Your favourite thing about OS X.

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  1. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe this thread is redundant to people who are OS X veterans, but as someone who is new to it I am still discovering new things every day.

    My favourite part, as insignificant as it may sound, is that I can seemingly drag anything anywhere it makes sense for it to be. I find this to be incredibly organic, the OS feels like something that stands alone, like what I am seeing is all there really is. It doesn't feel like a GUI on top of code when it does such small but amazing things.
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    My favorite thing is Expose, and having hot corners on the screen for it. When Leopard comes though I think that spaces will be my favorite part of the OS.
     
  3. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    mine are control-scroll (zoom) and command-tab

    expose (in slo-mo especially) is cool too, as is dashboard.

    Looking forward to spaces in a few weeks
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i think i've seen this thread before here, here and a similar one here. ;)
     
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    i've never been referred to as an OS X veteran before!

    I never tire of the Dock. I miss it every time I use a PC.
     
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    "Excuse me, *Name of Application* Needs your attention!"

    Never gets tired, and I don't have to look when things need my attention ;).
     
  7. jarenado macrumors regular

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    i'll go ahead and post the obvious. My favorite thing about OS X, is that it doesnt crash. Its sad, but I tend to chuckle at my friends now when their pc's crash. I never get tired of that look I get from them that says, "I hate that your laughing, but your so right, this would have never happened if I had just gotten an apple!"
     
  8. BilltheCat macrumors regular

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    Yes. OSX doesnt crash.

    OSX doesnt continually whine about resources and memory.

    OSX isnt near as vulnerable to exploits and virii

    OSX is simple. It's what windoze used to promise it was trying to be!

    on and on and on!




     
  9. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    I've been a Mac user for fifteen years, and my favourite thing is that there is rarely a week goes by when I don't discover something I didn't know before.

    Case in point: 30 seconds ago, I discovered that the (absolutely fantastic) two-finger scroll on my MacBook doesn't just scroll. It also moves sliders if the pointer is over one - in this case, the iTunes volume slider.

    I know it's not earth-shattering, but illustrates the point quite neatly.

    Cheers!

    Jim
     
  10. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    Expose, definitely expose!
    Without it, my 12" PB would be much harder to handle!
     
  11. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    My most favorite thing about OSX? The fact that I am not bothered with constant updates, security patches, recommended updates, stupid WGA, antivirus updates, constant insecure scans from adaware, spybot, the list goes on and on. When I got my iMac, I updated my whole mac + software in all of two reboots and I sat there thinking "hmm, I guess I can just go ahead and start using my computer for stuff..." Mass confusion ensued :)


    Mine crashes, alot more often than I thought it would. But I'm still riding on faulty hard drive on that one. :confused:
     
  12. Dybbuk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh! Sorry! :(
     
  13. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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  14. trevorlsciact macrumors regular

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    Creepy, I was gonna make the same thread today! (well, I would have called it: "Favourite OS X Feature" but no big deal)

    Mine: Exposé, couldn't live without it!
     
  15. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Self fulfilling prophecy.
     
  16. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    I don't really have a single favorite thing I like about OS X, I guess it's the entire system and the way it functions overall I love. The simplicity and ease of use is what originally attracted me.
     
  17. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    There's loads of things I like about OS X, but one of the best things is that I don't need to install drivers for my printer, digital camera, scanner or mouse.
     
  18. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    Me:

    -Expose

    -Spotlight

    -Apple+shift+4= Screenshots
    or
    Apple+shift+3

    -No viruses
     

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