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windows vs. mac
show user profile  STRAT
it's probably going to happen.....

after a 20 year staunt Windows fan and user (actually, well before windows was even invented) i've decided mac os (in it's new Lion format) is enough to tempt me over to the dark side. I've used the mac hardware for years using both Bootcamp and normal OSX, but i've always hated OSX. Couldn't like it no matter how hard i tried. It just didn't match up to Windows' quirkiness. It was (and still very much is) very closed and regulated/regimented.

but heck, after fannying about with Windows all my life and in recent times finding iOS actually does 'just work', things for me are different.

Now, with the advent of Lion, which really is radically different for a mac os compared to previous, i've decided not to install Bootcamp on my new forthcoming mac and just stay with Lion. I'll still be using Windows on my spare rendering pc though.

Ever since the ipod Touch and iPhone came about with iOS, the system has evolved into a fantastic base in my opinion. (i stress that word, as for me it's the mutz'nutz, dog's sphereyecles, badger's nadger's etc etc). And with the iPad and newer iOS releases things are even sweeter. Now Lion has become most similar. Apps everywhere, including it's on desktop app store.

So there we are, time to take the plunge me thinks and go native. become a primitive :P i was really dubious at first when my technical manager suggested it, but the more i use the more i want, so now i'm switching. I'll still be using Windows, but not as my main weapon of choice any more.

There we go. i said it. I'm out of the closet. Wish me luck :)



/me goes back under the table to hide again





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9/21/2011 12:24:34 PM (last edit: 9/21/2011 12:26:45 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
enjoy. jealous.

stuck on the dark side for a little while longer.

only downside is mac hardware is comparitively more expensive as that's where they make their money. that alone is a reason why vanilla pcs (windoze or linux) will be staying around for the forseeable future.
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9/21/2011 12:31:24 PM (last edit: 9/21/2011 1:40:48 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
I miss having a terminal when using windows, nerd alert

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9/21/2011 12:37:43 PM (last edit: 9/21/2011 12:37:43 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
it's got one but it sux.

can install this for a better one : http://www.mingw.org/wiki/MSYS

(proper nerds only - you guys don't need it)

will check out this win8 thing soon & see what the deal is.

had a quick read over the dx11.1 specs & was unexcited.
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9/21/2011 12:39:57 PM (last edit: 9/21/2011 12:44:25 PM)
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