Macs aren't the devil! | Posted by Brent on Jun 03rd 05 01:00 AM
It seems like the people of today (or at least the ones I know) all have an expressed distaste against macs. I am, or was part of that group of people until I learned that Macs are great with thier volatile memory (ram), and on top of that the interface is damn sexy!
Sure I am having a few troubles as I write this not being able to use ctrl-c, v, x, and the home/end keys as they are used in Windows, but I am generally pleased with this machine. Macs don't have nearly as many viruses as windows, and the system preferences interface is all-in-one. Not a control panel with some 3rd party portions that hardware's creators may or may not place on the panel.
Another thing, a mac has found the best ways to handle what windows has so much trouble with. Instead of installing winzip, you install a helper application (a filetype reader, etc) with the name of winzip that interprets to the mac what the file is created. And there are these things called widgets that you press f12 it brings them up and hides all your applications that are running, there are weather, calculators, calenders, a wikipedia one; you name it, there is probably a widget for that. It is a lot better than waiting for a commonly used application to load, and probably even more time to find it on your start menu/desktop waiting for that to load. Did I mention there is absolutely no delay when i press f12 and those widgets showing up? And f11 moves your applications "off the screen" so you can see your desktop, press f11 again and they return where they were. Did I mention there is no "flashing" when the pages are redrawn because of the double buffering the UI has? F10/F11 seem to keep your focused application in a hardcore mode, possiby keeping it processing faster than others and keeping focus, didn't check into it.
Macs are great, I actually would not mind having one. Now for the game developers to start making games, maybe a c++ to whatever the powerpc's primary programming language is converter will bring the satisfaction of gaming to Macintosh? Maybe it is because there is no DirectX, or maybe no need for one because there is some other system for 3D?
Well whatever the case, for non-gaming activity macs own, no, pwn --they run a version of unix since osx-- a window system any day. It's beautiful, it's fast, and im sure with a little time it would be easier to use.
QUOTE(mac g4 hardware overview)
Machine Name: Power Mac G4
Machine Model: PowerMac3,5
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 933 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 2 MB
Memory: 640 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.3.3f2
Serial Number: XB2220EFM1X
Sales Order Number: 0100607318XB2220EFM1X
P.S. it took less than oh 1 second to get this hardware overview and i even had to right click to copy/paste because ctrl-c and such dont work, i dare you to try that on a windows pc.