Ubuntu vs. Windows vs. Mac
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 29, 2007
I have seen at lease a few hundred articles on the web; those pro-Windows, anti-Windows, pro-open-source, anti-open source, pro-mac, anti-mac, you get the idea...
I guess the question I have in the back of my head, is why do people not take the leap into an operating system like Ubuntu? There are far too many reasons to list as to why people should make the switch. With a little imagination and a little tweaking, you can do anything + MORE than Windows or Mac can do, PLUS run most of your Windows Games using Wine...
Just wanted to throw that out there and see the responses to this 'social' query...
Ubuntu vs Mac for programming
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 9, 2011
hello guys, so i already fully moved to linux programming and deleted windows i think it's suck lol!.
now i see that's a lot of programmers using mac and vice versa on ubuntu
so what's better to use mac or linux ?
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.
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.
apple mac connecting to ubuntu server 7.10
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 7, 2008
This is going to sound like im mad. but anyway here it gose.
I have been given the task to install Ubuntu 7.10 server, and get all the clients to connect to it. This i have done. The problem i have is that there is a apple mac that for some reason can not connect to the server it can see it but not log on to it.
I'm running samba server and i think this is what the mac is seeing. Under the windows client i can set the log in details to the work group, pc name and domain settings (no PDC installed). Is this the same for mac, as in i need to find out what the pc name work group the mac is in or is there something i need to setup on the server?
Any comments please. By the way i don't know anything about apple software or how they work.
LXer: Mac OS X 10.5 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 Benchmarks
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 6, 2008
Published at LXer:
Last week we published Ubuntu 7.04 to 8.10 benchmarks from a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 and had found Ubuntu's performance degraded peculiarly over the past year and a half. We then published Fedora 7 to 10 benchmarks covering the same time-frame and from the same exact Intel notebook computer, but the newer releases of Fedora were only marginally slower in a few tests. In our performance exploration of Ubuntu we now have additional tests to publish this morning. This time around we're switching out the hardware we're testing on to Intel's newer Core 2 series and we're comparing the performance of the x86 and x86_64 editions of Ubuntu 8.10 against Apple's Mac OS X 10.5.5 operating system.
LXer: Mac OS X Power Consumption vs. Ubuntu 11.04, Windows 7
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 5, 2011
Published at LXer:
Last week we delivered results looking at the power consumption of Ubuntu 11.04 versus Windows 7, which was interesting in its own right, but in this article is a brief look at where Apple's Mac OS X operating system fits in between the power consumption of Ubuntu Linux and Microsoft Windows.
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