Forum: Ruby on Rails RE: Why Macs instead of AMD or Intel ? Just curious

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6ff739ae9ebd9522b6bac69ed2e7d25f?d=identicon&s=25 Dean Matsueda (Guest)
on 2006-02-01 21:14
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> Wanna know why I bought my Powerbook? When I close the lid --
> it sleeps. When I open the lid -- it wakes up, within a
> couple seconds.
> And when it wakes up -- it resumes whatever it was doing when
> I put it to sleep. Downloading a file? Resumed. Building an
> XCode project?
> Resumed. It just works.

Yes, that to me is why I've always loved Macs (since System 7): It Just
Works.  But, I think one big selling point is the incredibly fast
boot-times.  My 1.33Ghz G4 Powerbook: from the time the GUI sub-system
is initiated until my desktop appears is 4 seconds, thanks to Tiger's
launchd.

It's a combination of all these little things that are done so well on
the Mac that just makes it an amazingly pleasant experience using it and
worth every single penny that I've paid for it.
00973881979aa0a660ffbbb2f7a907fb?d=identicon&s=25 Peter De Berdt (Guest)
on 2006-02-01 23:46
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On 01 Feb 2006, at 21:13, Dean Matsueda wrote:

> Works.  But, I think one big selling point is the incredibly fast
> boot-times.  My 1.33Ghz G4 Powerbook: from the time the GUI sub-system
> is initiated until my desktop appears is 4 seconds, thanks to Tiger's
> launchd.
>
> It's a combination of all these little things that are done so well on
> the Mac that just makes it an amazingly pleasant experience using
> it and
> worth every single penny that I've paid for it.

Exactly, that's why I also wouldn't want to get real work done on a
Windows machine. Basically, both Windows and MacOS share the same
features systemwise, but the experience is completely different. On
my Mac, I always know what I'm doing, where I'm going and it's going
to work and keep working. All of my "Windows friends" are always
stumped by the amount of freeware and shareware apps I install on my
Mac. Well, I just like to experiment and don't fear getting some
nasty malware app installed (or see Ad-aware pop up). All these apps
also seem to follow the interface guidelines better than a lot of
Windows shareware out there, it feels "Mac", no matter if it's
commercial, shareware, freeware, open source. I just love Adium,
Quicksilver, iTerm, Snapz Pro, BBEdit and TextMate, all of them are
either free or cheap shareware.

I also never shut down my Powerbook, I just put it to sleep. I can't
remember the last time I actually used the Shutdown... command. I
guess the only time I would use it, is if I had to replace some RAM.


Best regards

Peter De Berdt
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