A DualKernel OS?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 5, 2009
Alright, dual- and quad-core processors are becoming more and more common every day, almost to the point that any PC you get has at least a dual-core. I started thinking about the evolution of computers towards multiple core processors when I thought of something else: Will we someday see an age of dual- and quad-kernel operating systems?
I think there could be some advantages to a dual-kernel OS, in particular with compatibility and stability. An OS with two Linux kernels might not be much better than a single Linux kernel when it comes to compatibility, but imagine being able to run Linux and BSD applications at the same time because one kernel is Linux, the other is BSD, and they each handle their own programs on one screen at the same time. This would be similar to a virtual machine, but not in that both types of applications are being run natively and neither kernel depends on the other to work. It also might help stability if the two can work individually. Let's say that a Lin
Ubuntu vs OS X
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 27, 2011
I am contemplating moving completely to Ubuntu in the future but I have grown pretty accustomed to OS X. Keynote, Aperture, and Final Cut Pro are apps that I am going to be needing and I do know there are alternatives on Linux like F-Spot for Aperture but I am not too sure how it stacks up. I have tested it on 10.04 and it seems to crash a lot but works faster then Aperture.
It seems with everything concerning media management, commercial software is a safer option in the long run.
Opinions on Ubuntu vs OS X
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 21, 2011
I just wanna share some thoughts.
i'm on my TuxBook just now, a dual core intel 4 gb IBM T60 running 11.04, i think Ubuntu has the same Power/weight ratio and security as OS X. i also have a 4 core TuxPro with 8 GB of RAM and 260gb sata as swap lol..
I think Ubuntu is a good OS that I love, I think OSX is a great OS that I like. if it weren't for the DIY sessions they would both be on par.
While there are Canonical partners for industrial applications, there should be an offer of 'Canonical Friendships' for donaters/contribs/Devs. I feel this would aid, a more streamlined OS, WE have .deb 's to properly install things we find on the 'net, in the Software Centre, WE have our app store, but it would be nice to help the OS in general that if a project makes it to the Software Centre, that in exchange for the prestige and applicable loyalty from Canonical (that a project is shown loyalty from Canonical from a given time frame)Devs in exchange could offer OOTB working statu
Why I quit OS X to Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 27, 2012
I wrote a blog about my break-down with OS X
If you want to read it, it's http://chrixsoftwarethoughts.blogspo...pple-os-x.html
Ubuntu vs. Mac OS X
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 25, 2010
I am a recent Ubuntu user: it's been roughly a few weeks since I installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba laptop. I am quite happy with it. I also own an iMac which runs primarily on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard). At least for now.
I wonder some of you who have made a transition from OS X to Linux or who know about both systems well can chip in and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each operating system. I am specifically interested in a comparative discussion of various things each operating system has to offer: things such as user-friendliness, productivity softwares (iPhoto, iTunes, GarageBand, Mail, vs. Ubuntu equivalents), networking, security platform, stability, ease of sharing with others from a different platform, accessibility in terms of being able to install the OS software on different hardwares, and so on.
Cost is also an important factor: whereas OS X has a price and has to be installed on a super-expensive Apple hardware, and whereas Mac softwares are mos
Ubuntu v. Mac OS x
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 29, 2012
There is no comparison... Just installed Ubuntu and I'm in love. That is all.
HOWTO Use Ubuntu As A Mac OS X Time Capsule
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 17, 2013
In past versions of Mac OS X, the built in backup tool, Time Machine was a lot less picky about where you back up your files to. You could even back up to a Samba file share if you enabled the "unsupported volumes" hack.
defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1
But that ended with Snow Leopard. Starting with the release of OSX 10.7 Lion, Apple started cinching down on where you could back up your system to, ostensibly for security reasons. Now, with Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion", it's gotten to the point where essentially the only places you can back up your system using Time Machine are either on another Mac OS X File Server or on an Apple Time Capsule. My assumption is that their intent is merely to bolster their hardware sales.
I don't know too many people who stay exclusively within the "walled garden" for all their computing needs. Certainly people with a lot more money to burn than me.
Linux vs. OS X (Honest answers please!)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 17, 2008
Yeah, I know that OSX is Darwin with Aqua and all of the closed-source apple apps thrown on top...
My question is what are the advantages/disadvantages of OS X vs. Linux considering they're both (loosely) UNIX based? Advantages both in the nitty gritty of the OS and the interface of either.
Already, using the Mac, one large plus is that it has bash, rather than that horrible shell that comes with Windows, and the ugliness that is Cygwin...
Give me one reason why Mac OS X is better than Ubuntu...
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 23, 2012
I recently managed to get Mac OS X 10.8 running in Virtualbox. After playing around with it and trying to work in it I came to the conclusion that it sucks.
1. Inconsistent look of the apps. One has old yellow paper, the other leather, some has shiny metal finishes. All to gimmicky to my taste.
2. The default font is not even close to the quality of the Ubuntu font set.
3. Much to vendor specific and locked down to be any fun.
4. Cumbersome interface after having being spoilt with unity.
5. The best app I found installed by default was vim, getting gvim setup on Mac OS X was way slower then just doing a sudo apt-get install vim-gnome
I own an iPhone 4S and an iPad 2, so I was contemplating getting a macbook or one of those mini macs. However after this experience I will take the same amount of cash I needed to get one of those and get myself the very best laptop that amount of cash can get, and install Ubuntu 12.04.1 immediately.
But maybe I am missin
LXer: Apple Mac OS X 10.7.4 Lion vs. Ubuntu Linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 22, 2012
Published at LXer:
Before Apple releases Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" next month, here's a look at how the latest point release of Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" is performing compared to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" and the latest development snapshot of Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" Linux.
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