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so far not much you can do on a Mac OSX when u're hacking it to x86, you can only pray and wait for a better build to fit your machine.

so linux is a much better choice in that sense...

of coz if you have an actual Mac then of coz Mac is better.

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I do ubuntu, 10.4.8 and xp

Ubuntu supports all of my hardware 100%, if the GFX driver(ATI 9000), and speedstep (for my centrino) worked, i would mostly use OSX.

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Installed OS X for the first time last night. Till now I've used Ubuntu and Vista in dual boot on my laptop, and I planned on exchanging Vista with XP (mostly for running Photoshop) because it sucks, but I've decided to give OS X a go instead. I think most of the hardware is compatible except for the wireless card (Intel 3945) and the card reader.

So far I like the very polished look (but not necessarily the standard brushed metal theme) and the ease of installing/uninstalling applications as they're sort of self contained and not spread out into lots of different folders etc. The dock is also nice, albeit a bit impractical in my opinion. I much prefer a taskbar to the dock+expos function, or in the case of Linux+Compiz Fusion, taskbar+expos is a much better alternative. There's also the virtual lack of viruses/malware, as in Linux, which I like.

The only thing I really really don't like, is Finder. It's even worse than Windows Explorer. Apple could learn something from Gnome's Nautilus file browser. So far that's the only really annoying thing with OS X that I've come across, except for it being proprietary software etc.

So in short, I prefer Linux/Gnome. There's so much more freedom, and although it doesn't look as polished, it's quite a bit more intuitive and user friendly.

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KDE4 coupled with Leo will definitely kick Vista's {censored} in october! :)

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OS X for regular stuff, Linux for server/background stuff.

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For basic usage (Internet, listening to music, watching videos) OS X is my fav.
For web/music/dns/proxy/ftp server, storage Linux is more suitable.

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IMHO i prefer linux over OS X. Linux seems to be more optimized and more compatible. I know this is cause linux is made for normal intel pc's and so forth. linux just seems alot more responsive in my opinion and the programs are easy to install.

I find Ubuntu the best linux distro :).

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If I have a real Mac (which I have several), I'm not going to put Linux on it. Now when Leopard comes out, then I'll have a definite reason to put Linux on some of them (since I have a G4 tower and two G3 critters). I might not even put Linux on either one of those, but I like it in that it's always an option.

If I get a Windows box, the first thing I do is wipe it and put Linux on it. While Vista is good, Linux to me is much better.

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I had a vast variety of linux flavors installed but the simplicity of OS X is awsome, drag and drop, download a .dmg and simply install and app without use command line, thats make the differences because in both OS you have app for almost every task you do but I love OS X for its simplicity, so I like the open sourse community too.

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my main machine uses debian etch, i keep an xp machine for games and another debian machine runs stuff around my house (cctv etc). my mac os x is used as a router. they all have their uses. debian is for getting real work done. os x is for play and doing specialised stuff like firewalls and routing without complicated configurations. xp is for games.
BTW, ubuntu sucks compared to debian. its a crappy user friendly dumbed down version of a perfectly good linux. get debian etch.

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I prefer Mac OS ... i havent had any good experience with linux and i really dont care about cube effects and stuff i just wants an os that works in a logical way , translation = im too lame to make Linux work fully functional on my PC :)

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i tried linux ubuntu ans suse and Mac OS X on My PC.

now i can say i don't use any OS otherwise Mac OS X.

it is easy to use and nicer OS i had seen and i was hope in the past that can use Mac OS X and this be true now and i'm very happy about that OS Thanks for all who help us to make us use this os in our pc.

especialy,you can't work with linux if you don't have background in programming.

i can say that linux still hard to us it especialy i'm graphic designer and don't found my favorites programms version to linux so,how can i use it? and many programms esle not graphics only.

this is my view in (MAC or linux).

bye,khaled :P

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My interest in OSX came about when Apple nicked the code from BSD.and made their changes. I run OpenBSD and FreeBSD and would use OSX more if Apple hadn't deliberately handicapped their implementation of X. I like the Apple hardware but I also like to compile from source. Until I can do that on OS X my use of it will be limited.

I also disagree with the previous comment about having to have prior programming experience to run linux. I've been running linux for 2.5 years now and I've never picked up a book on C++. Almost all configration files are in plain text and if you can read and know how to use the internet you can always find a solution to your problem. Unless there's a bug in the code, but no OS is immune to those. Then again, if there is a bug - and you have the knowledge - you can fix it yourself. That's something that can't be said of closed source/proprietary operating systems.

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BTW, ubuntu sucks compared to debian. its a crappy user friendly dumbed down version of a perfectly good linux. get debian etch.


I couldn't agree more. Besides they have stolen everything from Debian, they have renamed it and forked. And they have given nothing back.

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I prefer OS X but i still like Ubuntu, but i would prefer OS X anyday, Linux is just too fiddly for me.

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Well, last night, I wiped my entire Powerbook and replaced Mac with Ubuntu.

It's taking a little getting used to, but it's fairly quick compared to the versions of Mac I was using.

I'll keep it this way till Leopard is out :)

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For people who said linux is complicated, maybe they never used it, just heard people say that, or maybe they tried linux 10 years ago and they should update their information. I use ubuntu linux, and i find it very nooby and had a very friendly interface. In my experience i had some difficulties with my wireless, so i use a windows emulation for the driver, it worked :)
I don't say linux is better than Windows or MAC OS and i don't say the opposite, but i prefer linux because it's free (liberty) and it's an opensource, and free (money matter) :wallbash:

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Well, i've been using several Linux distro's for about 6 years now. I've started with Redhat 6.2, which became Fedora later on. From Redhat 7 i switched to SuSe, because it had yast and a system-updater. Something Redhat lacked Posted Image . Got it 3 year running before i switched over to Ubuntu.

And now i'm still running Ubuntu. It's a powerfull & fast distro. The GUI (gnome by default) is very clear and simplistic, however i don't use X Posted Image .

Also got OSX running on my Macbook. "Wow, what a beautiful operating system" was my first thought when i bought my PowerBook G4. Now a days i only use Linux as a server distro and OSX for the rest.

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I run Vista, OS X, and Gutsy Gibbon. I prefer OS X by far simply because everything just worked when I installed it, even when I put it on my Dell and VAIO machines. I have a MacBook and I love it. I really like Linux, but for some reason I find it too complicated and I consider myself pretty good with computers. Maybe I'm missing something, but the ease of use just isn't there like it is for the "big two".

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I run Vista, OS X, and Gutsy Gibbon. I prefer OS X by far simply because everything just worked when I installed it, even when I put it on my Dell and VAIO machines. I have a MacBook and I love it. I really like Linux, but for some reason I find it too complicated and I consider myself pretty good with computers. Maybe I'm missing something, but the ease of use just isn't there like it is for the "big two".


I find Ubuntu also "complicated", simply because almost nothing works out of the box for me and it has tons of bugs. I am not a newbie, having used Linux for years and having tried literally hundreds of distributions.





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