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VISTA and OS X are not the same. 2854

My Dell friend switched to Mac
Apple shipped 1.33 million Macs in the quarter ending June 30, 2006. It was their best Mac quarter ever. Jobs noted that the Mac's growth rate was...

Windows Vista has hundreds of new features, such as

* an updated graphical user interface and visual style dubbed Windows Aero - eye candy

* improved searching technology - not an amazing achievement on Windows, whose current search technology sucks.

* new multimedia creation tools, - ooooh, just like GarageBand, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD?

* and completely redesigned networking, - Oh, God! Not again! They got it mostly right in Windows 2000. Maybe they can have a real Location Manager this time, as Mac has had for about a decade.

* audio, - I guess they didn't get it right the first time.

* print - I guess they didn't get it right the first time.

* and display sub-systems. - I guess they didn't get it right the first time.

* Vista also aims to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network using peer-to-peer technology, making it easy to share files, pbuttword settings, and digital media between computers and devices. - An expensive version of Zeroconf-Bonjour

My Dell friend switched to Mac 33HumfHSaKlA~jG9gd
Tim Murray wrote (in article I'm in the same boat, but not quite there yet. I started out long before the IBM PC and "clones" showed up, but went down the...

* For developers, Vista also has an entirely new development API, called WinFX, based on the .NET framework, which aims to make it significantly easier for developers to write high-quality applications than with WinFX's predecessor, Win32. - I thought .NET was supposed to make it easy...

* High-end editions of Vista are expected to include Microsoft's Virtual PC technology, so that previous versions of Windows can be run simultaneously with Windows Vista on the same machine, with a view to running applications incompatible with Windows Vista. - Oh. Just like the 68k emulation layer and Clbuttic.

Microsoft's primary stated goal with Vista, however, has been to improve the state of security in the Windows operating system. ... Microsoft prioritized improving the security of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 above finishing Windows Vista, which has significantly delayed its completion.

I'm not terribly impressed. I've had all that stuff on OS X since, oh, 10.2 or so.


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