What do you like the most about your switch to MAC OS X?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by XheartcoreboyX, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2007
    switchers,whats are things you liked the most about OS X??
  2. Cabbit macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2006
    dont like:
    less stable than linux
    less hardware support than linux

    firmilure termanal to linux
    more property software (adobe)
    the dock
    the simplicity of the finder
    fimilure software
    vmware utility
    my wacom tablet and how it just works
    mail.app being so simple.
  3. Trebz macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2006
    • Lack of Spyware issues
    • iPhoto
    • Dashboard
    • Expose
    • Quicksilver
  4. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2007
    it seems like people mostly love OS X for the beauty and simple of it-it just works- ..but didnt you notice the power of it?!
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    I like how I didn't have to buy a Vista laptop:p
    Seriously though, I find that everything is easier and better in OS X. It's difficult to describe, but OS X just makes more sense. I guess that cliché of "it just works" does fit.
    The sexy hardware doesn't hurt things either.
  6. Caezar macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2004
    Between a rock and a hard place
    What I like:
    - OS X very seldom sollicits the user's input. It is a maintenance-free operating system. Installing/uninstalling is a breeze. No defragmentation needed. Upgrades are painless. No need for antivirus or third-party firewall. No inopportune and arcane pop-up messages.
    - the anti-aliased fonts are gorgeous (but need getting used to)
    - freeware / shareware / independent developers software is top notch: Cyberduck, Rapidweaver, etc.
    - the pre-installation of must-have applications and the limited choice of third-party software is a plus for me: you can be assured the quality is good, the user base is large, no need to worry about what you should and should not buy.

    The minus:
    - The Mac version of Microsoft Office is not 100% compatible with the Windoz version and this will get worse with mac Office 2008. I wish both versions were strictly identical in terms of functionality and interface. Leave it to Apple and others to design a Mac-like office suite. As for running Office under Boot Camp, it is a hassle. Using Parallels adds significantly to the cost.

    Overall, I am a very happy switcher. Since February 2005.
  7. KurtangleTN macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    I'm from Windows, I tried Linux but felt like the hassles, having to sign up for forums, talk in an IRC just to get problems that they could never really solve just wasn't worth it.

    I like OS X for the stability, with simplicity. Apps crash for me even less they did in Linux, and definatly Windows. I like Quicksilver, it's turned into my fav app of all time in a couple of months.

    The entire OS just feels more solid then Windows, you expect it to work, where in Windows I was expecting it to fail so often.
  8. tomoisyourgod macrumors regular

    May 3, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    Everything you've said and Automator...

    Automator just saves me so much time and allows me to get the most out of the software and OS.

    A couple of examples is making Quicktime get to full screen (so no need for pro) and resizing, renaming batches of images etc... it can do loads!


    I also love Front row as well... after a hard day of doing loads of flash animations, web designing and PHP scripting, nothing beats pressing the Menu button on the remote and sticking on a good film :)
  9. kick52 macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2007

    (Or are you talking about peripherals? Which I still believe is slightly better, or the same as linux.)
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    ?? Familiar?
  11. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Nothing since I never switched. Always a Mac user.

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