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post #76 of 106
Bring this up to avoid shitting the other threads.

From http://www.honestforum.com/hf-chat/1...-facelift.html

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Originally Posted by Mihalis View Post
also, shit like this shouldn't happen

True, this is a disgrace, also the BLOG/MALL/FORUM tabs in the top right can mess up if your browser width is not enough.

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Originally Posted by SevenKid0505 View Post
That kind of stuff never happens to me but, then again, I have a real computer that is designed to be functional as opposed to cute and trendy in a coffee house.
Not everyone use their computers in coffee houses.

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Originally Posted by Mihalis View Post
no thats because windows users always make their browser full screen...i keep mine as a reasonable width/height so i can actually be productive in other applications

i should not have to make my browser 1000px wide to use the site :\
Fullscreen exist because the old computer screens were low in resolution, in our age of 20"+ screens it's ridiculous to use fullscreen, waste of real estate.

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Originally Posted by Anton View Post
Multitasking = Lies!

And anyways, I don't see how I can watch porn, surf HF, and write a paper at the same time.


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Originally Posted by blm14 View Post
Also because most windows users have long ago learned that ALT-tab and CONTROL-tab are a perfect way to keep many windows open and not get confused, lost, or lose productivity.

Whereas most apple users STILL don't know about APPLE-tab. <sigh>
I admit that apple-tab is copied from alt-tab (shift-tab, etc) of windows, but I never use it in OS X since we have Exposé already. Why would I want to go through my applications one by one in a order (in XP, in OS X you can click on the app you want to use on the apple-tab list).

Alt-tab, or its variant windows-tab in Vista, can be thought of finding the program you want in a linear fashion, such as when you open a file cabinet and flip through the files one by one to file one you want, while Exposé is spreading all your files on a table so you can choose the one you need at a glance (without the hassle of putting the files back together after).

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Originally Posted by Afro1989 View Post
whoa, WTF?! Cool.

I find exposé to be very useful in the same way.

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Originally Posted by blm14 View Post
Microsoft has had such features built in since windows 95 (Keyboard shortcuts for Windows if you're interested). Occasionally they do innovate, shockingly.

Yet another example of why most people buy Macs because they don't really want to take the time to learn how to use a computer to its fullest extent.
Most of the windows shortcut were taken from apple. Before Mac standardized the most keyboard shortcut such as copy/paste/save apple-c/apple-v/apple-s, Microsoft programs used their own shortcuts depending on the company and it was a huge mess.

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Command Control Confusion.
Merging the conventions of the 80s Mac and the 70s Apple II also resulted in the control key being left to perform terminal emulation functions, while the command key was kept unique to commands used in the graphical desktop environment.

Standard Apple key combinations, such as Command O to open a file, had no equal in the mixed up world of DOS, where every app invented its own key combinations. To simply open a file:

WordPerfect used the command F7 + 3.
WordStar used Ctrl + K + O.
Lotus 1-2-3 used / to open the menu, W for Workspace + R for Retrieve.
Microsoft Word used Esc to open the menu, T for Transfer + L for Load.
When Microsoft delivered Windows as its copycat, competing version of the Mac desktop for DOS users, it simply mapped the standard key commands Apple had originated–including the familiar Command S, Z, X, C, V for save, undo, cut, copy, paste–to control key combinations on the PC. This was another shortsighted PC mistake that would become an unsolvable annoyance for users.
Source: How Apple Keyboards Lost a Logo and Windows PCs Gained One — RoughlyDrafted Magazine

Another personal thing I have with window using ctrl as shortcut key is... it's pretty un-ergonomic to position your left hand's pinky to hold the ctrl key in the corner while you try to use your middle/index finger for c/v for copy/paste. I have had to copy/paste tons of things when I was working as a programmer before and my hand did not like it.
post #77 of 106
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Originally Posted by exhausted View Post
Most of the windows shortcut were taken from apple. Before Mac standardized the most keyboard shortcut such as copy/paste/save apple-c/apple-v/apple-s, Microsoft programs used their own shortcuts depending on the company and it was a huge mess
And apple stole them from Xerox. The purpose of my post was not to start a chicken-and-egg argument about who came up with the idea first but rather to point out that Mac users DONT EVEN KNOW ABOUT SUCH OPTIONS even though either O/S has offered them forever.
post #78 of 106
my $500 quad core dell i got last year is still working well
post #79 of 106
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Originally Posted by notfrostyjosh View Post
my $500 quad core dell i got last year is still working well
+1. Spending 15 minutes researching and installing a couple of free software packages will prevent your PC from ever having problems.
post #80 of 106
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Originally Posted by blm14 View Post
And apple stole them from Xerox. The purpose of my post was not to start a chicken-and-egg argument about who came up with the idea first but rather to point out that Mac users DONT EVEN KNOW ABOUT SUCH OPTIONS even though either O/S has offered them forever.
And you learned about alt-tab in windows because you read the windows manual? Most keyboard shortcuts beside the ones from the file menu are not really listed explicitly anywhere, of course most people don't know all of them, especially since expose is more commonly used in OS X. But I would have thought most "switcher" would have tried to do a alt-tab in OS X by accident (but cmd key is at alt's place) from old habit and ended up pressing cmd-tab and "discovering it."

