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http://www.freshbite...45936_11096.htm

As a Mac user, I found this pretty funny because it's partially true - at least before the transition to Intel.
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Yes, but look at the prices! :)

And the games! :)

*Troy would prefer the PC... :)
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*JT would too

At least PC's have decent graphics! :)

:)

Edited by jt1990, 30 October 2008 - 02:28 PM.

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Apple is a master at marketing and little else. Even their MP3 players are lackluster, yet everyone jumps for them.
I'd choose PC any day of the week, there would be no hesitation in my decision.
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It's sarcastic in one of the mac commercials that microsoft is using most of the money towards advertising vista. Isn't apple doing exactly the same thing? This is just hilarious. Who would buy a computer of any kind from apple when you can get a 2x~3x faster PC about the same price?

Oh and btw, james, are you the "james_8970" on ncix?
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This is just hilarious. Who would buy a computer of any kind from apple when you can get a 2x~3x faster PC about the same price?



Maybe it is because BASH is absurdly superior to DOS? Or maybe it is Because the BSD kernel is better than the Windows kernel? But then again, Apple didn't even write it and you can install BSD on a PC for free....

Edited by Titan8990, 05 November 2008 - 01:36 PM.

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I would love a PC any day over a MAC
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I would love a PC any day over a MAC



Your avatar kind of gives that away.
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Maybe it is because BASH is absurdly superior to DOS? Or maybe it is Because the BSD kernel is better than the Windows kernel? But then again, Apple didn't even write it and you can install BSD on a PC for free....


You saved yourself there... Mac vs. PC, not Mac vs. Windows PC. Linux and Unix are valid flavors of the PC. What happens if you compare a Unix PC vs a Mac? You have pretty much the same software, but better hardware on the PC right?
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You saved yourself there... Mac vs. PC, not Mac vs. Windows PC. Linux and Unix are valid flavors of the PC. What happens if you compare a Unix PC vs a Mac? You have pretty much the same software, but better hardware on the PC right?



Basically.... The only advantage I would see the MAC having is that it is the only OS that has a dock which is not buggy. Although, Avant-Window-Navigator as came a long way, it still has many issue. Don't even want to talk about the dock options for Windows....
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This is just hilarious. Who would buy a computer of any kind from apple when you can get a 2x~3x faster PC about the same price?



Maybe it is because BASH is absurdly superior to DOS? Or maybe it is Because the BSD kernel is better than the Windows kernel? But then again, Apple didn't even write it and you can install BSD on a PC for free....

Actually, DOS went away with Windows ME (not that the average user ever uses command shells...) and Mac OS X is based on XNU, which is part Mach and part BSD.

Sometimes I just want to call Apple and remind them... a Mac is a personal computer (PC)!
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Actually, DOS went away with Windows ME (not that the average user ever uses command shells...) and Mac OS X is based on XNU, which is part Mach and part BSD.


The Windows CLI is heavily DOS based. When you open up cmd.exe, it is more or less a basic DOS shell. They are currently trying to replace DOS with their new Windows Power Shell.


I was unaware that Apple wrote their own kernel for MAC OS X. I had the understanding that it was a copy and paste of the BSD kernel.


I live by CLI. Suppose I am not the average user.
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Actually, cmd.exe is a native program built for NT-based systems. It attempts to act like a DOS-like CLI, but it is not one. The Windows CLI hasn't been an actual DOS program (COMMAND.COM) since Windows ME. You can read more about it here.

You can read more about XNU (Mac OS X's kernel) here.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought XP had both cmd.exe and command.com...

When you open up cmd.exe, it is more or less a basic DOS shell.


If cmd.exe is an upgrade to command.com then I would consider that to be "more or less" the same thing... Maybe not the EXACT same thing, but that is why you use phrases like "more or less"...
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Yes, I think it's use is close enough to be considered the same by the end user. I downloaded a DOSBox emulator in Linux to play around with and the commands were the same as cmd.exe. From what I have seen DOS seriously lacks a command line text editor such as vi or nano (nano would be my personal favorite).


cmd.exe seems to be the same as the terminals that are emulated in Linux or in MAC. It is not an "official" BASH shell either but a emulation: xterm. Does not seem to be the case in the Gnome Desktop environment, however: Gnome Terminal.
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