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Games (FPS), some astronomy stuff and teach computers in Windoz. Everything else I do in Mac (everyday, rip/burn, photo edit, multi-track recording, movie editing....).

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foobar2000 - best audio player ever , iTunes sucks

wavelab - too bad there's no mac version

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  • Going to any site that requires Shockwave. (Adobe, port it to a Uni-Bin already! It's been 2 years!)
Now with the EA Games announcement, #1 might be taken care of if a lot of new titles hit the Mac. My computer is a 2004 model Sony Vaio, so I'd probably upgrade to a new 2008 model Mac when they come out and use it for gaming.

Once Office 2008 hits stores, I'm buying it (or "acquiring" it.) This will take care of problemo numero 2. Yeah, I know there are open source office suites for Mac, but they run slow as hell and the creators apparently lack sense of creative design in the interfaces.

I somehow doubt #3 will be ever addressed. I seriously think Adobe forgot about Shockwave altogether. I'm thinking rather than be fixed, Shockwave will just gradually phase out of use in websites. (But darn it, I like iSketch.com :thumbsdown_anim:)

Hopefully by 2008, I can walk into my local Apple Store, buy a new Mac, and be confident that I'll never need to use Windows again. (Ok, maybe "never" is a strong word, but I'll have Bootcamp for those once-in-a-blue-moon occasions.)

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Watch dvds. 7600 GS 512mb cards don't work :thumbsdown_anim:

Phone modding. Everything about that has to have Windows

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1. DVD shrink and DVD decrypter to copy a movie.

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And Handbrake / Mediafork does an amazing job, and is really easy to use.

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The only thing I still dont do in OS X is Sony Connect Reader because I use the store to buy ebooks for it (I havent found any good unlocked pdf ebook sites with a good selection yet). I downloaded the doucdesk prs reader but I still buy ebooks with Sony Connect Reader. Also, I sometimes use the paypal virtual debit card. Other than that, its all os x for me.

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I need Vista for a lot of games. Fifa 07, Biohazard 4, e.g.!

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It is annoying to use office 2007, because it crashes often.

Coding IDE's are more refined on windows. I have used eclipse.

I feel I spend too much time trying to use only one OS :blink:

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Coding IDE's are more refined on windows. I have used eclipse.

More refined? Don't make me laugh. Eclipse is a Java application and thus the same on any platform. Also, IntelliJ's "IDEA" for OSX beats Eclipse with a stick any day.

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More refined? Don't make me laugh. Eclipse is a Java application and thus the same on any platform. Also, IntelliJ's "IDEA" for OSX beats Eclipse with a stick any day.

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hecker, what I don't do as well in MacOS-X is to code. I'm more accustomed to Win programming... for example my language of preference is C/C++, and when I want to code a User Interface I just add all the controls from scratch (no MFC, no UI Builders and such).

Could you please enlighten me which is the way to go on C++ Mac programming, and if its possible to program all UI controls with code, and not like VB's drag 'n' drop?

Thanks




P.S. IntelliJ IDEA is great, I use it at work.

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Could you please enlighten me which is the way to go on C++ Mac programming, and if its possible to program all UI controls with code, and not like VB's drag 'n' drop?

Well, that will depend on if you want to create more "generic" C/C++ applications intended to run on both Windows and OSX or if you want to create applications that rely on microsoft libraries to display, say, MS-Windows specific components.
If you want a great IDE for the first group then I can recommend XTools. It's probably the nicest looking IDE that fully supports the C/C++ standard.
If you need to display MS specific components then you'll have to stick to your Windows based products, like Visual Studio.

Now, if you want to go a more "classical" way (or more from scratch, so to speak), you can always rely on the GCC compiler available in every OSX distribution and your favorite terminal editor, like vi. It will really depend on how complicated your application will be.

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Well, from the "what do you do in OS X?" thread, we can see that many people edit media, create documents, work, play, listen to music, and quite a bit more in OS X.
I'm wondering what everyone DOESN'T do in OS X. I still have my windows partition for phone flashing, games, and Alcohol 120%/PSP games.
What does everyone do in windows? many people here can't completely switch to OS X for one reason or the other. Why do you still touch windows from time to time?

Gaming. Specifically Test Drive Unlimited 2 ( What a wee game ;] )

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Well, from the "what do you do in OS X?" thread, we can see that many people edit media, create documents, work, play, listen to music, and quite a bit more in OS X.
I'm wondering what everyone DOESN'T do in OS X. I still have my windows partition for phone flashing, games, and Alcohol 120%/PSP games.
What does everyone do in windows? many people here can't completely switch to OS X for one reason or the other. Why do you still touch windows from time to time?


I still do everything serious using Windows.
The first reason for that, is that I won't hurt myself for hours with the blurry Apple font rendering. I stay days long in front of a computer screen, i need crisp and sharp fonts. Even Ubuntu has understood that fonts matters and really made a big deal with version 10.04. and its brilliant perfectly hinted Ubuntu font. Steve still sticks alone to its crappy Adobe rendering from the late 80's, which might be adequate for layouting printed stuff, bus it completely unadapted for screens and day-long reading. Shame on him!

