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Which OS is better? by roflmao456 on 06-26-2007 at 01:20 AM
* roflmao456 votes windows and mac
RE: Which OS is better? by NanaFreak on 06-26-2007 at 01:28 AM
i only went Windows because i have only used it so i cant tell....
RE: Which OS is better? by lrac522 on 06-26-2007 at 01:35 AM
Are you sure you would like to know which is better and not the best? Hi all...
RE: RE: Which OS is better? by Supersonicdarky on 06-26-2007 at 01:42 AM
quote:try it out in a vm
if you try something once, you can't go back...
RE: Which OS is better? by Woraug on 06-26-2007 at 02:39 AM
I can't stand OSX or Linux, so I chose Windows.
RE: Which OS is better? by prashker on 06-26-2007 at 02:40 AM
Windows or Ubuntu .
RE: Which OS is better? by wolfeboy100 on 06-26-2007 at 04:20 AM
Windows and Mac,
RE: Which OS is better? by Joe on 06-26-2007 at 05:07 AM
RE: Which OS is better? by YottabyteWizard on 06-26-2007 at 07:15 AM
Depends on the use...
RE: Which OS is better? by NanaFreak on 06-26-2007 at 07:18 AM
quote:may you please tell me where i might be able to get these for windows xp? =p
RE: Which OS is better? by Menthix on 06-26-2007 at 07:22 AM
quote:Agreed, and what kind of person you are.
quote:http://www.vmware.com/download/ws/eval.html or your favorite warez place.
Or http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/ (free, but not as hot as VMWare).
RE: Which OS is better? by joey on 06-26-2007 at 08:25 AM
RE: Which OS is better? by Jarrod on 06-26-2007 at 08:43 AM
votes linux and mac
RE: Which OS is better? by Verte on 06-26-2007 at 09:00 AM
You're totally trolling, but I'll bite.
RE: Which OS is better? by Kenji on 06-26-2007 at 09:57 AM
quote:Macs crash all the time. I used to have a mac mini but i could never use it for more than 5 hours, It would either restart or just freeze.
They also like to catch fire and all sorts of other things. You can find more on google too.
I have tried all 3 and im sticking to windows. Linux needs too much crap done to it to work, Macs... They just suck. Im never getting one of them again unless i want to kill someone with it. Windows just works.
RE: Which OS is better? by Jarrod on 06-26-2007 at 10:01 AM
you only say macs suck because your 15
RE: Which OS is better? by Kenji on 06-26-2007 at 10:03 AM
RE: Which OS is better? by ShawnZ on 06-26-2007 at 10:04 AM
you're an idiot. there is absolutely no code in windows that can just cause a crash for no reason. 100% of the time, people are using bad NVIDIA drivers that crash on every other operation. in fact, microsoft had to compensate for bad video drivers by adding functionality to vista that automatically reloads video drivers if they crash.
RE: Which OS is better? by Jarrod on 06-26-2007 at 10:15 AM
all kids hate macs
yet the mac doesn't crash, using a NVIDIA card and my pc has an ati card. windows is really bad when it tries to work with something it fails even games hate running on vista, it messes the frame rate up so you can't play online (you can if you want to get pwned)
windows is just one big bug
RE: Which OS is better? by Verte on 06-26-2007 at 10:26 AM
The last mac that crashed was running OS 9, you're pretty safe these days. That said, I have not crashed my LC [system 7.1] yet.
RE: Which OS is better? by Kenji on 06-26-2007 at 10:27 AM
quote:A "Joke" from 2002.
quote:Im not a kid.
quote:All my games run fine on Vista, What are you talking about? Have you even tried Vista?
quote:ATI Sucks. No wonder your PC is crashing all the time.
RE: Which OS is better? by Jhrono on 06-26-2007 at 11:43 AM
quote:Dazzy resume your talk to things you actually KNOW about
RE: Which OS is better? by ShawnZ on 06-26-2007 at 12:00 PM
wtf are you talking about.. OS9 wasn't the last mac ever to crash osx crashes all the time
yeah because i'm _not_ playing world of warcraft on vista right now
nvidia's cards currently wipe the floor with what ATI has out...
