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#1541503 - 10/23/10 04:37 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Big_Al]
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Nice post UrLicht! I agree with you on most things. laugh

I use a MBP as my main machine.....with external display, USB keyboard and Magic Mouse at my desk it's a very nice desktop (especially with the memory and HDD upgrades I recently did). And I can easily grab it and go for school.

I have been experimenting with VMs though. I have three: Ubuntu 10.10, OpenSolaris 2009:006 (mad at Oracle for dumping support for this when they bought Sun out); it's a nice OS and runs very well in a virtualized environment. My work in progress is FreeBSD 8.1. I'm building X11 from source as I type this. grin

There are things to like and dislike about any OS...however based upon my Windows experience and now my experience with one flavor of Linux and two (other) flavors of Unix, OS X strikes the best balance between ease of use, powerful Unix underpinnings, and lovely GUI. Ubuntu probably comes as close as any to achieving that on the other side of things. smile

I enjoy using all of the OSes I have on my computer though. smile
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#1545672 - 10/28/10 09:15 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Big_Al]
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I have a flash drive with Slax linux that I sometimes use on the family comp. since I don't know the password (http://www.slax.org/). I've used Linux Mint, Debian, and Slackware, and ended up with Windows 7 as my main operating system after destroying my slackware :p

I forgot to compile the modules, so neither mouse or keyboard worked on X11. When I identified the issue, after many forced rebootings, I couldn't connect to the internet, neither with the new nor theo ld kernel.

I think Mac is good for art but mostly useless for gaming and such, and they're much more expensive than PCs, however, it's much more stable and "out-of-the-box" for music production. I think.


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#1546128 - 10/29/10 11:03 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Big_Al]
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I've a pc because it is cheaper to buy and to upgrade, but if I had more money to spent I would bought a Mac..
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