Jimmac, Gambit, did you ever see that "OS X Police" article, on OSOpinion or somewhere (yes, OSOpinion, I know, but...)
ZO and I are not whining. We are NOT switching to Windows, either, are we? (ZO, I know you're not
Right? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> )
As for XP, its turd might be polished while OS X's diamond is still rough
Exactly. I know OS X will eventually
be the mechanism through which Apple eventually climbs back up to 10-15% market share, and from there, who knows?
MacOS X is what Linux wants (wanted?) to be. Every time I hear crap from a Radio Shack or Staples kid, I have to mention this. It starts out like this: I mention a Mac, and I get some smartass remark like "Macs cause cancer!" Haha. I ask them, what would you RUN on a PC? What would you do with it? Windows? They respond, almost too quickly, "Linux!"
Linux is a server. Maybe a development platform, for a masochist
REALBasic and Cocoa sure spank Linux. If you want emacs, or hey, even ed??? Terminal. Inside, I know Windoids who now try justify and defend their PC existence, immediately bark: Linux! Well, besides YDL, PPC Linux, and some other quality distros on PPC, MacOS X absolutely spanks Linux in terms of being a "real" OS. But this isn't saying much, and neither is being better than Windows. Remember that quote "Even if you are on the right track, you can get run over if you just sit there".
Granted, Amorph, Windows does improve in jumps, and the "Critical Updates" for my Win98 seem to do more harm than good (really, security on WinDOwS, why even try anyway?, lol)
Yet, ZO is seeing what many of you refuse to see. Ack! You are at risk of sounding almost as blind as a Windoid. Wait, sorry, that was harsh. But you know what I mean
This discussion is interesting
. Besides, I learn a lot
from people here, jimmac. And usually it's fun!
Sidenote: Jeez, isn't Bluetooth cool! I am leaning toward BUYING that! Now that it's actually a reality, I am excited! This is the kind of stuff that makes Apple, well, Apple!AirSluf
, I hear you, and I know exactly
what you are saying. We are VERY spoiled
But why is the ability to copy a volume in the Finder "<exalted>", exactly?
I never had problems with 7.5.3, on my Color Classic, acually. But I did go 7.6.1 when it came out.
Apple has *talent*. iTunes/QuickTime/iStuff vs. WiMP and the copycat M$ stuff, just for example. Once MacOS X becomes polished, I know I'll never look back. But it sure isn't polished, yet
. In the past few weeks, I've gotten to like it, but not as much as OS 9, yet.