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    I love FreeBSD. Great OS. If you can run Linux you can run *BSD, and vice versa, since they both have all the traditional Unix tools (plus great tools of their own). I have a brushed-copper figurine of the FreeBSD daemon mascot "Beastie" sitting on top of my computer right now.

    The only reason I settled on Linux instead of FreeBSD is that Linux has (or had at the time) better support for use as a digital-audio workstation and for general multimedia use (digital-audio and MIDI recording, video editing and production, etc.) which as a musician and sometime composer is important to me. But FreeBSD is great!

    Getting the discussion back to the original poster's subject (the Mac) I thought it was neat when Apple chose FreeBSD from which to create MacOS X, first customizing FreeBSD to run on PowerPC CPUs (the customized FreeBSD became called Darwin), and then using Darwin as the heart of MacOS X. Now Mac users can install and use many of the same programs that FreeBSD and Linux users enjoy and rely on.
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    The only reason to have Windows on there is so you can have a separate partition to play games on. And there's no point in doing that until the Power Intel Mac comes along so you can put a decent graphics card in there.

    OS X really does embarrass XP. Just then I was wondering how to spell 'embarrass' - if I was at work I would just get dashboad up with one click and type it in the dictionary widget.

    Windows Vista (when it finally appears) looks like a rip-off of X from its screenshots to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Alvin Meister @ April 28 2006,3:24)]OS X really does embarrass XP. Just then I was wondering how to spell 'embarrass' - if I was at work I would just get dashboad up with one click and type it in the dictionary widget.

    Windows Vista (when it finally appears) looks like a rip-off of X from its screenshots to me
    I guarantee you that directx10 will seriously embarrass anything OS X could ever dream of. Thats the only thing I want from Windows Vista and when I get it, it's on.

    Some of the future games coming out for the PC running under Directx 10 will even embarrass the Xbox360 and PS3. I can't wait.
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    When I saw the specs and screenshots for Vista on the Microsoft site I honestly double-checked the URL to make sure I wasn't on some kind of spoof site. It was disheartening. The things they pass off as innovation... well, it's pretty much like the car companies passing off things like heated glove compartments as innovation. Inventing little problems to solve because they aren't cut out to solve the big ones.

    But the gaming arguments probably hold weight... reminds me of something I just read the other day: http://www.penny-arcade.com/2006/04/19 (the Boot Camp post)

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I guarantee you that directx10 will seriously embarrass anything OS X could ever dream of. Thats the only thing I want from Windows Vista and when I get it, it's on.
    You're talking about games and DirectX. I'm talking about operating systems.
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    ^^Yeah all I care about are games. The only non gaming related things I use my PC for are the net, Word 2000, and Bittorrent. I dont have any reason to use it for anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (CopcarFC @ April 28 2006,5:01)]Some of the future games coming out for the PC running under Directx 10 will even embarrass the Xbox360 and PS3. I can't wait.
    The PC always beats consoles in graphics in the long run because of nVidia and ATI battleing it out for top performance. Nothing that challenges the Xbox 360 comes out until ATI's R600 and nVidia's G80 later in the year. What are your specs? (Just curious)
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    Right now my PC is laughable. It's just powerfull enough to run Far Cry smoothly with most of the "pretty" stuff on. I'm going to build another one when the DX10 graphics cards come out. I plan on it being AMD powered with a Nvidia card and that new phisics card thing. My goal is to run Unreal '07 and that new Crytec game at full settings with no slowdown. If it can do that, then I will be happy. Although I'll also be broke.
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