Macs really catching up!

Discussion in 'Tech Heads' started by Utumno, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Utumno

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  2. Red

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    It just works
     
  3. Utumno

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  4. Sear

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    as long as mine doesn't get infected with a shitty OS, I'm good
     
  5. Agrul

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    does mac do the embedded advertising thing in osx?

    it almost feels redundant to pick up an adware malware infectiono in windows given all the embedded advertising it comes pre-packaged with

    eventually managed to turn most of that off on my main PC, but havent been able to bring myself to give a shit enough to figure it out all over again on my laptop
     
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    I have never experienced anything like that with windows. Where are you seeing these ads pal?
     
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  7. Agrul

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    on my main pc now and i've removed them, but if i remember correctly there are some, for example, embedded in the windows 10 app-based replacement for the start menu. this kind of stuff:

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    also it took me a bit to figure out how to make cortana shut the fuck up
     
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    on my laptop, where i haven't removed the embedded ads, it also detects when i turn stepmania on

    and a little sidebar notification box pops up that says something about me playing a game. dont have a picture of it handy, but looks sort of like this:

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    i think that may be an acer thing rather than a windows 10 thing but am not really sure v0v

    truly an unmanageable unimaginable dystopian OS hellscape
     
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    also apps are stupid

    everything was just fine as programs

    give me my programs back

    and get off my internet lawn
     
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    Wow I have never had anything like that. I guess I just shut off/uninstall that garbage without even noticing. I did have a minor issue with the new box and xbox play or whatever its called. But even that was a pretty easy fix.
     
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    i have all that garbage on my work and personal laptops. Like, this is a govt-issued laptop and the windows pane will advertise Minecraft. I am too lazy/inept to remove it, but I did spend 5-10 minutes trying to figure it out and couldn't.
     
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    Microsoft is doing a lot of things right these days but holy fuck whoever approved allowing ads from the OS needs to be fucking shot.

    Just terrible.
     
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    Windows 10 isn't 8/Vista levels of bad, but I still prefer OSX by a country mile. Sometimes I wonder how many people actually try both without bias and just decide for themselves.

     
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    Me, and barring severe changes in the desktop market, it will always be that way.

    It's been over a decade now I think where I have always used both daily (usually mac for work and windows for home, though that has reversed for brief periods), and I plan on always remaining multi-platform. If anything it's easier than ever before because most tools worth a fuck these days are either browser based or built on a web platform (like electron) so there is zero reason for me to ever change this pattern.

    TBH I find mac/windows bashing mostly amusing/ridiculous from people since I do this. Almost everyone overstates the benefits of one while downplaying the problems of the other.

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  18. Utumno

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    p.s. macs suck for gaming tho lol
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is actually a UI designer's worst nightmare. It's like a visual list of what not to do.

    Buttons/icons of like 15 different sizes all jumbled together, huge navigation area housing a bunch of buttons that don't serve important functions (Copy To, Rename, etc), the same font weight/size used everywhere, tiny little arrows that all do something different, and my personal favorite: the bottom-aligned navigation titles (CLIPBOARD, ORGANIZE, NEW, etc) that don't even need to exist.

    It's a beautiful mess and I want to know if Microsoft actually employs UI people or if they just have their engineers do the layouts.
     
  20. Agrul

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    i have no particular attachment to windows OS UI or OS generally; i use it because there is some software available on it (like Unity / various games) that i can't easily run in linux

    but that's the other thing: my preferred alternative is Ubuntu, not OSX