RE: RE: Which OS is better? by Jhrono on 06-26-2007 at 12:12 PM
You are correct. However, ATI isn't a synonym of crashing or bad performance, nor 'suckage'. Nevertheless, they have the worse fucking timing in the whole industry, you can see that with the late arrival of 2900XT and its poor performing drivers unaccordingly to the card's great specs, which supposedly, in theory, beat 8800GTX's ass.... in theory lol. On the other hand, even if late, ATI has the best DirectX9 cards.. Lets see if the same happens with Direct3D10 on the long run.
RE: Which OS is better? by Kenji on 06-26-2007 at 12:12 PM
quote:Ok. ATI has blown two of my computers up. I haven't had any problems with nvidia whatsoever. I not a fanboy. I just like my computers to last for more than a month.
EDIT: And what shawnz said.
quote:erm.. Yes I do..
Stop being such a prick and go make love to ATI.
EDIT2: Jhrono, Stop being such a fanboy and get back on topic...
Im not wasting my time following your commands. Im not going to bother reading this thread again.
RE: Which OS is better? by Jhrono on 06-26-2007 at 12:14 PM
Maybe you can't take care of you computer :\
RE: Which OS is better? by zach on 06-26-2007 at 12:28 PM
I've used Windows the most, then PCLinuxOS and I haven't used macs much but I think I'd go with a mac because it would be good for my everyday usage and I could use Windows if I needed to play a game or run exclusive programs. Linux was just to see what it's like and it has been very frustrating. It depends on who the OS is for and what they will be using it for.
RE: RE: Which OS is better? by Verte on 06-26-2007 at 12:36 PM
No no! No mac has crashed in the history of OS X. [You didn't think someone would accidentally believe me now, did you?]
RE: Which OS is better? by Nathan on 06-26-2007 at 02:43 PM
Tbh, I have personally never had any problems with ati, and the ati x1400 (laptop) works great with most games - medium/high graphics.
RE: Which OS is better? by Oxy on 06-26-2007 at 03:35 PM
RE: RE: Which OS is better? by Jhrono on 06-26-2007 at 03:56 PM
You do? So comprove it, show data and compare benchmarks and specs, pros and cons.. Oh and without asking Shawnz for it preferably.
RE: Which OS is better? by stoshrocket on 06-26-2007 at 04:02 PM
WHY THE HELL DOES IT MATTER?
You like ATI, They like Nvidia, end of. Lets get back to the topic... jeez
On another note, I've been a windows user for a lot of my cyber life, so I'm gonna have to go down that route. Tbh, (im not saying this is true, just in my experience) macs seem to come with pretty crummy graphics cards, but I havent looked into it too deeply. Either way, when I tried out a mac it just wasn't for me.
RE: Which OS is better? by Jhrono on 06-26-2007 at 04:06 PM
quote:It doesn't matter at all, the thing is that's the way you start a rumor. He says some random stuff, blames it on a company and everyone unexperienced who reads this thread gets the wrong impression! I don't love ATI, nor nVidia, I'm not a fanboy, I'm a fan of quality actually.
Edit : lol Dazzy crapped his pants
RE: Which OS is better? by vaccination on 06-26-2007 at 04:08 PM
quote:Agreed. Best OS I've used so far.
I've never owned a Mac, nor used one extensively. I wouldn't say they're bad, but I don't like them, just the way they operate I think, Idk, maybe I'm just not used to it.
Linux I've never used for long either, but it is a bit of a hassle. especially if you've not used it before, but it can be fun, some nice features once you get things like Beryl going.
As for the whole ATI, nVidia thing. I've owned one ATI card and the rest all nVidia's, they pwn. Currently loving my 8800 GTS, no driver issues apart from a few at the start of Vista.(I agree, they're a bit bad with their drivers) But I can play all my games fine on Vista with it.
