. I fire up the machine and after a couple of days of tinkering, get OSX, XP and Gentoo all running. Thing is, the more I use the computer, the more I find myself being drawn to OSX. And I hate it. I repartitioned my drive from equal partitions to letting gentoo and Xp only have 10G a piece.

    What have I done?
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    You find yoursefl being drawn to it and you hate it?

    Inner conflict? :p :D

    Why sweat it?
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you're being drawn into the wonder that is OS X. don't fight it. :p
     
  4. mrblister thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I hate it, because all this time I've been one of those folks that quietly smirks and thinks to himself "how quaint" when someone mentions OSX.

    *sigh*
     
  5. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Can I get you some kool-aid? :D

    *clinks glasses and chugs*
     
  6. MattG macrumors 68040

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  7. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Weird thread...

    if you like something, use it...

    Unless you like things to be difficult and annoying....
     
  8. brbubba macrumors 6502

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    Fear not, the same thing happened to me. I got one thinking I would be using XP all the time, but instead have been mainly using OS X.
     
  9. brianus macrumors 6502

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    Wait, so there are people out there who would buy a Mac mainly to run Windows? Or who would buy one knowing they didn't think much of the OS it came with? Given the premium you pay just because it's a Mac, plus the cost of getting Windows separately rather than bundled, I really don't see the point unless you know that you'll be using both OS's extensively, or just OS X exclusively.
     
  10. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Enjoy OS X...it great...stop fighting yourself and let go buddy.

    Get rid of linux.

    Bless
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Nope, don't fight it mrblister. Just delete the XPee partition and allow yourself to become immersed in the wonder and perfection know as Mac OS. :D
     
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    :eek: i'm SHOCKED!

    compare X and xp side-by-side, and you start using X more ?!?! :confused:

    stunned, and shocked. had no idea. never saw that one coming...

    and linux. unbelievable.

    picked X. mutter, shuffles off... mutter (shocked!)...
     
  14. mrblister thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You wouldnt see the point because you dont know my background. I thought Mac folks were supposed to "Think Different" or something like that. ;)

    I'm the IT manager for a mid size pharma company and we've just started doing some of our own layout. Part of that entails a few new Mac folks here in the office. I thought it'd be extremely beneficial if my machine could interact on a flat plane with each of the different machines we have in the office. Thus my Triboot machine. Thing is, when I took the little beast home I found myself spending the majority of my time in OS X and less and less in Gentoo.

    :)
     
  15. mrblister thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oohh I dont know about that. Think I'll keep it on there "just in case"
     
  16. XNine macrumors 68040

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    WELCOME TO THE PARTY! Now you see why all of us mac-geeks love our OS. It's pretty ****ing nice, isn't it? Sometimes, just thinking about the finder winking at me gets me hot under the collar...
     
  17. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I would have hoped he would have chosen XP, MS after all does need all the users they can get.

    Or they will soon end up with a shrinking market share. :(
     
  18. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    It's exactly the same with me. I've always used PCs, but I liked the way OS X worked with Audio Interfaces....

    I got a MacBook Pro, planning to Boot Camp it an install XP on the other partition. I didn't think I'd spend that much time in OS X...

    When I first got it, I thought I'd try it without XP for a few weeks. It's amazing, I've never looked back at Windows and missed anything! (other than Worms Armageddon :( )...

    OS X rules...
     
  19. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    If you think that running OS X will make you an computer-illiterate n00b, just run terminal full screen all the time, and you'll be like a hardcore unix guy. Or even delete OS X and get Darwin!:eek:
     
  20. weg macrumors 6502a

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    If you miss spending hours on configuring software (and I guess you do - Gentoo people are the only ones who believe that their handwritten fstab is more efficient than an automatically generated one) you can always go for Gentoo on Mac OS X. Meanwhile, feel assured that Mac OS would not run faster if you'd compiled it yourself ;-)
     
  21. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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  22. brbubba macrumors 6502

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    I was ok with the premium since my blackbook is hotness. But to get a similar small form factor in a PC with similar specs the price wouldn't have been all that far off.

    I knew I was going to run both, I just thought that most of my time would be spent on XP when none of my time is on XP now. In fact I no longer have it installed.
     
  23. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    True, you never know when you will need to play solitaire or download some viruses. :rolleyes: ;) :D
     
  24. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    hehe. good one. as sweaty steve ballmer likes to tell us, you also may want to play reversi!
    kudos to all who got the joke without having to google it
     

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