Apple OSX vs Microsoft Vista

Mexico
February 18, 2007 12:09pm CST
Who do you think will win? I'm a Mac user and Vista doesn't seem impressive at all. It even looks scary for the system specifications haha. Still, I must admit it has some nice things. I'm still waiting for what Mac 10.5 will look and feel like, but for the time being there's only a preview on Apple's page. Which one do you think will win as a better OS? With the rise of internet applications (for those where you only need a good browser), do you even think a OS that heavy is even necessary?
5 responses
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Well MacOSX is definitely a better OS than Vista. However, it will never win. Why? It only runs on proprietary Mac computers. Vista will run on any PC. Besides, Windows XP is way better than Mac OS. It's possible that Vista will eventually be better, but I doubt it.
• Mexico
4 Mar 07
Actually with the coming of Universal Binary about a year and a half ago you can run Mac on most PC computers, but it's kind of difficult to install it. As for Vista, Apple made a good move giving the ability to it's users of installing any Windows running natively. Which of course, catches the attention of PC users that want also a computer that has all the benefits Macs and they can run Windows too if they want to. However most of them end up turning to Mac at the end. I'm at a Mac forum and there has been a lot of new Mac users right after that, so I'm not just talking. What do you mean by saying XP is better than OSX? I used to be in XP and OSX is definitely a better OS than XP, XP crashes, it has a million security flaws, you have to update every 2 seconds and the computer works on itself, it hardly lets you do anything to personalize it unless you use outside software. The real only good thing I've found of Microsoft from that time is Office, which does kicks iWork's booty. Nonetheless, I believe Vista vs Tiger is a fair comparison, since Leopard is coming soon, and we'll see how it manages to break through with all the "new" things announced on Vista. I hope Leopard starts in 3 seconds haha.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I respect your opinion, and I agree, now that Macs can run Windows they are definitely getting alot more users, or at least people who are willing to try Mac out. I disagree with you on customizing though. Windows XP is very easy to customize. I've never used any third party software to customize XP and I have it just the way I want it. I feel it's Mac OSX that locks the user out of the OS to prevent customization beyond simple things like wallpaper and sounds.
• Mexico
5 Mar 07
What? are you kidding me? you can change almost everything in the GUI on OSX, there are just a few things you cannot do, but there are third party apps to do it. And note that these are few things.
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
Vista is very unpractical coz it needs a big amount of memory to operate. before i wanted to have a vista as a replacement for my windows professional but i think this works just fine. as for the other one, i've never used apple before.
@dogfish (13)
18 Feb 07
Im a mac user as well. Vista hasnt received much praise as far as I have heard, so isnt impressive to me either. However, I think that a new mac ins quite unnecessary, at Tiger has come out quite recently. But I believe that windows would always come out on top, because of program compatibility.
• United States
17 Aug 07
YE. Im another Mac user- im not an computer Spec Person. But i realy dont like the Vista-- in my own experince it has caused my cpu to crash more. =\ whata bummer =[
@0888ip (269)
• Romania
15 Apr 07
Woow WIndows Vista.. what a hot subject i can say. I have talked a lot in my area with many of my friends and all of them had only positive thoughts about it. I can say that i was blow off by this new windows system. Some things certainly lack to it but this new look which Microsoft has incorporated in it certainly do the money you would give for it. I have waited this new system for 2 weeks and here i am using it. It was pretty hard for me to buy it because in my area it can't be found. So i had to ask a friend from another part of my country to order me. I am so happy using it and all i have are only words of gratitdue. I post here a short description about VISTA. Windows Vista contains hundreds of new features; some of the most significant include an updated graphical user interface (GUI) and visual style dubbed Windows Aero, improved searching features, new multimedia creation tools such as Windows DVD Maker, and completely redesigned networking, audio, print, and display sub-systems. Vista also aims to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network using peer-to-peer technology, making it easier to share files and digital media between computers and devices. For developers, Vista includes version 3.0 of the .NET Framework out of the box. The .Net Framework makes it significantly easier for developers to write high-quality applications than with the traditional Windows API. I think Vista because i hadn't seen the macOs at work