[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
<strong>I actually have had a wonderful experience with OS X.
...Okay, so maybe "wonderful" isn't the best descriptor for all of the fun I've had installing/using OS X on my slightly obsolete iMacs, but most of the problems I've experienced have been with my disks and not specifically OS X.
I have never had such a stable Mac or so few problems with the inner workings of an OS before. I'm very content with the way things are laid out (much more organized), I love Aqua as well as many of the theme replacements out there which I experiment with very easily. I also experiment with all kinds of servers and networking and other fun stuff. It is so cool being able to run a webserver with all of the newest technologies (ok, so that takes a little work), edit files on the very computer, or just shell in, do all of my work, run apps like MS Word and Adobe Photoshop, and play games, listen to music, edit movies, surf and email and IM, all in a beautiful and streamlined interface like Aqua, and of all machines on my Mac! I only go into Classic for Photoshop and it works great. Besides that, all of my favorite apps and more have been carbonized and things are just quite enjoyable for me. All of the hardware I use is supported, and well, and even hardware that shouldn't be supported on a Mac, is, with OS X. But beyond all of that, I love being able to use UNIX, have a command line interface right there that I can use and play with and experiment in. You see, I've tried installing LinuxPPC, YDL, RedHat, Mandrake, Debian, etc on both my Macs and PCs, and I've never really been successful in getting anything to work... I just hate how unrefined Linux is, but envy the power and the command line interface. I used shells all of the time but even with that experience I was unable to configure and understand any Unix variant until Mac OS X made it so extremely
easy tp get the ball rolling. Now I can use it like a tool, in a true Mac-like fashion where I don't have to worry about the inner mechanics constantly or getting it to work or whatever, I can just use
it. Which I do, being a bit of a web developer when I'm not busy playing The Sims or goofing around on fora such as AI.
Whew. So that's how I feel. I am in love with OS X, I have been for quite a while. Frankly, the gripes of the community here are so small and stupid, not to mention probably going to get taken care of soon enough. Look at the big picture here folks. You are overreacting.</strong><hr></blockquote>word.
You said it better than I ever could... :cool: