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  • JohnLee
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    Originally posted by bpetty View Post
    • Better battery life
    • Better multitouch integration
    • Better clang support
    • Better software: Native MS Office for business, Photoshop, INDesign, etc.
    • Better HiDPI support
    • No strange driver incompatibility issues, due to their control over the HW
    • In my opinion, a better, consistent, UI experience


    Look, for me, OSX is better. If Linux works for you, go for it. You can argue against all of my points above, but I have used Linux extensively for 15 years off and on on the desktop and know that I wont go back anytime in the foreseeable future (We'll, maybe in a VM). Maybe I stomached Desktop Linux through too many bad years. It has gotten better, but why bother when I could simply go Mac.
    You and I are in the same boat.

    I use Linux daily on a large company managed server farm. It works great and it's the right tool for the job. But there is no way I'd go back to Linux for my MacBook.

    OpenOffice is useless in a corporate environment that depends on PowerPoint. I use Pixelmator and iPhoto all the time. Forget about decent retina support. Ubuntu has come a long way in terms of software installation, but the default expectation for anything that's just a little off the beaten path is that you will run into some kind of hassle. (Case in point: TeamViewer just didn't want to install when I needed it.)

    If I really need to, I run a virtual Linux machine, but that happens rarely.

    There is no doubt that people can make Linux work very well for them, but let's not pretend that it's a one-size fits all.

    And those complaining about price: yes, it's a little more expensive. But who cares about a couple of $100 more for a tool that you'll use every single day for 3 years? It's a trivial professional expense.

    FWIW: it's impressive to see that Ubuntu is faster than OSX by this amount. Didn't expect that.

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    Originally posted by bpetty View Post
    If it wasn't better than Linux on the desktop for my needs, trust me, I'd switch. Now that I thinking about it, I am not ever going to install Linux on my new server, I am going FreeBSD. Linux is becoming a jack of all trades, master of none. Sorry if that offends someone. There is more to a good desktop experience than just great gaming performance.
    Facst, please. You're very mistaken, because Linux owns most of the markets, so it's not a jack of all trades, but a real master.

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    Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
    Given that I still find it difficult or near impossible to go back to Linux on my main computer. There are too many advantages that make up for the disadvantages.
    That's funny. I feel exactly opposite. Linux + KDE simply rocks. OS X is one of the shittiest operating systems I've ever used in my life.

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  • UVClay
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    Originally posted by rikkinho View Post
    how much costs your mac? my pc 700 euros, how much?
    your pc may be worth 700 euros, but your tears are priceless.

    everyone please make sure to keep discarding the actual benchmarks and instead discuss why apple is awful even if you've never owned or used any recent products

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  • Doodzor
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    Originally posted by Luke View Post
    I was deadly serious about that: people really have killed themselves over Foxconn's working conditions they are so bad.
    Thus, real people have died for the Cult of the Bitten Apple.
    Well your complete misuse of the word martyr makes you either a troll or a fool. I gave you the benefit of the doubt. People die in Foxconn factories because they are poor and work a shitty job with low pay because they don't have any better options. They don't die because they are "true believers" in Apple. Foxconn factories don't have Apple logos everywhere, there's no genius bar hipsters cheerleading for Apple, there's no Apple culture. It's a factory. Where poor people are taken advantage of by a powerful corporation. The idea that these people suffer willingly because of their unshakable faith in Apple is so unbelievably stupid that I assumed you could not possibly actually think that.

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  • spykes
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    Originally posted by bpetty View Post
    [LIST][*]No strange driver incompatibility issues, due to their control over the HW
    That appears to be wrong at least for OpenGL drivers. Because they have control over the hardware doesn't mean they are able to make it works better.

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  • bpetty
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    Originally posted by Apopas View Post
    After reading your post I'm not so sure who is the zealot here.
    I use Windows at work, have an android phone, and run FreeBSD servers... so I don't know if I would be called an "Apple Zealot".
    Maybe a guy that uses the right tools for the job.

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  • bpetty
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    Originally posted by Apopas View Post
    bpetty you provide zero arguments.
    If I switch the words OSX and Linux in your post, the new post will mean exactly the opposite but will still have zero value.
    • Better battery life
    • Better multitouch integration
    • Better clang support
    • Better software: Native MS Office for business, Photoshop, INDesign, etc.
    • Better HiDPI support
    • No strange driver incompatibility issues, due to their control over the HW
    • In my opinion, a better, consistent, UI experience


    Look, for me, OSX is better. If Linux works for you, go for it. You can argue against all of my points above, but I have used Linux extensively for 15 years off and on on the desktop and know that I wont go back anytime in the foreseeable future (We'll, maybe in a VM). Maybe I stomached Desktop Linux through too many bad years. It has gotten better, but why bother when I could simply go Mac.

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  • accumulator
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    Ahh, nothing like sipping the morning coffee watching the trolls degenerate into a fresh flamewar on phoronix

    Fight!

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  • GermanyChris
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    Originally posted by rikkinho View Post
    how much costs your mac? my pc 700 euros, how much?
    Here's the thing, portables with the same resolution screen cost about as much as the Mac. When my Latitude kicks the bucket it'll be replaced with a Mac portable simply because Apple is the only one left producing 16:10 screens while this may not be important to most it's important to me. The various DE's in Linux still don't do pixel scaling as well as Apple does, even Windows still can't. Moving from just those there just isn't the level of commercial SW support for Linux that there is for OSX, for some people that is a deal breaker. For the end consumer the faster SSD's, nicer screens, well thought through ecosystem, and SW support are more than enough to seal the deal. Apple and OSX are not for everyone just like Linux is not for everyone I really wish people would lose the religion on both sides and actually think about why something might appeal to the other.

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