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In Topic: Final thoughts on Windows 8: awful

09 July 2012 - 06:51 AM

(...) I complained about Apple getting rid of the 17" MBP and not really updating the Mac Pro. (...)

i have given up on the mac pro years ago.

the MBP i have now (17" 2010) will be my last one. cannot stand lion/mountain lion and they don't even let you fully virtualize snow leopard. not entirely happy about this, since i think apple makes the highest quality laptops out there (what is up with other brand's trackpads?), but here's to hoping i will get another ~3-5 years of use out of this one.

in the end, i will most likely end up buying a clevo and run all productivity apps (creative suite, maya, ...) under windows 7, while my basic terminal/browsing needs will be taken care of by snow leopard in conjunction with vmware workstation.

In Topic: Final thoughts on Windows 8: awful

08 July 2012 - 10:27 PM

personally, i think it is sad that essentially all desktop environments are in the process of being dumbed down. it's all about eye-candy (way more than usual -- just look at address book/ical in lion), big buttons, and facebook/twitter integration. why? i mean i get it on some level, and i am sure a lot of newbies (i.e. my mum, girlfriend, ...) will think it is awesome that everything looks like an iphone homescreen, but what about the power users? at least let me revert back to the "old style" if i so choose (i don't care if it's deeply buried in the registry or only accessible via some random terminal command; if it's there, i will find it).

i don't even want to touch lion, let alone mountain lion, because i feel like options are being taken away (what is this automatic versioning business? i'll use git or svn should i really want that. let me choose, dammit) from me and it all rapidly moves towards the lowest common denominator :(

In Topic: QE/CI Confusion

04 July 2012 - 05:32 AM

true, but i tried to run some VMs a year ago or so and opengl wouldn't run. neither would both quartz extreme and core image. i guess i was just wishing for a miracle :P

In Topic: QE/CI Confusion

03 July 2012 - 05:23 PM

mmhhh, true. just tried to run final cut pro but it wouldn't. still weird though. i mean hell, even the flurry screensaver is working...

thanks for the info :)

In Topic: QE/CI Confusion

03 July 2012 - 03:37 PM

well, there most definitely is for vmware fusion... i can play videos, start all programs, and get all window animations.
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