RE: Which OS is better? by EBFL on 06-26-2007 at 04:08 PM
Well, i voted windows as i have only experienced windows...but i was thinking of getting ubuntu, so should i or just leave windows XP?
RE: Which OS is better? by stoshrocket on 06-26-2007 at 04:11 PM
quote:Really? That makes a change, when vista came out no-one had a good thing to say about it, now all the drivers are being released and things have settled down it seems people are singing vista'a praises.... Still, it's a bit of a hefty fee just to upgrade from XP (especially with office 2007!).
RE: RE: Which OS is better? by Jhrono on 06-26-2007 at 04:12 PM
quote:And I agree too.. I haven't had any problems with games, drivers or software yet. (Home Premium 32 Bits here btw, I believe the 64 bits edition has a lot more issues)
I've never used Mac but they look cool.. However compability in Windows is something other operative systems will take a will to catch up with..
Linux was never a pleasent experience for me, don't know why, I never became familiar with it, maybe because I'm not a power user with all the knowledge it requires.
Yeah, I was reluctant too when I upgraded but I was quite amazed with what I found.. Most things you read are quite fake, I've got everything I had on XP installed and working properly.. Plus it's not slow at all. As a matter of fact, it's a lot more pleasent to use than XP!
The change of reactions was expected, people just don't know how to wait
RE: Which OS is better? by andrewdodd13 on 06-26-2007 at 10:42 PM
I voted Linux & Windows. Bet you never thought you'd see those two together now, did you?
End note: ATi are now owned by AMD so they may get better. Although both AMD and ATi are currently trailing in the markets. ATi Linux drivers are the equivalent of a two year old driving a 10 ton truck. ATi Windows drivers are better, however they're not quite as good as nVidia's Forceware package, but I've had both crash on me and do other horrible things.
RE: Which OS is better? by Supersonicdarky on 06-26-2007 at 11:18 PM
quote:actually, there are tons of mac warez
first result for "cs3 mac"
Adobe CS3 Design Premium Suit » software mac ^ 419 v 563
quote:the ubuntu cd comes with gparted =/
RE: Which OS is better? by Jhrono on 06-26-2007 at 11:34 PM
lol They have been for quite a while and only shame has come to both companies.. Lets hope they raise again, because competition is good for everyone
quote:Quite true, nVidia's drivers are always more optimized.
quote:I've only had problems with Ati drivers, barg, which just proves your point above
RE: Which OS is better? by Joe on 06-27-2007 at 03:21 AM
quote:Yeah.... this statement won't start anything at all... no sort of argument in an already volatile thread...
RE: RE: RE: Which OS is better? by Verte on 06-27-2007 at 09:10 AM
I don't think it really does require any extra knowledge. Sure, if you're completely alien to it, you will need to log into an IRC channel for help once or twice. But remember that once you didn't know how to install programs on Windows, and it's the same story.
andrewdodd13 made a good point about children, and I'll make a similar one. People are told that Windows is easy and everyone uses it. So when something they try doesn't work, they try again or ask for help. People are told that Linux is hard, so when something they try doesn't work, they say 'I'm clearly not knowledgeable enough to do this', and give up. And I feel that this is most of it.
You don't have to be a kernel hacker to use Linux, you usually won't need to know any commands in sh, though it helps. You probably won't need to know what sh is. But it's still going to take some getting used to. Linux is different, not harder.
RE: Which OS is better? by joey on 06-27-2007 at 09:22 AM
i grew up using linux, and learnt how to use it using guesing and a bit of google. i can see why people are afraid of using linux, as i think some of them would assume that if something doesn't work and just think "oh, it doesn't work, if it was windows it would!, instead of trying to solve it.
RE: Which OS is better? by ShawnZ on 06-27-2007 at 09:45 AM
windows has better networking.
RE: Which OS is better? by Jarrod on 06-27-2007 at 09:53 AM
this whole thread is bias cos not many ppl have experienced all three,
RE: Which OS is better? by Lourix on 06-27-2007 at 10:02 AM
I am only choosing Windows because I havn't tried Linux and Mac for me is only good for entertainment and nothing else. With Windows I feel better and safer. If you use Linux you would definetly learn more, much more.
