many pro-audio suites such as Protools - i would never ever ever - use in Windows, i have, but in comparison - on a Mac, it's much more robust, and reliable in a "production" environment. That is why sooo many designers/artists/musicians/etc PREFER Apple to microsoft. Many of these types of users, are not necessarily super-tech-savvy or extremely computer literate - but even if they are tech-savvy, they still prefer a platform that works as expected, and that doesn't introduce problems (like viruses, amlware,etc) that users like myself don't want to deal with and shouldn't have to when we are being creative and want to stay productive... i only want to deal with that crap if i am being paid to @ work...no windows on any of my machines at home (other than win7 in vmware). My Mac and linux machines only
MS is a gamer's platform or for office work. Macs have almost ZERO viruses and spyware (much like linux). the end-user doesn't have to worry about crap like that. Windows uses 2x the resources to run, than MacOSX Snowy does. Lion also looks much more integrated than windows8 - switching between the various UIs in OSX is simple and not divided into two seperate interfaces.... which in my opinion makes windows LESS usable than a Mac.
I also don't know a single "apple convert" who wants to go back to Windows. lol. ...and i know a lot of apple converts. My dad and I are both sysadmin's (Windows networks and Linux networks) and we both prefer Apple over Microsoft (and for me, linux over Apple, i use my Mac mainly for CS5).
as for the interface being genius or brilliant. it is neither, there's nothing new here. as other people have said that type of interface has been around for a really long time - so where is the genius then?? it might be "nice" or interesting - but thats about it.
saying it's brilliant or genius - requires it to have some innovation or outside-of-the-box approach, or maybe being different/original. - but it's not. MS is just following current trends, nothing more.
Anyway, a ton of R&D was done on this sort of thing in the 90s, when everyone was convinced that RISC was going to crush everything (which it did, after a fashion). There are companies that specialize in it. I'm sure that ARM and/or Microsoft could find someone to write a very nice emulation layer.
Last edited by Ex-Cyber; 06-08-2011 at 07:53 PM.
i agree it seems they used it too early , the new "video driver" should be the cause .
linux kernel should load ati/nv drivers and work from that point , all these drivers "nouveau" or M$ are unable to handle games and as bad as the other one .
i have to add a firmware for my hvr2200 . the file is loaded by kernel itself , the stupid is that i must be root to install this file . becoming root is not easy , so is to have my card working ....and i searched a lot before having it showing tvs .
i wonder if you computer has as many gpu as mine and is still as cold as mine
that is an A$$ ..["8
the web server inside showing temperatures
the dual chipset watercooling...
an intel board , that i never used because it is not solid enough
It's disputable, but such tasks should be just simplified and the root privileges should be still requirement, imho.may be you think some clever people create some good softwares for linux and i agree , but linux is very boring with all its "roots rules" that are not needed by most users and impeach them of doing changes example : adding a firmware in the lib folder ...
Like I said, I don't consider Gnome is a big player and I think it will become smaller and smaller. I thought I was clear. Btw. Linux has far more users than ios now.gnome is just one DE for linux. iOS in it's first year of existence has more users than Linux does.... Obviously MacOSX has more users too. (somewhere around 10X the userbase).
Gnome are only a big player, if you omit ALL other platforms.lol..you have to remember linux only holds 1-2% of the market, making gnome a very small player in the grand scheme of things, and also gnome is no longer the default DE for the most popular linux distribution <ubuntu>...
it is silly to think that gnome are big players - they aren't even close to being that.