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if you just want to use a computer to browse facebook and play with pictures and not really do any work or play games then I'd use a mac to.
more like if you want a computer that runs stable with graphic design programs, doesn't get viruses from your customer's pen drives, allows you to manage efficiently a graphic studio, then i'd use a mac. in fact, i use a mac.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:25 PM   #22
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more like if you want a computer that runs stable with graphic design programs, doesn't get viruses from your customer's pen drives, allows you to manage efficiently a graphic studio, then i'd use a mac. in fact, i use a mac.
Sounds like a windows to. Adobe did something right when they wrote their software for multiple platforms.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:10 PM   #23
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Suit yourself. You'd have to be pretty dumb to get a virus on windows by executing an exe.

If an exe was being download to your PC the minimal of UAC settings would inform you. And after that you'd have to double click it yourself even though you didn't know what it was and it was probably labled like wer65.exe
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Most viruses aren't really harmful and aren't received by downloading executable. But if you just want to use a computer to browse facebook and play with pictures and not really do any work or play games then I'd use a mac to.
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Right. You can "do less" with a Mac in the form of geek-related material, but as someone who doesn't really care and just wants to laugh his head off when an .exe files comes through unannounced, it works for me.
If this was Facebook, I would press the Like button.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:24 PM   #26
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:30 PM   #27
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I'd agree that 99% of viruses are written for windows and therefore wouldn't work on a mac. Mac avoids a lot of problems like viruses by limiting the things you are able to do to your own operating system. You have no control over your PC and there you go. Virus resistant OS.
This is pretty inaccurate. When I go into a Mac store, I go on a computer, open up terminal, and since by default you're on the root account when you're set up as admin (which most people are), and there's no password for it anyway so you can tell the computer you're admin in the command line, I simply type in:

rm -rf /*

OS X now needs to be re-installed to work properly. I can embed a shell script into a picture and have it run when you open it, and if you're already on the root account, it'll happen. OS X really isn't secure rather than not many people caring to mess it up. The OS X Terminal is the same as BSD UNIX's pretty much, and you can do just as much on it, just running on a different kernel and some other restrictions, but the OS is still pretty flexible compared to Windows.

Also IMO about if you're just going on Facebook and stuff...obligatory convert people to using Ubuntu post as it is REALLY good for stuff like this by being as secure as hell while not having to configure anything. Don't even have to install drivers.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:18 PM   #28
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But Macs are really pretty..

Anyway, I only need something practical. I don't need the highest quality.. hack, gaming, stuff.. :S
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:14 AM   #32
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I don't get it. Is it irony because Osx is actually a crippled OS?
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But Macs are really pretty..

Anyway, I only need something practical. I don't need the highest quality.. hack, gaming, stuff.. :S
Macs aren't practical. They're extremely expensive and have a very specific neiche in media arts. Windows is the best comparability wise but that is of no fault of the OS. Linux, Ubuntu in particular as installing Gentoo for the first time is as fun as cutting off your dick, is probably the most practical OS out there. Works out of the box, and easy to work or do anything with. If you're missing some software to run something, it'll install it for you right then and there. It's also improving amazingly every release being every 6 months. The biggest things in the new one is installing software got even easier with a better instillation application, and Ubuntu One which is like free personal server space, so if you have two Ubuntu computers anywhere in the world, your Ubuntu One folder will have the same stuff on the same computers and always update.

OS X really does have it's place, but unless you're in professional graphic design of movie editing, it's 200% of the price of a normal computer to look like a metrosexual douchebag. If you're just "in" to graphic design as a hobby, Adobe Suit comes for both WIndows and Mac and works the same on both.
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fido you werent a complete linux *** in that post congrates
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The only problem is that a huge majority of software and games are only written for windows. If everything was developed for linux then it would be worthwhile to me. I guess I'll just have both for now. =/

If all the operating systems had standardized exe types and software wasn't part of the equation in determining the usefulness of an OS then I believe linux would probably be the best choice.

Mainly because it's free and open source.
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I've already got an iMac, something inside it got screwed up and costs $400 to fix so it's sitting in the corner of my room rofl, so for the time being I'm using a lame iBook.

But my whole family are Macs! T_____T
Haha, I will look into Linux. and.. Ubantu? o.O And Windows.. etc >_>
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It sounds like a species of monkey.
And Linux sounds like a tampon brand.

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fido you werent a complete linux *** in that post congrates
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Haha, I will look into Linux. and.. Ubantu? o.O And Windows.. etc >_>
Ubuntu is Linux. Linux is simple the core of an OS. You can't even run Linux by itself as it has no shell or GUI. Basically there or over a dozen Linux Distros (Distribution = a full OS that runs on Linux). They each have a niche and their drawbacks. Ubuntu's niche is home computing even though their Server Edition is improving fast.

Another great thing about Linux is you can actually use a totally different display manager. Kubuntu IS Ubuntu they just use a different default display manager being KDE instead of GNOME. this and this is the same OS. The second one is KDE (Kubuntu) and the other one is GNOME (Ubuntu), and I can install both of them on the same one, and switch them by logging out and pressing a button. There's tons of other display managers, the popular ones being Xfce, Fluxbox, and Openbox, but their more niche orientated.

I don't suggest fully switching if you have applications you NEED to run on OS X. For example I still have Windows 7 on my computer because of games. Also the instillation does all that duel booting stuff for you so don't worry about that.
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