RE: Which OS is better? by Supersonicdarky on 06-27-2007 at 11:54 AM
RE: Which OS is better? by joey on 06-27-2007 at 12:05 PM
thats a good one!
RE: Which OS is better? by joemailey on 06-27-2007 at 02:53 PM
I went windows but its impossible to tell which is better.
RE: Which OS is better? by CookieRevised on 06-28-2007 at 12:34 AM
quote:And mostly for _what_ you're using it....
As such, there is no 'best' at all. They all do some stuff better than others and other stuff worse than the others...
'Troll Poll' I'd say...
Not to mention that such polls and discussions have been posted many times before... And absolutely nothing new has been said in this thread again; it's exactly the same as with all the other threads about this.
RE: Which OS is better? by Rolando on 06-28-2007 at 01:05 AM
I like Macs, and my mother's best friend from college is the distributor of Macs in Venezuela (so I can get them pretty cheap..) but I don't like them for one thing: compatibility.
RE: Which OS is better? by lizard.boy on 06-28-2007 at 01:09 AM
BWAHAHAHA. Sorry. I just spent all day trying to configure a trackpad under Linux. Forgive me.
Windows is my Desktop OS of choice, but i still like using Mac. Linux is awesome for my server but I'm not so fond of it in a desktop environment.
RE: Which OS is better? by Chris4 on 06-28-2007 at 02:17 AM
Windows: Use all the time, pretty happy with it.
RE: RE: Which OS is better? by andrewdodd13 on 06-28-2007 at 08:59 AM
quote:Really? With Ubuntu my trackpad on my laptop was preconfigured. Even using the right-hand side to scroll up and down works perfectly.
As for Linux compatibility, I was playing Warcraft III on Linux yesterday (and probably will later tonight) because I've nerfed my Windows installation here.
RE: Which OS is better? by effection on 06-28-2007 at 03:20 PM
linux is obiously the best but for computer illiterate people windows (not vista! its just a copy of a Mac xD)and if you want a nice interface Mac
RE: Which OS is better? by Oxy on 06-28-2007 at 04:08 PM
Proof that everything inside windows vista is a complete copy of mac please..
RE: RE: Which OS is better? by ryxdp on 06-29-2007 at 12:58 AM
Sorry...couldn't help it...
RE: Which OS is better? by Baggins on 06-29-2007 at 01:37 AM
Sorry Linux users, but don't use it enough to say it's better than windows although it definitly comes in second.
RE: Which OS is better? by vaccination on 06-29-2007 at 06:56 AM
Okay my post got deleted for some reason. I repeat:
And I add; Seriously, no. Reasons why you think this please?
RE: Which OS is better? by RebelSean on 06-29-2007 at 07:41 AM
I've tried messing around with a Mac at a PC shop a few weeks ago and it's too minimalistic, and to me (I might not have seen all of them), but Windows has more features and has better stability. So, Windows win.
RE: RE: Which OS is better? by Verte on 06-29-2007 at 09:48 AM
Really, your concern *IS* justified. If they had copied OS X, Vista would be a lot nicer than it is. Much the same as if Linus had ripped from MINIX, Linux would be much nicer than it is.
When the Windows display library exposes APIs for PDF rendering and alpha channel control, when Windows has a multi-user kernel, when it's got an access control system that's actually usable, and when it has an open source kernel, we might be able to say that they've stolen from OS X.
They've taken a bog-filled NT 5 kernel, jammed a user-override method onto the permissions system, given it some new curtains and thrown it out the door. So it has a few of the rather ordinary features of OS X, like the desktop search. We can talk about relational file systems if you like, and all the things Vista should have or could have been, but let's face it, Windows still hasn't caught up to the standard OS X was back in 2000.
Copying would have been the smart thing to do once they realised what they were going to have to sell.
[Something in the way I'm writing lately makes me think I should take a vacation. I'm sorry for being moody and opinionated at the same time, it's not a good thing.]