quote: MAC OS is more like using Linux with unix code and old OpenGL graphics support.
quote: On the software side u get the best OS called Windows best games ever released based on ultimate DirectX technology, the most comprehensive software and hardware support on the industry all of these on a Windows platform and not on a MAC.
quote: In order to work on more systems, they're less optimized per the hardware they work on.
quote: (Heck just try out the video drivers for any ati card)
quote: In many ways, this is why MacOS is better, because it keeps things simple internally. The down side is that Apple refuses to open the door to letting MacOS run on regular computers. Not everyone is thrilled with the UI as well.
quote: When you say 'docs' do you mean source code?
quote: [Documentation] has been available for years without any great strides being made.
quote: Ati just recently committed to releasing source code for their drivers, and I am pretty sure it has been released to a fair share of open source programmers to work on. Not only did they receive the code, but hey have also been working with AMD/ATI engineers.
quote: The op is also right on the fact that linux drivers are really not optimized on a per card basis, but rather a generic ATI driver that can run on most ATI cards released within the past few years.(9*** series +)
quote: Are you serious?Open Source is great, but it is far buggier than OS X, XP or even Vista.
quote: My XP boxes pretty much install everything and do their thing. Vista does the same, only a little slower. Apple has the slick and simple OS down to an art. Linus is great, but simple and easy it ain't.
quote: Many open source operating systems run on way more hardware than Windows but don't face the same stability and performance issues that Windows does. That seems to be a bad-design problem.
quote: So, we can say with ABSOLUTE certainty the Windows, due to its ONE general form IS UNDISPUTEDLY the most supportive OS.
quote: My point was that terming "Linux" as an OS is improper, as there are untold billions of types of "Linux" out there.
quote: Because most of the people I know who use Linux use it for the "arduous" task of.....checking their email....
quote: And since the world is 96% Windows...
quote: , I would say that any piece of hardware out there has a Windows driver, and that 98% of those pieces of hardware probably dont have "Linux" drivers. So unless you are counting generic plug and play as support......oh wait...Windows does that too!!!!!!
quote: It's classless advertising, and it just goes to show what Apple is all about--getting people to buy their image to get that feeling of superiority.
quote: Apple isn't doing anything unethical
quote: Yeah, do you ever notice how all of Apple's commercials attack PCs and/or MS? Companies like MS, Dell, HP, and Gateway don't bother with mudslinging--they simply advertise their products.
quote: Because Jason Mick is the resident Apple fanboy at DT, and bashing Vista without any facts is a popular sport these days. Did you expect anything less from an Apple article?
quote: It's WAY more than a service pack. Arstechnica had a great write up about it.
quote: Then why the hell don't they just call it Mac OS 11, 12, 13,... instead OS X.???
quote: Microsoft's Windows Vista received a lukewarm reception and was recently named PC World's disappointment of 2007.
quote: Now, run Windows 98 on a recent single-core system, I can tell you XP will run faster and smoother than Windows 98.
quote: It will probably be the same thing with Vista : Current CPUs are too slow, we don't have enough RAM and HDDs are too slow to get the OS to run smoothly. Vista will probably run better than XP when the hardware will allow it to, just like any new OS.
quote: Vista release vs XP release is miles apart
quote: Switching from 98/ME to XP was a huge jump. Vista to XP, not so much (either was windows 2000 to XP).
quote: They cut many of the features that would have made Vista worth while, they forced programming short-cuts that could have allowed Vista to run faster, they could have cleaned up millions of lines of codes resulting in less errors, and they could have given the hardware community more time to get around this new driver model. but the fact is they did not.
quote: Sure Vista is good for some people, I am happy you feel your purchase was worth it.
quote: great for those who are professional artists
quote: Among the issues cited for the dubious distinction were Vista's various bugs that are to be fixed by service packs
quote: confusing multiple SKUs
quote: one-computer-only licensing
quote: and sometimes substandard gaming performance.
quote: Indeed, Microsoft saw some customers flee back to XP after it opened up the option to OEMs. Certainly Microsoft is not gloom and doom at these developments, and has made a healthy amount off of Vista, but they are hardly having a parade, either.
quote: However, Apple Inc. is by no means sharing in these troubles and certainly has cause for celebration.
quote: In the market for so called "premium" PCs -- computers over $1,000 -- Apple computers accounted for 57.53% of September sales,