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About killersushi

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  1. AMD Recommendation

    So this will be 32bit as well? Anyone care to explain why AMD can't run 64bit Leopard currently? I don't understand.
  2. Air Poo

  3. AMD Recommendation

    So few people using AMD these days or why the lack of AMD releases?
  4. Linux or Mac OS X ?

    What you fail to mention is that Blender has an atrocious interface (as I mentioned before, typical open source application). It's totally counter-intuitive. Also if you really think it beats most, if not all, commercial 3D software then why do you think it isn't the industry standard? Why does the industry prefer to pay $7000 for Maya or $3500 for Max? Think about it.
  5. Mighty Mouse

    Sorry don't have a tip for you other than recommending getting rid of that piece of {censored}. Get a real mouse.
  6. MacBook Air

    Uh, ok. Since you put a wink smilie at the end I take it you were being humorous. The only thing that defies all logic here is you. If you look at the above picture and the difference in weight of less than 1kg, a comparison of the 2 is very logical. I didn't bash the Mac Air, I merely asked for examples of real world applications that would explain why there seems to be a market. Other than just the wow-effect. You haven't provided any, instead you're resorting to analogies that are completely out of context (BMW vs. Toyota... what?).
  7. MacBook Air

    Apple wouldn't do it if there was no market. I personally wonder why people would care to have an ultra thin and light notebook so much that they would pay more and accept less features. Can anyone try to explain? I see the picture above and wonder what real difference would it make to carry around a Mac Air instead of a Mac Book. Do people not have enough space in there bags? Do they really notice the weight difference? Mac Book 5.0 pounds (2.27 kg) Mac Air 3.0 pounds (1.36 kg) Less than 1kg difference. What fragile little person you have to be to even notice that when you're carrying the bag over the shoulder? Isn't it usually the case that you're not even carrying the bag for very long (into the car, out of the car into school maybe just to make an example). Couple of minutes at best. Especially kids these days don't walk for miles. I would almost think the real selling point is the wow-effect. Look at my new ultra-thin notebook, ain't it rad? Please someone give me a real world application of the Mac Air so I can understand.
  8. Linux or Mac OS X ?

    Ah that's cool, I didn't know that.
  9. Linux or Mac OS X ?

    I can't agree. My first linux install was I think Redhat 1 back in the days, basically I had to install it all manually which was a good experience (I wanted to learn linux after all). Next time was Redhat 4 or 5. Much easier to install but still far from user friendly with lots little problems that added up quickly and ended in weeks of geeky work. My last was Fedora Core 5. Easy install, almost no problems. Lots of unsupported hardware still because the manufacturers just don't care to create linux drivers. Once installed though, setting some things up like a samba server or automated data backup was not possible through the GUI and still needed heavy config files editing and lots of console work. Not to mention that there are so many apps for linux that only work with some distros, some work only with some windowing clients, dependencies without end. Work work work. It's still absolute chaos and very daunting to the average user. The fact alone that there are so many apps out there that are free and badly documented (as most free software, documenting isn't the fun part to those people), even just finding what you need is a major pain. At least installing them is fairly easy today, if nothing goes wrong that is. I remember not so long ago when automated installers where lacking across the board and when installing something you would get 5 dependency messages, then after searching those they would themselves spit out some more dependencies and that could go on for literally hours. One of the most frustrating computer experiences I've ever had. Since we're comparing linux and OS X, I'm sure you can agree that OS X is inexplicably lots easier to use than Linux, can you not? You barely need to explain anything about OS X, there are no hardware incompatibilities (on original macs that is), installing an app is a one-click effort and even deleting one is as simple as that. Network stuff just works out of the box, there is (almost) all the industry standard software you need etc. etc. I don't really need to go on. The downside: it's not free. But it should be clear by now what you get from commercial software. You're not using a $1 watch out of some chips bag and expect it to be equivalent to a Rolex. Ok, bad example I admit As for the Gimp. Well I won't try to argue your points away. If you can't afford Photoshop or decline to pirate it, then by all means you want a free alternative. Same for linux then I guess. In this case all my points are moot, but on the other hand that is not the main argument of this thread. If you can afford it, and especially if you're not just a hobbyist but actually work in the industry, then money isn't the biggest concern. Much more important is getting the job done. In this case, comparing Photoshop and the Gimp while ignoring the price difference is valid. And with Photoshop being the undisputed industry standard it's also valid to see the Gimp for what it is. A free, messy wannabe-alternative to Photoshop.
  10. Linux or Mac OS X ?

    To me OS X is the perfect fusion of Linux and Windows. Linux or Unix in general is the technically most advanced OS out there but brings with it a steep learning curve and lots of geekiness that average users can't be bothered with. OS X is Unix at the core but has a GUI on top of it that has the usability of Windows (and more so arguably). This is the absolute dream-OS. For professional use, don't even get me started on how lacking Linux is. There are too many apps to mention that don't exist for Linux or are way less advanced, or if they have similiar functionality you can bet that they are esoteric to use like most open source software (made by many unpaid geeks for the rest of the geeks). This is fine, after all the software is free so you can't expect it to be perfected like commercial software for obvious reasons. But out in the industry that won't cut it. One of the best examples here would be Gimp vs. Photoshop. While lots of Gimp users will try and argue that it is up there with Photoshop, it just isn't. Functionality might be there somewhere hidden in a terrible UI, you will find extensions that try to mimic the menus of Photoshop to make a transition easier, but if you worked in Photoshop professionally for any length of time you will be in for a bad suprise when you try the Gimp.
  11. The Pirate Bay Sued

    I second that, can enter a keyword there and get 10 pages of unrelated results.
  12. MacBook Air

    Me? Not complaining, it's called discussing. I thought this was a MacBook Air topic created to discuss the MacBook Air. If I somehow missed that it was a "Praise the MacBook Air" topic then I apologize.
  13. MacBook Air

    I just find it funny when Steve goes on about how it's the thinnest laptop ever and compares it to others only to reveal a bit later that most everything a computer usually has is lacking. It's like creating the most environment-friendly car out there and then reveal it doesn't have an engine. Maybe if other companies had the nerve to put design over functionality in a way that Apple does, I think they would have thinner laptops. Heck, why not leave out the keyboard to make it even thinner and have us use wireless keyboards from our home machines or buy as an extra. Really who needs keyboards anyway? As long as it fits in an envelope.
  14. CRYSIS on Parallels

    I thought Parallels can't do 3D accelaration at all?