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Is mac more like windows or like linux?

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by PrinceRameses, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. PrinceRameses

    PrinceRameses Thread Starter

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    Is it easy to download/ do stuff, or do you have to get something like wine to make programs work?
     
  2. tomdkat

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    Yes, it's easy to download stuff and I'm not sure what is involved to get wine running on OS X. If there is a native OS X version of any given app, wine won't be needed.

    Peace...
     
  3. Serge_N_Gin

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    Have a read through this.

    I spent some time on Macs prior to the release of Mac OS X and then crossed over to Windows before returning to Mac OS 10.4. The moral of my story is that after Windows XP, I actually found Mac OS X pretty easy to pick up. The main difference was the installation of apps. But as with most computer related tasks, once you do that seemingly daunting task, you look back and realise that it wasn't that tricky after all. Most of the time, anyway ;)
     
  4. Stanhope

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    It's more like Windows than compared to something like Ubuntu. You might want to try spending some time on one in an Apple Store.
     
  5. namenotfound

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    As far as the Desktop environment look and feel, Mac OS X is more like Ubuntu which uses Gnome. Windows is more like Kubuntu which uses KDE.

    As far as functionality, Mac OS X is more like Windows. It can be very trying sometimes to get something to work on Linux. But this also has to do with the fact that a lot of software manufactures still aren't making native Linux versions of their software.

    As far as the underlined code used, Mac OS X is more like Linux. Both have a UNIX base. Same (or similar) code used in the terminal. Windows uses their own code, first it was DOS, then it was NT. Windows XP and Windows Vista both use the NT code. Windows 98 and below used the DOS code.
     
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    How so? In terms of functionality, I think all three are similar since all three perform (or can perform) the same functions.

    Peace...
     
  7. kickback999

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    I would have though it lacked the elegance of Linux, though slightly more idiot proof in some ways (Linux is getting much more user friendly now) but apart from that was more like linux than windows in every way (as it was built of a unix base) and so benefits from being faster and more secure than Windows.
    There are a lot more native programs being released for mac (and even Linux) these days but there is a mac version of wine, or crossover mac if you need some Windows compatibility.
     
  8. namenotfound

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    It's MUCH harder (and depending on the format, impossible) to view porn videos on Linux. Porn is more functional on Mac OS X or Windows. I like porn. (y)

    I can only view 50% of the porn videos I found online, when using Linux.
     
  9. tomdkat

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    Ok. :p

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