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Got to completely rest a foot injury for the next two weeks, so no table tennis for a while and more time to browse. With my Apples.
I switched to Apple about two years ago - partly to escape dependency on my only computer guru. I have an iMac in my study and two Macbooks in the lounge. Plus two Apple TVs - devices which enable access to many optional features on the main TV screens. All is synchronised wirelessly. It has proved an excellent investment. As a regular visitor to Southampton I can get all the back up I need at my Apple store. All the kit has proved incredibly reliable and is a delight to use.
If anyone is thinking of a switch to Apple I would recommend you check it out. There's no way I will go back to a PC.
 
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Hmm im more of a linux man these days, The only windows i run is my server box, i couldnt live without exchange and its ability to push my email to wherever i want. Couple that with a good windows phone and it beats apple iphone combinations hands down.
 

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Millay said:
i couldnt live without exchange and its ability to push my email to wherever i want. Couple that with a good windows phone and it beats apple iphone combinations hands down.
Have to agree with ye there.Push mail with exchange is very convenient.
 
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Isn't Apple's OS a descendant of Solaris or some other variety of Unix? Making it a close cousin of Linux? I try to have as little to do with Windows as possible (though I keep a basic XP installation going for playing snooker on) because it's so high maintenance. Linux is a much more reliable platform in my experience and the price is right (see my location).
 
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I have had a Mac in one form or another for nearly 20 years and I love em, usability and interface is definitely tops.

Without this turning into a Mac v PC thread though I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at how stable my Vista laptop has been this last year or so, maybe I just got lucky.
 
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Arrowhead said:
Isn't Apple's OS a descendant of Solaris or some other variety of Unix?
Nope. It has a (Carnegie-Mellon) Mach kernel, and a BSD subsystem. It is therefore more of a close cousin to 'real' Unix than Linux. User experiences are comparable over the entire Un*x universe though.

The Mach kernel came from the NeXT box's operating system, which was bought from Steve Jobs when he returned to Apple. The availability of the NeXT OS was the primary reason for Apple to ask Jobs to return, since they had been struggling, unsuccessfully, to come up with a next generation OS to replace OS 9.

The Mach kernel and BSD subsystem of OSX are open source, available under the Darwin moniker. The GUI and other user experience parts are Apple proprietary.

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antdad said:
I have had a Mac in one form or another for nearly 20 years and I love em, usability and interface is definitely tops.

Without this turning into a Mac v PC thread though I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at how stable my Vista laptop has been this last year or so, maybe I just got lucky.
Oh, Vista is stable allright (probably the first WinNT version that is really stable enough for production critical environments), but its user experience still s•cks.

;-)

Henk :ugeek:
 
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