Are you in the Android clan?5 posts
Phone: iPhone 4S
Tablet: iPad 3
Computer: rMBP 15"
Phone: No idea what terrible phones Verizon will get, but hopefully Moto X
Tablet: Nexus 7 II + iPad 5
Computer: rMBA + hopefully retina iMac.
6 days ago
As a developer, let me tell you that what they announced today does not accurately reflect Mavericks. I have the beta now, and since I am under NDA, I can’t reveal much. However, I can say that there are lots of under-the-hood improvements. It is insanely fast and now boots under 10s on my rMBP. The UI got small tweaks, and the app updates are really good.
Windows 8 under-the-hood improvements were nowhere near this. The power monitoring stuff they have is amazing and the APIs are really good too.
9 days ago on OSX "Sea Lion?" "Mavericks?" Either Way, Snooze-ola. 1 reply 2 recommends
QPI is 25.6 GB/s so approximately about 8 times as fast as Thunderbolt 2.0. QPI is not even half-saturated, so they can definitely get away with 2 Thunderbolt 2 cables for a CPU. Same for PCI-E which is 15.75 GB/s, but with a powerful GPU, it is almost fully saturated.
Interesting shoes…. The right looks significantly bigger than the left.
10 days ago on John Gruber says he hasn't been in the dark this much since the original iPhone 1 reply 4 recommends
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In the next 3-4 years, the real fight in laptop PCs will be between Lenovo, Asus, and Samsung.
All three have the potential to make really great things.
OSX is better than Windows cause Apple said so"
Yeah, that just shows you are actually trolling. Try actually reading that forum post.
And when you buy a Macbook with a haswell chip that requires a touchscreen and you start to use the touchscreen more than the trackpad
What are you talking about. Ultrabooks require touch screens, not any laptop that Apple makes.
I obviously mean for a touchscreen that is vertical, trackpad gestures are much easier to use. Some convertible laptops allow the screen to lie flat so it is more ergonomic, but in general use, a trackpad that works well (aka Mac trackpads) is better than reaching up onto the screen to touch it.
The point is you use these inputs in combination and it soon becomes so obvious which inputs work best and efficiently on certain tasks and functions. This became apparent to me, for example if you are viewing, zooming and switching between photos, or if you are browsing and you need to follow a link or flick back and forth between pages.
You do realize that these are all better implemented on a trackpad, at least on OS X. The OS X trackpad almost acts like a flat touchscreen. Pinch to zoom works well, and you can swipe between pages/photos effortlessly.
14 days ago on Convince me to buy a Windows 8 laptop over a Macbook 1 reply 2 recommends
Well, if you cannot provide any evidence that they do exist, or at least try a machine to see if they actually do exist, they might as well not exist.
Initially, there may have been software problems, but as far as I can tell, they have been fixed.
“Windows Phone doesn’t need x”
“Android is awful and laggy”
“Windows 8 is great because x”
“Windows 8 is horrible because x”
“Balmer is ….”
And anything that involves an anecdote followed by a blanket statement
It is funny because it is used to support WP, but at the same time destroys the Windows marketshare argument.
14 days ago on Most overused phrases & expressions in Microsoft Tribe [just for fun] 1 reply 9 recommends
You could do the exact same thing with a 19×12 screen without scaling artifacts, you’d get even better battery life and better performance. And no, it doesn’t provide more space if you’re using 150% scaling at 1920 in Windows.
DPI scaling produces no artifacts for a properly supported app. And you can choose to gain more space, up to the full 2880×1800 if you have good eyes.
Also, not to be a dick, but if you think the GUI performance with HD 4000 is smooth, I question your ability to accurately judge the quality of the experience.
Maybe you should actually use the device before passing judgement. Webkit on OS X using Integrated graphics is smooth, Sublime is smooth, office is smooth, and that is all I can ask for wimpy integrated graphics.
My Brief Version:
OS X is better for me as a CS student and developer
- Zsh + Unix > Powershell + NT
- Easier to getting different languages and compilers working on OS X
- Good Dev community support for Mac
- Can run every OS I want
OS X is better for me as a web and print designer
- fonts appear as realistic as possible, look amazing at hiDPI
- Support for PSD, AI, etc with quick look
- Many design apps on Mac like Sketch and Pixelmator
OS X is better as a general OS for everyday work
- Workspace management is better with exposé, multi desktop, full screen app switching
- better file support with Quick Look/ Preview (did you guys know quick look is extensible, I added markdown and code coloring support for mine)
- Alfred/Spotlight > Windows search
- Great app selection and dev support (highlighted by quick support for hiDPI)
- General speed, stability, and included tools are a plus
If you guys want the long version, ask me, but it may take a while.
I think he is just asking why OS X is better for some people who have used Windows as an opinion, backed up with some evidence. I am sure there will be an eventually some will post that this whole thread is an opinion so it doesn’t matter.
Inversely, there are endless seas of ignorant Windows users.
Case in point, there are ignorant users of every platform.
They finally added this in Windows 8. It is hilarious how bad the file support is on Windows in comparison to OS X.
Ha, called it.
He looks Brazillian to me. Plus his name kinda gives it away.
Hurray, I have the exact same workspace as a 7 year old notebook,
Umm, you can choose what resolution you want to work with on OS X and Windows. On my rMBP, I use 1920 × 1200 on Windows at 150% scaling, and use 1680×1050 on OS X. If anything, it provides more space, and you can choose which DPI level to work with on Windows.
but it takes 3x the GPU to get the same performance, and a more power hungry backlight to boot.
Well, Intel HD graphics are really slow and support hi-dpi displays well. It is all smooth for me, and the GT 650M is there for when I play Civ 5 or when I am using photoshop.
And it is funny that the rMBP lasts a long time for a laptop as small as it is. It has much better battery life than other laptops of its size. When IGZO screens come out, battery life will see major improvement from its already excellent levels.
Why do you hate hiDPI screens so much? Have you even used one on a computer lately?
I already wrote a post about it. The math and explanation of DisplayPort 1.2 are in the post.
Nevermind I thought you meant Windows was more open than OS X. I guess I misread your statement.
Yeah that is similar to how I got one. I had to do some Ruby on Rails work and my choice was either Ubuntu or OS X. Ubuntu couldn’t run some apps I needed so I chose OS X. Ignorance played a big part with my sole use of Windows beforehand.
If you don’t mind me asking, what do you do for work?
Google and Adobe have absolute no trouble selling anything. Oracle is still king of databases AFAIK.
I am not a large business owner. I am small business owner so my needs are different, but I think it is a bit disingenuous to say OS X or Unix based platforms are not used extensively when the most important tech companies in the world, except MS, use OS X or Unix based tools.
just that they are the most open OS
Did you not get that this was the point I was arguing against. OS X is more open than Windows. Much of OS X is open sourced. You cannot say that for Windows and its NT kernel. The amount of developers does not make something more open. If that was true, then iOS would be more open than Android.
Umm, OS X is more open than Windows. You can actually get the kernel source for OS X. Can someone point me to the source for NT?