I doubt many mac users know the mac equivalent of "ctrl-alt-del".


Also, I like how most of you think people buy apple for hardware (omg wowz you can get 4x better computer for same price at dell). It's all about OS X.

Yes, a $20 000 toyota can accomplish the same task as a $120 000 mercedes (go from point A to B), so why do people buy mercedes?
post #81 of 106
don't cry, exhausted
post #82 of 106
i just find it somewhat amusing when people are so crazy about macs. i really dont care what anyone buys but if you ask my opinion i would tell you to get a "PC" (personal computer arent we all?) because theyre so much cheaper. apples "next generation" of laptops come with 1gb of ram for $1000 which seems a little ridiculous for 2009. you could walk into best buy today and pick up Acer 15.6" CrystalBrite Dual Core T3200. 2GB, 160GB, Wireless N, DVD-RW Combo Drive, Full Keypad $399 Best Buy Starts 12/7 - SlickDeals.net Forums for $400 or get this from dell for $600 Dell Latitude E6400: Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz, 14" WXGA Display, 1GB DDR2, 80GB HDD, WiFi, CDRW/DVD, 9-Cell Battery, 3-Year Warranty, Vista Basic $591 - SlickDeals.net Forums.
post #83 of 106
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Originally Posted by ri0tp00f View Post
don't cry, exhausted
I won't, but I have to buy walmart jeans at boxing day to save up for my next expensive mac.
post #84 of 106
Prefer design over function, get a mac.

Prefer function over design, get a linux box

Prefer the standard, get windows xp (not vista... never vista)*







*Calm down, I'm joking
post #85 of 106
OS X actually underwhelms me. The problem is that it's just an xwindows skin. I've been using unix for over 10 years and there are other variants that I like more. MacOS is hardly a second-coming of operating systems.

My problem with most mac users is that they assume that apple's operating system IS some kind of $120,000 mercedes. It aint.
post #86 of 106
I agree OS X can underwhelm the hardcore geeks, but that's because it's more of a balance between functionality and design.
post #87 of 106
I heard using OSX impresses the ladies!
post #88 of 106
I thought XP would impress them more because it's more phallic.
post #89 of 106
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Originally Posted by exhausted View Post
I agree OS X can underwhelm the hardcore geeks, but that's because it's more of a balance between functionality and design.
I'd say about 80% design. Every time I need to use a mac I find myself spending 90% of the time in terminal.
post #90 of 106
unix underwhelming? :X
post #91 of 106
No, the MacOS xwindows skin is underwhelming.
post #92 of 106
x11? who uses that? :P
post #93 of 106
The vast majority of people using home computers only surf the net, check email,do some word processing and play media files. Gamers just need a box with a good display adapter.

Any recent day machine loaded with any OS can handle those tasks with no problem.

Fast machines with extreme processing power and loads of memory are a complete waste for the average user.
post #94 of 106
The average user could get by with an eMachine. I am going to go ahead and posit that most people reading this thread are a rung above that
post #95 of 106
I would never wish an e-machine on anyone. The crap hard drives break in about a year and the people who aren't smart enough to avoid an e-machine, aren't smart enought to back up their hard drives.

post #96 of 106
Don't get me started on backup. I am a backup admin at work, and if I had any data I actually cared about at home, I would have a RAID-5 NAS and a DLT-S4 superloader3 used in conjunction with a bootlegged copy of veritas.

As is I make due with retrospect pro at work...
post #97 of 106
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Originally Posted by blm14 View Post
. I am going to go ahead and posit that most people reading this thread are a rung above that
most people reading this thread have made their minds up a loooooong time ago and will not be swayed by anything or anyone. My comment was a general one.
post #98 of 106
i need to buy a drobo
post #99 of 106
I enjoy using OSX over Windows.

Simple as that
post #100 of 106
I think Macs are for pussies. As a PC gamer, i absolutely cannot use a Mac. For the price you are getting slower specs and I like to build my computers and you can't do that with a mac. Using Windows Vista and have no problems with it.
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