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Stability
Authored by: mmulhern on Jun 22, '04 05:32:53PM

I come from a strong Wintel background, and having made the switch to Macs back in 2000, all I can really say about OSX is stability, stability, stability. Yes it there are some annoying niggles, but my Macs have reduced computers to tools for me. That is I turn it on, use it, save, turn it off.

With Windows, computers are toys. You play with the hardware, settings, pray, fiddle, swear, and occassionaly get the job done.

I've just bought my 4th Mac, a PowerBook1250, mainly for my wife to use. I'm happy with my QS2002 PowerMac, and PowerBook800 for video editing, and we both love our old iBook500 to much to sell or give away, so now it sits driving the scanner.

Just give us stability and ease of use with OSX any day.

regards,

Michael

PS, I still use Windows every day in the office. Every Mac user should use Windows every now and again, if just to remind you how good you've got it with your Mac(s).



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Stability
Authored by: viscaria on Jun 23, '04 06:09:11PM

Every Mac user should use Windows every now and again, if just to remind you how good you've got it with your Mac(s).

Crazy masochist.



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Stability
Authored by: lpangelrob on Jun 28, '04 12:29:41PM
Every Mac user should use Windows every now and again, if just to remind you how good you've got it with your Mac(s).

I do... (I have to for work)... and it's not so bad as Mac evangelists tend to make it out to be. Windows XP doesn't crash all that much, although there are some errors that occur when developing that are just a bear to work with. Part of why my Windows experience is better is because I use Mozilla to block popups, Cygwin to fake UNIX, and the corporate e-mail servers and anti-virus progs generally protect the laptop from problems.

But don't say anything that reminds me of Windows 98 or earlier (Windows Protection error... shudder...)

That said, Macs look better, are more stable, and require fewer reboots to get the job done. :-)

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-Robert Guico

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