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Posted 11 October 2003 - 11:02 AM
Yeah, I can see where the lingering resentment might come in. My boyfriend's first computer memories are of his mother cursing and grunting as she tried to put together the Apple IIe she'd mail-ordered when she became a computer teacher in the mid-eighties. It was indeed a horriffic experience.
Anyhow, at this point there's little difference between them, except for aesthetics and minor things-- like, I can't find a program for OS X that displays the temperature in my taskbar or dock, while I could for the PC (turns out it was spyware, though...). I'm fully in agreement that everyone should go with the computer that suits them best. Many people find Windows suits them best (like you, qwerty... don't feel left out, yours does what you want it to), but I feel that a lot of people who aren't suited by Windows never think to change to a different OS, and that's the tragedy inherent in Microsoft's unreasonable dominance. And as far as viruses go, the same thing is the problem-- sure, many Windows users don't get viruses or take proper precautions against them. I used a PC from 1994 until 2003. I never got a virus. Nor did I contribute to the spread of one. There are computer-idiots everywhere, however, (btw, nothing against their actual intelligence; they just have no understanding of computers whatsoever and really have no business using one, but have to for one reason or another and you can't blame them), and THEY're mostly who spreads viruses.
Think about it. If 1/3 of the idiots used a Mac, that takes out 1/3 of the potential market for the average Windows virus, because the virus just won't work on their computer. Sure, people will then write viruses for the Mac OS, and those will spread around, but they'll only work on 1/3 of the PCs on the Internet. Just think about how far that could go towards minimizing the effects of something stupid and annoying like SoBig. Think about how much more robust that would make the Internet. It would really be indestructible, like it's designed to be.
I read somewhere that Outlook is the single most destructive program ever written in terms of its effect on the Internet, because it is SO easy to exploit. So, I mean, all I'm sayin' is, diversification is a good thing.
Posted 11 October 2003 - 05:09 PM
I wouldn't say I have a lingering resentment; actually it was a common sense decision at the time -- if I didn't get what I expected (and the omission of a hard drive was never mentioned) and paid much more, I might never know in the future if Apple might actually deliver a computer workable for us at reasonable rates, since their "solution" was to wait to purchase one of the next generation of Macs. Right.
That said, if I were to switch to another OS, it would be one with which I could use the software I have purchased over the years. That would be Linux.
Re viruses, you're right. There were so many in the last month(?) that I finally installed and configured a virus filter on the server. End of viruses.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 08:01 AM
Well... I wouldn't necessarily say that.
I *did* have a frustrating trip to the shopping mall last night, that I alleviated by spending about an hour in the Mac store.
They threw me out for licking a Powerbook.
I do dearly covet a little 12-inch Powerbook to take with me everywhere and make my friend.
You know, Apple has A Big Announcement Today at 1 PM Live Via Sattelite About Something Big And Secret (they're releasing iTunes for Windows, but nobody's admitting that until the big announcement and I didn't just say it just now, of course) And Awesome About Making A Big Music Store Bigger And We Have No Idea What They're Going To Announce Oooooooooo.......
So you might want to check out the Apple homepage this afternoon and see what they're talking about...
Maybe then you can read my .aac files.
I'll forward that link on to my boyfriend... his boss'll love it, they're all Mac -Geeks.
8 days till I get Panther......
Posted 23 October 2003 - 06:44 PM
I got notification that it shipped today.
10.2.8 is buggy. Badly buggy. On waking from sleep it sets my volume to full high and my screen to full dim. How annoying is that? INCREDIBLY. 10.2.8 is the version they put up on the update server and then yanked after it hosed a bunch of people's computers. Dave's among them-- reduced his laptop battery life by 50% (because it screwed up the reporting, so it would tell you it was about to shut down, and if you ignored the message, you could continue using the computer for 2 hours) and caused it to randomly log him out mid-task, among others.
So, just in case any of you thought I was being overly mac-fangirl, here's a little reality. I never said Macs were perfect. At least their problems are interesting, and don't bring down the Internet with them...
Posted 24 October 2003 - 06:59 AM
I hate waiting...
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Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:51 PM
But it's SO COOL!!!
Dave's going nuts with the developer tools and I'm just hitting f9 over and over again to watch the windows dance around. Wheeeee!!!!!!! This is FUN!
Posted 25 October 2003 - 09:24 AM
There's a trick I discovered a while ago (actually, I was told about it, didn't discover it)-- if you hold down shift while minimizing, it does the genie-animation in slow motion.
Well, that works for Exposť too. If you hold down shift, then hit f9, all the windows on your screen will slowly shrink and move to be next to each other so you can see them all at once. And, if you pay attention, the windows are STILL LIVE!! You can see people signing off your ichat buddylist, and see new mail in your inbox-- if you don't have too many windows on your screen, you can even read the new mail's title and sender, or the buddy's name. You can see if your webpage has loaded, too.
I dunno... this may break me of my tabbed-browsing habit! I doubt it, but it's possible.
Posted 25 October 2003 - 09:27 AM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 02:16 PM
I'm just seriously pissed at the moment because the system upgrade destroyed my Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 trial after I'd used it for less than a day, and I've just spent the entire day trying to recover it.
I've failed-- the trial litters your entire system with garbage files that are hidden, have forged dates, and are deep down in the Unix layer so that you can't find them and delete them to make the trial work again.
So, I'm really pissed off and am vowing to never ever ever ever use anything by Macromedia again because they're such pig-dogs etc. etc. etc.....
It's put a damper on my enjoyment of my awesome new operating system, that's for sure.
Freaking Macromedia. I've never liked them... And apparently MX 2K4 is crap anyway.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 03:40 PM
But to tell you the truth, I am hung up on the Table PCs. To me, it's the epitome of sleek portable computing and communication compact into one!
Once I finally give into shelling out the cash...sooo long PDA and PC!
PS - Congratulations DL7!
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