Posted 22 June 2008 - 01:31 AM
If you are chained to specific software due to work or whatnot, you are unfortunately tied to whatever software platform it is on until you find alternatives. In this case, the internet is your friend, research diligently and dig up what alternatives there are.
Now if you want the latest doohickys, bells and whistles, and aren't afraid to roll up your sleeves, then the strongest contenders would be Ubuntu Linux and OSX as they are both capable, well maintained, consistant, stable platforms with huge amounts of open source software available. Which of the two you go with will depend on you. OSX is very polished, has better multimedia support in terms of hardware acceleration, and has much commercial software available, and Ubuntu has better hardware support for non-Macintosh computers.
In the case you are tied down with a lot of Windoze software, you really have a job cut out for you. You might want to set up a dual boot computer, adding the platform you are interested in and install Wine. See what software you can run under Wine and see what alternatives to what you have are available. This situation, switching platforms on the fly, is a real pain, but there are things you can do as the arduous transition from one platform to another begins to make it easier.
As you seek alternatives for your current software, choose multiplatform programs like OpenOffice, FireFox and Azureus to reduce the amount of new software you need to learn and acclimatize to. Treat any Windoze software that runs well under Wine as a multiplatform program and try any freely available open source Windoze programs under Wine as more possible multiplatform software.
Posted 22 June 2008 - 07:59 PM
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 06:40 PM
The fact you can open viruses, and laugh at them.
Looks clean (Opinion i know, but generally speaking its eye candy)
Spotlight is amazing. I havent used the applications folder or icons in months. I just click in spotlight, type 3 letters of the program im lookin for and click enter. And its done. Or any file. Basically even though finders damn good. I havent really used it in a while.
FF3 does look tasty.
Dock grows on you.
The effects are nice, but not overwhelming as in compiz
Some reasons for ya to chew on
Posted 06 July 2008 - 11:20 PM
Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:15 AM
Posted 07 July 2008 - 02:48 PM
That's weird. Could it be that the drive hadn't been indexed yet?
Actually, I hate Spotlight. It just does not find my files. Last week I spent two hours searching for an important file MANUALLY before finding it because Spotlight would not find it - and that's though I searched for the exact file name (and it was in a subfolder of my DOCUMENTS), and that's often happened before. Why can't they provide an additional search functionality that looks for files the old-fashioned way if Spotlight obviously doesn't quite know as much as it'd like to?
I'm not a Spotlight fan boy or anything (do they even exist?) but I must say that it has always worked flawlessly for me. Even finding text strings inside of PDF files, etc. in a matter of seconds.
Posted 07 July 2008 - 05:23 PM
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:02 AM
HINT- If you're curious about it, go to an Apple store for a talk or just to test drive a Mac, see how you like it and see if OS X suits you more.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:24 AM
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