Originally Posted by Watatsuki
Linux > windows >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> mac
I understand that macs are somewhat more secure than windows, and now run smoother than the average windows (they used to be slow though >_<).
The main reason I hate macs is because of vendor lock in. You have to buy an apple computer to run mac osx, you need an apple this apple that apple *(@$U*. They make a crappy portable media device that instead of functioning like a normal hard drive, apparantly needs you to use itunes to put music on it if you haven't hacked it.
I know Vista has some DRM implemented in it, but apple is worse than microsoft.
Me and my dad always have fights over whether his osx or my Linux is better. My mom had bought a DVD in China about Chinese history, but it wouldn't play on any of our DVD players. I put it in my computer and I could play it fine, but I didn't know how to seek far. (I use buttons to do seeking, and since I rarely watch things as long as DVDs, I haven't setup a button to seek a long distance.)
My dad said that his computer can do it, he put the disk in his computer and a box popped up prompting to select the DVD region, it also said you can only set the DVD region 5 times. (And there are way more than 5 regions.) So he took the DVD out without playing it and said "I got to call my company's tech support about this."
This kind of idiocy that macs support is what I hate. That and the fact that they support the idea of restricting users when they watch DVDs...
If apple was in the monopoly position that microsoft is in today, the world would be a much worse place. Just think about it for a second. apple controls too much.
"So what do mac users do to kill processes?"
"You know, like Ctrl-Alt-Del on windows."
*holds down the power button* "This is the Ctrl-Alt-Del for mac"
I also wouldn't use lack of games as an arguement against macs. Macs don't have games just because they aren't popular. Besides, if you know your stuff, you can use darwine etc to run windows games on a mac. (But how many mac users know their stuff? XD) I've got every game I play working fine on Linux. (Except Lunia. >_<)
Macs are MUCH more secure than windows... (I've been using my Macbook for over a year now.. I've had...... 0 viruses?). No spyware crap, no slow random popups asking to secure you windows with "automatic updates" etc. I'm not saying that someone using Windows WILL DEFINITELY get a virus (if you know what you're doing and keep your computer clean... you won't, even with windows), but Mac is just more secure, without trying.
Also, Mac runs alot smoother than windows. You can have shitty specs on a mac and have windows run something with double the specs, and the mac will still run smoother (meh.. maybe I'm exaggerating.. but you get my point).
You don't need an apple computer to run Mac OSX. My friend had a laptop that had linux, windows and mac osx on 3 different partitions. (Although I don't know how he did it... but I know its possible).
About that 5 regions thing... yea, I got that too the other day... I agree that's kinda stupid. But that's nothing to do with Mac's performance. That's the company itself.
There is a function to kill processes on a mac. That dude obviously didn't know about it. (To tell you the truth.. I use it so little that I forgot it too. I've had to use it like twice in over a year). Its just like Windows, you click 3 buttons, a window pops up with the what's running, you choose the program you want to end and u click "Force Quit".
As for games, keep in mind that mac is made originally for work purposes, not games. All those programs that are made by apple (iWorks, Garage Band, iTunes, can't think of overs on top of my head) are all better quality and faster than ones made by Microsoft. Back when I thought Windows > Macs (while back), I'd always be told that Macs are far better to use than Windows when it comes to that kind of stuff (Design, Some type of art creation). If someone really wanted to play games, they can always use Bootcamp (provided to you BY apple!!) to install windows XP on the computer to play them (that's what I do).
Apple keeps shit simple. They design their products to be the simplest possible for the customer (which is.. what EVERYONE wants; a good example would be that pic that Light posted..) and at the same time, they deliver HIGH quality product. They really pull random engineering breakthroughs out of nowhere to create something that has never been seen before in the market. Macbook Air (thinnest notebook... although not the most practical... really not); The new Macbooks (don't know if you've seen them)... amazing laptops, Super sexy, made out of 1 piece, super light, amazing specs, LED screen (first laptop ever to have that, i believe), SEXY VIDEO CARD, etc.
No, Macs run shit. They deliver quality. I just feel sorry for those who are afraid of change and absolutely refuse to use a Mac when they haven't even seen/tried/heard of what they are capable of doing.