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I've finally installed a beta of Windows Vista on Hirilonde (the Dell Inspiron 6000 I got last June). I was feeling behind the times, late early adopter that I am.


(Click on thumbnail to view full-size screenshot.)

Boy, now, that's an MacOS X GUI ripoff if I ever saw one. What's Apple's take on the look-and-feel issues - does anyone know? Are they up in arms or have they mellowed?

On a related note: Mac: Crash Different (with a point-by-point rebuttal by gondhir)

So, anybody thinking about getting a MacBook?

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Banazir

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enochmazdah
Jan. 29th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
I probably will get a MacBook, but I am leery of all bugs in this new hardware. Not to mention the high probability of bugs with the MacOS on the new hardware. Chances are I will wait at least a few months after they are in production and evaluate whether to buy that or a Lenovo Thinkpad, or maybe even an Alienware laptop.
neoookami
Jan. 29th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Some of the chip bugs are likely to be fixed by the time the MacBooks ship, same with the OS X Intel issues. Of course there's always the possibility of the MacBook itself having bugs as well. I've always been fairly lucky with first gen Mac hardware myself.
asakiyume
Jan. 29th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
Mac: Crash different
Thanks for that point-by-point rebuttal--the Mac: Crash Different video was funny, but as the wife of a Mac True-Believing husband who will not tolerate anything but Macs in the house (and who supplies the household tech support, thank goodness), it's reassuring to get the rebuttal! I'll forward it to him. And I think I'll tell him about your journal--he will like reading the notes of a fellow Mac fan.
tv_elf
Jan. 29th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
I like Macs muchly. So, I am a bit biased. the Crash Different complaints weren't far off the mark, but are easy to avoid once you know what to do/not to do.
neoookami
Jan. 29th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
Apple seems to have calmed down about their UI quite a bit lately in general. I haven't heard of them bashing OS X clone-ish theme makers for other OSes lately. A couple years ago on the other hand they were really gung-ho about keeping such themes down with cease and desist orders. As for Vista itself, I haven't heard of any Cupertino complaints. Right now it's looking like Vista's UI will be sporting even more eye candy than Tiger does, so they're probably too busy trying to figure out a way to continue to outshow them in the next major OS X release. Oddly enough though they've been trying to tame down over the Aqua revisions how blatant and distracting the effects are. So I'm not sure how that's gonna turn out.
kaladhwen
Jan. 29th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh THANK YOU!!!! The link I had to that video went bad years ago and I nearly wept. I LOVE THIS VIDEO.

gondhir may have never had any of those things happen to him...

I can swear THEY HAVE ALL HAPPENED TO ME. Repeatedly! It's why I laugh my butt off watching that video because I could just as easily be saying all that.

And what the crap is up with the color wheely of doom???? My Force I'd rather watch paint dry than EVER watch the Mac color wheely of doom spin one more rotation.

Plus I can never run more than like, 3.672 programs with 2 windows open on a mac. On a PC at any given time I'm running like 5 programs and have sometimes 10-20 windows open, just depending on what I'm doing. Only time I've had a problem is when I was running Azureus, the java/memory stealing thing.

On a Mac, I can't do that (and that's just how I use computers, with everything open that I need at once), cause it crashes. And then you try to reboot it, and you can't, and the dock thing...

Anyway. :) Yes, it all happened to me. I'll shut up about the mac vs. pc debate. ;)
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