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RENAMED: otherkin and operating systems
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How many among you are using mac os x or linux, or have at least modified their windows theme?

Just randomly decided that it seems most people here are into what my old school would place in an 'Culture/Society' profile. Meaning you're probably more into anthropology, religion, art, history, philosophy, etc etc. And there was this very random article about a study that said most mac os x users are more likely to be open minded than other people. So I decided I'd ask who uses mac os x, but it's rather... expensive. So a hackintosh will do too <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink --> Or linux, or a modified version of windows.

Feel free to mention anything I didn't list too. Might be fun to try a new OS.


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Edit: In all fairness, maybe I should say what I use.. I'm dual booting windows xp and leopard (hacked - not my own work, obviously).
And I don't actually put much faith in that article I mentioned, just found it amusing, and my mind associated it with the 'expressions' section.

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Re: Just wondering..
I've used Mac (Leopard I think? Was a work computer), Windows and a bit of Linux in the past. Nowaday I just use windows because it does everything I need it to (provided it feels like it atm), doesn't require a ton of work/research to operate and if it breaks, I know how to fix it.

Linux I found to be interesting, but just doesn't support my habits.
Mac, if it was a country, I would support nuking it.

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2008-02-20 15:57
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Re: Just wondering..
I don't fit into your theory, sorry. I have always used a PC and Windows. Personally, I don't think MAC's are very user friendly and the mouse that comes with it sucks. I used one in a computer lab at college and it was always getting stuck and jumping around the screen and it was very annoying not to mention anti-productive. I've also never really liked the MAC interface either. Windows is easy and every PC has it so there's no need to change your files around depending on what you're using. People will tell you that a MAC is better for graphics, but I think it all comes down to the user and their skill level, not the machine.

Anyway, just my thoughts.

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2008-02-20 16:00
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I was using a Mac for photoshop at a previous job, and honestly, I got more done, faster, on a PC than the Mac. So, they must be talking about some OTHER graphics. lol

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2008-02-20 16:11
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Re: Just wondering..
I find the idea of putting that much weight on OS's to be silly.
It is all about preference.
So you don't like the Mac. Good for you, you don't like it. It doesn't make the Mac a horrible and disgusting thing that should be nuked.
You don't like linux? see above.
I don't prefer one over the other when it comes to all things. I have a macbook, a windows laptop, and a linux desktop. I don't have a problem with any of the above.

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2008-02-20 16:37
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On some levels it does come down to personal preference and opinion, on others, no it's just a matter of efficiency.

If OS1 is faster, more efficient, easier or otherwise "better" to use for a certain set of tasks, than anyone doing those tasks would be best served to use that OS1.

In my experience, I have not found anything that the Mac OS's are significantly better than Windows at, and have experienced it being worse at MANY things. So, based on my experience, Mac is inferior to Windows. Yet, somehow the Mac "community" manages to, by-and-large maintain an elitist outlook and continues touting than Mac > Windows. Yet, every time I test any of their claims specifically, it falls through.

As far as I can see, Mac is great in theory. But, you know the old saying, "In theory, practice and theory are the same, in practice, they seldom are."

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2008-02-20 16:54
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Re: Just wondering..
I've never encountered a Linux, and Macs bug me for the one and only reason that I like my right-click.

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2008-02-20 17:52
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yep pc with windows. nothing modified about it. can't stand anything else though.

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2008-02-20 18:16
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Re: RENAMED: otherkin and operating systems
1 pc with win xp pro (still need it for some things, sadly)
2 laptops with ubuntu linux (gutsy gibbon)

trying to completely move to ubuntu though.

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2008-02-20 18:39
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Re: Just wondering..
Xanthus Wrote:On some levels it does come down to personal preference and opinion, on others, no it's just a matter of efficiency.

If OS1 is faster, more efficient, easier or otherwise "better" to use for a certain set of tasks, than anyone doing those tasks would be best served to use that OS1.

In my experience, I have not found anything that the Mac OS's are significantly better than Windows at, and have experienced it being worse at MANY things. So, based on my experience, Mac is inferior to Windows. Yet, somehow the Mac "community" manages to, by-and-large maintain an elitist outlook and continues touting than Mac > Windows. Yet, every time I test any of their claims specifically, it falls through.

As far as I can see, Mac is great in theory. But, you know the old saying, "In theory, practice and theory are the same, in practice, they seldom are."
A part of efficiency is the user.
You may be the most efficient with windows, another person might be the most efficient with a mac, and yet another with linux.
Not to mention hardware differences...

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2008-02-20 19:31
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