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Join Date: Jul 2009
08-11-2009, 06:14 AM
and no offense buddy, but xp was definitely better than older versions of OSX. OSX didn't start to edge out in the lead of functionality until a little before tiger. Windows 7 however does in my opinion bring Windows back to par with OSX(within reason, they both are better and worse in their own ways)...most all the same core technology improvements as snow leopard plus awesome UI improvements and overall faster performance makes Windows 7 a formidable competitor to OSX once again.
Join Date: Jun 2009
08-11-2009, 02:33 PM
As far as the install goes, I thought it was fairly straightforward. I did have problem with the white screen and lines after the 10.5.7 update. After a reboot into safemode and a few fixes everything was fine. Just be patient and willing to put some work into it.
Join Date: Aug 2009
08-11-2009, 04:40 PM
There are things that OS X does that Windows, not even W7 does. I'm not just a fanboy, I'm a long time user of both OS X and Windows and I'd rather everything work very well together instead of always tinker with my computer. Some people get a computer to play with and what not, that's fine, but for me, my job relies on a machine that is always up.
1. Time Machine: much more than a backup solution, allows you to go back in time and see what revisions were made, or to migrate easily to another machine. Also works great wirelessly with a Time Capsule.
2. Spaces: great way to divide out a small screen like on a 10V.
3. Spotlight: The best search I've seen. OS X indexing is fast and works within file types much better than anything i've seen out of Redmond. Very easy to type in Paypal and get within seconds the emails showing when I paid for an item, and when it should arrive on my iCal calendar, and for that matter, the chat transcript where I spoke to the guy about the purchase.
4. iLife and iWork: iLife is awesome. iPhoto is very powerful, with "Faces" detection and it's tight integration with Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe.
5. iChat: one of the best video conferencing solutions I've seen short of spending tons of money. Really easy and seamless, plus looks good.
6. FileVault: very good and quick full hard drive encryption. Much like bitlocker, just....been around a long time.
7. Tight integration between Address Book, iCal, Mail and other apps. I don't have to copy and paste address book information or calendar events all over the place. They are all connected. To that point, there is a system wide dictionary. When you "Learn" a word in Keynote, that word is now in your dictionary, the same one used by iChat, Pages, iCal, etc.
8. On the fly defrag. OS X's journalled file system is intelligent, and writes files after figuring out where they should go. Therefore, not needing to manually defrag as often.
Back on topic:
Has anyone had luck with bluetooth? I can't get mine working. When I type in the service tag into Dell's site, I don't see bluetooth, can someone tell me what they list for BT?
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