For me the X has always made me think "Come and fill Microsoft's pockets by blindly purchasing our products, and we'll devour your soul! Mwa-ha-ha-ha!"Lacero said:The Xwheel looks like it's going to hurt to use. The green color reminds me of limewire, not a good thing when it comes to music.
You.....can't......be serious?Betateam said:Microsoft should put together one. That would be way cool.
I bet if they put their minds too it they could invent one that would blow the ipod out of the water....we can only dream.
Sure I am. I love Windows. I didn't realize how good it was until I tried other operating systems.Mike Teezie said:You.....can't......be serious?
Oh you are a funny funny man, now, who's alias are you?Betateam said:Sure I am. I love Windows. I didn't realize how good it was until I tried other operating systems.
On the subject of Microsoft hardware though. Their mice and great. First for optical technology. Their joysticks are top notch. Why whould they not be able to make a better ipod?
I wanted to know about the new ipod. To each his own. I'm not trying to start a flame war at all. You like the Mac, great. Every thing has its pro's and cons.noaccess said:No offense, but then... why did you register on a mac site ?
They just don't have the R&D power to come up with anything original.Betateam said:They do have the money and the muscle to make a good MP3 player if they wanted to. It would be nice to see all predjuce aside.
So does Sony, Philips, Toshiba ... and they all keep trying to take on the iPod and failing.Betateam said:They do have the money and the muscle to make a good MP3 player if they wanted to. It would be nice to see all predjuce aside.
Yes. I would like to have an healthy discussion. No need for name calling or "Your stupid X is better than Y".Stampyhead said:They just don't have the R&D power to come up with anything original.
Hey, we're all adults here (well, most of us). We can have a nice healthy debate without it turning into an argument, right?
So, what is it about Windows that you like better than OS X?
Honestly I do not know. The Ipod is a solid product. It is plain, simple and very user friendly. That is why I'm buying my second one.balamw said:So does Sony, Philips, Toshiba ... and they all keep trying to take on the iPod and failing.
Why haven't any of them been successful in developing a true iPod killer?
I know what I think about it. What are your thoughts?
Yes. A couple years ago this is. I got some crappy digital camera that came free with a printer. Never installed any software. My Nokia camera phone, none. I just got a nice Kodak camera. Never installed software. Worked seconds after I plugged it in.Mike Teezie said:Have you ever plugged a camera into a Windows machine for the first time, and had included-in-the-operating-system software recognize it immediately?
No, but Windows isn't designed that way. There are some great 3rd party apps to automate and do all this. While it wasn't software preloaded, it does a superb job and it does it efficientlyMike Teezie said:Or made a song with software that came with Windows?
Or cut a movie, then burned it to a DVD?
All without having to install any drivers or 3rd party software?
AgreedMike Teezie said:Yes, I'm talking about the iLife apps. I think it's one of the things that set us so far apart from our Windows counterparts. And, OS X is built on UNIX. That's a nice thing to be able to say.
I think Apple products look good, but I think using them is clunky. It is counter-intuitive from what I'm used to.Mike Teezie said:As other people mentioned, I feel that Microsoft could spend every penny they have in their mega-vaults trying to come up with something as elegant as the iPod. Short of stealing away Jonathon Ive and his team, plus Apple's engineers - it would never, ever happen.
I have no problems with Microsoft. I'm just biased towards good design and functionality.
That's the main point, it comes down to what you're used to, and how your expectations have been set by training and experience.Betateam said:I think Apple products look good, but I think using them is clunky. It is counter-intuitive from what I'm used to.
I agree, it is mostly what you are used to.balamw said:That's the main point, it comes down to what you're used to, and how your expectations have been set by training and experience.
Most people will be able to handle an iPod without any instruction or experiance and just "get" it. My wife for example. She never figured out my Rio S30, but she "got" her iPod mini out of the box.
Get that Mac mini and enjoy the power of Spotlight. Finding documents instantly, no matter where you put them. Vista will have something like this, but will it work as flawlessly? We'll have to wait and see.Betateam said:The file system seems easier to explore in Windows. I can easily find the files and documents I need.
I think you'll find that there are very few tasks you can't find a Mac app for. Sure, there may be tons of Windows apps doing the same thing, but most of them are rubbish. The only important comparison IMO is which platform has the single best app for the task at hand. More often than not, this is OS X (again, IMO). Examples are the iLife apps, obviously, but also apps like Delicious Library, Super Duper, MacTheRipper etc.Betateam said:There are tons more programs available for Windows. I like to do 3D animation. I have not seen a good program for the Apple platform. But just basic programs, you have many more options to choose from with Windows.
All the Apple pro apps: Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Soundtrack, Logic, Shake (also available for Linux), Aperture.Betateam said:What applications does OS X have that is no available on the PC? I know a bunch of Adobe products used to be Mac only, but most of the big good programs are dual now. What MAJOR programs are exclusivly OS X?
That's a good idea. If you don't like it, you won't lose much if you sell on ebay.Betateam said:I'm actually seriously thinking about getting a MiniMac just to see if I like it.