Leopard (Mac OSX ver. 10.5)
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Posted 6/28/07
I don't think this topic exists, but I just want to know people's opinions on Apple's latest OS.

You know, if Windows plans on updating their OS, they might as well take a cue from Apple and realize that you have to do so much more than simply update the look of your operating system. That and the fact that some concepts (like their Gadgets) are shamless imitations of Apple Widgets, Apple goes further with many innovative features that will really give Windows a run for their money.

Check it out and tell me what you think. :D

http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/

Among some of the amazing features, Quicklook and Stacks come as a great innovation for me. The new Finder also has an iTunes format, which makes everything look slick and easy at the same time. I must say, I'm itching to get my new mac once this OS comes out.
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Posted 6/28/07
looks really cool.. sick, but i just got a vista.. i don't have money to buy this one.
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Posted 6/28/07
^ I know what you mean, and that's why I've taken an interest into understanding how to do just that. :P

Today, I met up with a programmer friend who was delighted to find out that he could program just as he could on his linux in my mac. I've also seen several articles in Mac World magazines dedicated to "understanding the code", so I guess if you "really" want to dig up the true power of an OS, you should get down and dirty to the code.

But still, I've always found the code confusing and hard to understand...
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Posted 6/28/07

edsamac wrote:

^ I know what you mean, and that's why I've taken an interest into understanding how to do just that. :P

Today, I met up with a programmer friend who was delighted to find out that he could program just as he could on his linux in my mac. I've also seen several articles in Mac World magazines dedicated to "understanding the code", so I guess if you "really" want to dig up the true power of an OS, you should get down and dirty to the code.

But still, I've always found the code confusing and hard to understand...


That's 'cause Mac OSX is built around a UNIX kernel (BSD, I believe.) That was the big change from OS-9 to OSX. For those who are into it, you can 'go under the covers' with UNIX commands, etc.

@'jay - You can modify OSX in the same manner you can modify any UNIX system.

RE: "Understanding the code ..." Do you want to use your computer or program it? Yes, computer code can be difficult to understand ... I know because I've spent 37 years reading, writing, and understanding it.
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^ Isn't based on OpenStep/Darwin?

>.< I'm not talking about Macs today. Their latest Macbook Firmware has screwed up the optical drive, and my install disk is busted. Expect me to be in a foul mood after tonight's attack on AppleCare. Those damn phone jockeys have never done anything for me unless threatened.
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Posted 6/28/07
I wanted to purchase this one..I think mine's now, sucks...I should of gotten a PC, shoo...That way I wouldn't have to be like on Google or Yahoo searching for infos on this question, "How to download movies for free?" LOL. But I understand this thread is sort of old...Now there's the Leopard? ...So weird, though....Ahahah...Well, I didn't purchase the CD that supposedly trains you how to use the MAC...You know, the tutorial? Yup...Too expensive...

BTW, MushroomJay, you have a weird picture on..it's kind of....funny...LOL. Well ttyl.

Don't double post, and apparently everyone thinks Pete Burns is weird. He's fucking awesome though.
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Posted 6/28/07
Every since I saw the video a few months ago, I made my father promise to get this as our first Mac Computer. I use a labtop, Mac of course. The time machine looks amazing.
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Posted 6/28/07
@ Jorlwind: Darwin was the original name of the Terminal Program and is still used to refer to it. :)

@ MJ & Simpleeme88: Many of the functions are rather easy to recall, and when you get the hand of it, it's very simple. I think people get intimidated because the apple mouse has no right-click, but when you see how the system is designed, they look at it that you keep one hand on the keyboard, so you just hold down the control button and click to right-click. Plus, if you can't get the hang of that, then just get a Mighty Mouse, which has a left click, or any other mouse. It will work. :)

@ SennyuMegami: Time machine is only useful if you have an obscenely large Harddrive, or if you have an external harddrive. I'd prefer having Time machine back up on an external harddrive to relieve the internal HD of any clutter. Plus, in the even that the PC needs to be reformatted, everthing will be safe in the external HD. In fact, if you look at the demo video, the HD they used was an external fire wire HD.
Posted 6/28/07
Time machine scares the crap out of me. WTF Big Brother!

Boot Camp FTW
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Posted 6/28/07
If the mac actually support the games I play, I would actually get one..
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Posted 6/28/07
^ install Windows in the mac and you're all set. :lol:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/features/bootcamp.html

(honestly... that image with XP on the desktop of a MacBook scares me... )

But that's something I'd never do. For one thing, I think Windows is a load of bull... but that's just my opinion. Plus, Windows will run natively, so it won't run slowly as if it were running on a virtual space (as is the common complaint of people who tried Virtual PC on their macs). Of course, since it runs natively, the mac will be suceptible to the same problems that Windows users have to deal with... ugh.
Posted 6/28/07
Partitions! You have your work (mac) partition and your play (windowz) partition and you keep them apart so your work half is not weak like PC.

I'm doing the same right now with user accounts and Virtual PC. Except Virtual PC makes me cry in shame.
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Posted 6/28/07
^ True. I gave up on Virtual PC alltogether once I discovered how pitiful it is...
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