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Vista vs OS X [Dec. 18th, 2006|10:29 am]
The differences are clear!

[NY Times video link] Humorous bit having some fun with superficial comparisons. (Sad thing is, I've read "tech" articles on about this level that were intended to be serious.)

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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-12-18 08:32 pm (UTC)
Sorry... No idea why it isn't working for you. It should be David Pogue's technology commentary.
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[User Picture]From: twopiearr
2006-12-18 07:20 pm (UTC)
They forgot the clearest difference:

Vista requires you to phone Microsoft if you ever want to reinstall it. Also it requires vastly more graphics horsepower.

*slaps self and mutters notanevangelistanymorenotanevangelistanymore*
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[User Picture]From: arokh
2006-12-18 07:35 pm (UTC)
No matter how awesome Vista may turn out, even if it ends up being the best OS EVER, it'll still get knocked simply because its a Microsoft product.

and to correct richpizor there: You can reinstall it all you want. You can swap it between 3 computers all you want.

Thats the other problem with Vista...rampant spreading of uninformed misinformation.

Call me a fanboy but until OSX supports the applications i use, im stuck with Vista. And not complaining one bit ;)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-12-18 08:36 pm (UTC)
Though I'm not a big MS fan these days, I do agree that bashing it just because it's MS is silly. (Same for overly superficial comparisons, hence the post! :)

I think that there will probably be plenty of legitimate reasons to dislike Vista (as there are legitimate reasons to dislike OS X). I also think it's still too early to tell what the really big ones are going to be.

Personally, I'm happier using OS X these days. I do miss some applications but I really like having a bash shell and cleaner file system.
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[User Picture]From: kreggan
2006-12-18 10:58 pm (UTC)
I'm disappointed the mac encrypted filesystem (filevault) doesn't work particularly well. It never reclaims freed space except on user logout, which happens fairly rarely for most mac users. :>
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[User Picture]From: aerofox
2006-12-19 01:23 am (UTC)
So, thats the guy who wrote a couple books on OS X that I own? hehe :P

I guess time will tell how secure it is compared with XP.
In the meantime, I'll stick with OS X for most of my computin'
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