Lets compile a list of the little nuances that make MBP/OSX better than Win7

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Bobby Corwen, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    I got in debate earlier about the classic Mac vs PC topic and I did pretty good (battery, trackpad, unibody, OSX) but I realized there are so many more tiny details that I always forget about when I am trying to rattle off a bunch of facts. It would be nice to gather them all together.

    So lets make a list about the little things you've noticed and thought, oh yeah, thats so handy that this is built in to the system....

    Ill start..

    1) I like that I can hold shift + command + 4 to take a scaled screen shot out of the box. On win I would have to install snagit or some such program.

    2) I like that I can just hit a designated key and have the computer read my selected text. On win I would have to install a text to speech program.

    What other little details like that...
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Who cares? I buy Macs because they meet my needs. They may not meet everyone's needs, and I have no motivation to try to convince anyone to buy what they don't want. It's pointless to try. I use the computer I want. I don't care what others may choose. Besides, there are hundreds of existing threads on Mac vs PC. Why not look at a few dozen of those?
     
  3. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    One of my gripes about Windows, though it still does happen on a Mac, just not as often....APPLICATIONS THAT GRAB FOCUS! Thankfully most of the time on the Mac, the app just bounces for my attention, a much better approach.

    THERE IS NO REASON why any app should grab focus from what I am doing!
     
  4. Takashi macrumors regular

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    Give me a freaking break. Are you trying to waste people's time? Nobody (except you) gives a rats ass about mac vs. PC topics.

    Well said.
     
  5. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    bobby corwin just wants to make waves. Leave him alone.
     
  6. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    You know you can just press the print screen button on a Windows PC and then paste to a word document or paint and it creates a screenshot right?

    If you didn't, that's one less thing to worry about.
     
  7. tmerritt530 macrumors member

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    Snipping tool in windows 7.

    Text to speech lol.

    I want to know what drives the OP to mind what other people want to use?
    Much less try to correct their "facts"
     
  8. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Although I use both & greatly prefer Mac, I respect anyone whose honest & true to what they prefer.

    Choices are to be celebrated... :)
     
  9. Takashi macrumors regular

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    I think Bobby Corwen just wanted an ego boost and wants someone to help him.

    Sorry, no ego boost for CorWINDOWS !
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm with GGJ, who cares.

    Windows has its features that are better then OSX and OSX has features that are superior to windows.

    I use the tool that best fits my needs. For some of those tasks, its windows 7 and most others, its OSX
     
  11. balamw Moderator

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    I have gotten so used to this myself so I don't have to remember which modifier key does what (is it Alt PrintScreen I want here?).

    I end up having to Google the Mac shortcuts every time.

    I use both, like many things about each platform, but prefer Macs.

    B
     
  12. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    O geez, yes. I can not STAND when the focus gets changed after I've typed something but immediately before I hit 'enter'. Sometimes, the thing that pops up i do NOT want to hit enter for. That is so aggravating.
     
  13. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Really??? The kid just wanted to have a fun conversation. What the hell is wrong with that?

    You people jump on him like he committed some mortal sin.

    To the OP. I like how I can drag files to icons in the dock and the app opens automatically.

    And there's nothing in Win7 like mission control.
     
  14. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Um... wrong and wrong? I liked OS X for Expose and FCP. Since FCX and Lion, I have no reason to choose anything Apple over an alternative brand.
     
  15. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    except for itunes when ripping cds. it will grab every time drives me nuts.

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    voiceover is a bit one. jaws for windows costs about 1200 and 200.00 every two years. but it has its share of bugs and cases mail and itunes to crash.

    what I wish osx had is to enable the eject button on my external dvd drive.
     

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