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Comment: Re:Lol... (Score 1) 246

by armanox (#48218123) Attached to: How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

On the flip side, I've loved every Mac that I've owned. I had a PPC 603 for a while (running OS 8.6), a G3 Powerbook (Clamshell), then a G4 (running 10.1 and later 10.4), which would later be replaced by a 2006 MBP (that I bought at a Hamfest in 2011 for $200, not bad). They did most of what I wanted them to do, and I usually had a Windows desktop that the gaming took place on (with the exception of the 603 that was my only computer at that time....oh the hours of Starcraft, Diablo II, and MechWarrior....), and a Windows/Linux laptop that was my *normal* system (I usually by a Windows laptop on a 4-5 year cycle).

Where was I? Oh yes, I loved all of the Macs. They had the stability that I wish Windows had, and the polish I wish Linux had. Plus commercial software support - outside of gaming (which is certainly changing) I never had an issue with the software I needed not being availible for Mac OS or OS X.

Sadly, I'm hearing that the hardware reliability has died with the newer laptop lineup. My 2006 MBP and 2007 MB are still kicking, but are showing their age at this point with more recent software (Firefox....Flash...)

Comment: Re:Very flattering... (Score 1) 112

by armanox (#48201467) Attached to: Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10

It's very much in the users hands. Generally, a release (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RHEL) sticks to the version for the OS. In Ubuntu and Debian, if you have backports enabled, it will grab newer versions of the software if it has been vetted stable by the OS team. Or you can add a developer PPA and grab the newest releases as they come. In Fedora you have the option to either add a seperate repo to yum (I've got a couple of repos on Fedora to get upstream stable rather then just the OS version) OR you can allow rawhide for certain packages/groups if you want to stay bleeding edge

Comment: Re:UNIX Philosophy (Score 5, Informative) 547

by armanox (#48189095) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

We've tried having standards in Linux before, and they were utterly ignored (Linux Standard Base). Basically, there is no reason for certain groups or developers (Red Hat (and to a lesser extent, Canonical) and developer-who-shall-not-be-named) to listen to everyone when they can do whatever they want and everyone else has to deal with it.

Comment: Re:I installed it (Score 1) 138

by armanox (#48153535) Attached to: Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas

Most of the features were not native to Windows first.

I remember using dictation on MacOS long before it worked right in Windows (I know I used it with OS 9, I think it went back further though. I don't know if my OS 8 box still boots to check).

And Spotlight wasn't new with OS X either - it is a direct decedent of Sherlock.

Apple often doesn't do things first, but they tend to do them right.

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