It is also damn limited, since it's windows can only be resized from that ridiculous lower right corner. Many applications won't let you really chose where to save, you cannot create a folder on the fly during saving, all things I really miss in a business environment. On dual monitors, getting the menus from the other monitor is also somewhat nerving and frankly absolutely unergonomic.

OSx is nice for a netbook-like usage, since it boots up fast and is fancy to use, but I never would use it for longer than half an hour.

Just my few cents....

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I still do everything serious using Windows.
The first reason for that, is that I won't hurt myself for hours with the blurry Apple font rendering. I stay days long in front of a computer screen, i need crisp and sharp fonts. Even Ubuntu has understood that fonts matters and really made a big deal with version 10.04. and its brilliant perfectly hinted Ubuntu font. Steve still sticks alone to its crappy Adobe rendering from the late 80's, which might be adequate for layouting printed stuff, bus it completely unadapted for screens and day-long reading. Shame on him!

It is also damn limited, since it's windows can only be resized from that ridiculous lower right corner. Many applications won't let you really chose where to save, you cannot create a folder on the fly during saving, all things I really miss in a business environment. On dual monitors, getting the menus from the other monitor is also somewhat nerving and frankly absolutely unergonomic.

OSx is nice for a netbook-like usage, since it boots up fast and is fancy to use, but I never would use it for longer than half an hour.

Just my few cents....

Laszlo


I like FireFox because with about:config, userChrome.css, and userContent.css
a user can fix the font size in just about any area of the browser, whereas
Internet Explorer and Safari are limited in this regard.

I do lots of searches and comparisons. Windows and Linux permit two
or more instance of FireFox to run at the same time. Hack doesn't
and though sometimes running FF and Safari at the same time
works out, still one doesn't have the easy "Show Windows" options
available from the taskbar to automatically share the Desktop viewing.
I had somebody try to tell me that multiple tabs fixed all this.

Windows XP had the worst default viewing and font structure that
I've ever encountered in modern times. And it was a pain to fix it.
Windows 7 and Hack are ok, but don't compare with Pinguy, a Ubuntu
10.10 derivative. Hacks inherit the momentum and mystique of the
era in which Macs were superior, especially for video stuff. Now, 15%
of Mac laptops require repair in the first year, although the Desktop
percentage is 7, which is good. I think normal users are attracted to
Hackintosh because they don't know that it's a geek hobby; at this
stage I see minor pros and cons for the average user, in choosing a
Mac or Windows or Linux/Pinguy. A few big specific advantages more
for the professional/specialist user with one OS over the other OS.
Hackintosh is very expensive time wise for an average user to install.

To close another topic, I don't think Linux does much for Hackintosh
since HFS+ journaled became the standard, such as deleting kexts.
Some of the linux commands (dd, lspci) have been ported to Hacks. But
most people wonder about installing Hack from Linux and I don't think so.

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I still do everything serious using Windows.
The first reason for that, is that I won't hurt myself for hours with the blurry Apple font rendering. I stay days long in front of a computer screen, i need crisp and sharp fonts. Even Ubuntu has understood that fonts matters and really made a big deal with version 10.04. and its brilliant perfectly hinted Ubuntu font. Steve still sticks alone to its crappy Adobe rendering from the late 80's, which might be adequate for layouting printed stuff, bus it completely unadapted for screens and day-long reading. Shame on him!

It is also damn limited, since it's windows can only be resized from that ridiculous lower right corner. Many applications won't let you really chose where to save, you cannot create a folder on the fly during saving, all things I really miss in a business environment. On dual monitors, getting the menus from the other monitor is also somewhat nerving and frankly absolutely unergonomic.

OSx is nice for a netbook-like usage, since it boots up fast and is fancy to use, but I never would use it for longer than half an hour.

Just my few cents....

Laszlo


I agree. I read THIS incredibly biased puff piece that was posted in THIS thread. The thread was basically saying OS X has a superior UI than Windows. As someone who is fond of large multi monitor setups my jaw hit the floor when I read that. Having to drag your mouse constantly to the upper left hand corner of the screen gets annoying fast.

I have a Hauppauge TV tuner card with the 881 chipset
Nomad jukebox Zen ( mac application not as good wont work i tunes)
Phone Flashing ( not a biggie )
Pocket PC Intergration ( compaq iPAQ )

So Windows is needed for these


Yup. The abysmal TV tuner card support in OS X keeps me firmly rooted in Win 7. Windows media player is the best kept secret in the world. It comes with the OS and it just works. No additional fees to pay EVER. Every time you turn around you are getting charged on Mac OS X. I have my desktop connected to my Xbox and all my OTA shows are DVRed on my PC. I turn on my Xbox and watch 1080i OTA DVR content on my 55" flat panel in my living room for FREE.

Watch TV, Play Games

It is annoying to use office 2007, because it crashes often.

Coding IDE's are more refined on windows. I have used eclipse.

I feel I spend too much time trying to use only one OS :)


Yup. I hear you. I stick with Win 7 for Office 2007. It just works. No crashing. No compatibility issues. I love going to big meetings. There is always one guy with a Mac who has some Mac Office compatibility issue with their presentation.

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Heavy gaming. There are some games I have that I play on my Os X partition like TF2, HL2, Doom 3, Quake 4, Call of Duty 4, but everything else I play from Crysis 2 to emulators I do in Windows.





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