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Windows or Mac or Linux?

  1. Windows, resistance is futile

    15 vote(s)
    46.9%
  2. Mac, think different

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. GNU/Linux, free as in freedom

    13 vote(s)
    40.6%
  4. Other

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  1. Jun 28, 2005 #1

    JamesU

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    which one do you like?
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2005 #2

    Moonbear

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    I'm not answering because there's no appropriate choice. I use a Mac because I'm smart enough to avoid Windows. :biggrin: (I'm not much into widows either. :tongue:) And you're just begging for Franz to come in and educate you on the joys of Linux! :rolleyes:
     
  4. Jun 28, 2005 #3
    If I had the money I would try out a mac, but I am poor and am stuck with windows.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2005 #4

    JamesU

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    I still don't know how you can exist without right clicking
     
  6. Jun 28, 2005 #5

    brewnog

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    I use Windows, and I'm awesome. The two are unrelated, by the way.
    I'm not too fond of widows, mind.

    I use Windows because I couldn't afford a Mac. I use iApplications where possible (I love iTunes soo much). I'd like to have a Powerbook or something, but I'd be scared that people thought I was showing off (which is why I hide my iPod). I like Apple hardware.

    On the other hand, I'm perfectly content with Windows, but that's probably because I spent hours after installation getting everything justright.


    I can't believe I've entered into a "Windows vs Mac" thread.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2005 #6

    JamesU

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    Every time I use mac I end up getting confused because it's so unlike the precious windows
     
  8. Jun 28, 2005 #7
    Yeah how do mac users right click? Is there such a thing as mouse gestures on a mac? How do I play minesweeper on a mac? Considering these are two of my computer necessities, I am not sure if I could switch even if I had the money.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2005 #8
    Precious Windows? Who are you working for? I'm in shock.

    precious Windows whatever....
     
  10. Jun 28, 2005 #9

    JamesU

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    and halo on a mac is only a 16 bit shooter game :surprised that's not haloesque!
     
  11. Jun 28, 2005 #10

    JamesU

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    http://www.projectwasted.com/phpnuke/media/Commercials/MacSucks.wmv.jpg [Broken]
    http://www.glue.umd.edu/~sturdiva/unofficial/otherpics/Mac%20sucks/crazyapple.gif [Broken]
    http://www.glue.umd.edu/~sturdiva/unofficial/otherpics/Mac%20sucks/unhappymac.gif [Broken]
     
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  12. Jun 28, 2005 #11

    brewnog

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    I thought you could get multiple buttoned Mac mouses?
     
  13. Jun 28, 2005 #12

    JamesU

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    no, just one annoying button
     
  14. Jun 28, 2005 #13

    brewnog

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  15. Jun 28, 2005 #14

    Moonbear

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    Not true. I have a trackball with 4 buttons that I can plug into my mac and use all 4 buttons plus the trackball.
     
  16. Jun 28, 2005 #15
    Ha! I have a mouse with 6 buttons and a wheel. pwned
     
  17. Jun 28, 2005 #16

    Moonbear

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    But Mac users get Widgets!!! :biggrin: (I have to get Tiger! *jumps up and down excitedly*)
     
  18. Jun 28, 2005 #17

    Moonbear

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    :frown: Now I'm jealous! I've never even seen a mouse with 6 buttons before. I want a 6 button mouse!!! :cry: I'll send my kitten out hunting for one. :biggrin:
     
  19. Jun 28, 2005 #18

    brewnog

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    Someone's been playing under the power cables again...
     
  20. Jun 28, 2005 #19
    What's your computer useful for?
     
  21. Jun 28, 2005 #20
    Hmm I did a quick search and found mouse gestures for mac. For minesweeper I could always learn to not flag.
     
  22. Jun 28, 2005 #21

    Moonbear

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    Really? Cool. Which software uses those? I never really looked because it didn't sound like anything I'd likely use. I have enough trouble remembering the keyboard shortcuts I created for Word. :uhh:
    This is why mac users are so much more productive. No minesweeper to waste hours and hours playing (minesweeper was my addiction in the days before I had internet access; the withdrawal is rough when you first realize you don't have that or solitaire on your computer, but you do get over it.) :tongue:
     
  23. Jun 28, 2005 #22
    Frankly, I think that all computers are useful for is being useful. If you want to play minesweeper why not play soccer? If you want to waste time why not learn pine sculpture with chainsaws?

    Why am I wasting my time?
     
  24. Jun 28, 2005 #23
    Because I want to play minesweeper!

    MB is right though, I would get used to it after a while.
     
  25. Jun 28, 2005 #24
    I only have three buttons and a scrollwheel. :frown:

    edit: I prefer FreeBSD, I'm using Linux at the moment, and when I'm in school I like to play with the G5 PowerMacs. Soooooo fast... except when they crash (about once every 90 minutes of usage - what's up with that?). I also have Windows 2000 on my hard drive (for DVD watching), I don't go online with it.
     
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  26. Jun 28, 2005 #25

    cronxeh

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    I use Windows, I voted Mac, I hate Linux or any Unix for that matter.

    *nix is the biggest waste of time for humanity in general. I want my wasted teenage years returned back to me when I wasted it on that piece of ****. And as far as Windows is concerned - I wish somebody would sue them everytime their computer crashed, but since this is a relatively new thing to actually have software on your computer, let alone a computer, people are just ready to have whatever they can get their hands on.

    If you have a craving to waste your time on something, instead of playing with *nix, try QNX. At least you'll feel like a real man for once. Right.
     
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