My expierence (Linux vs Mac OS X)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 6, 2008
Me and Linux go way back (Red Hat 7, Mandrake 8.1) and also way forward (i've used 8.04 betas, and am now using 8.04.) One consistent problem: lack of hardware support. I have two really crappy laptops, $500/599 dollar sale, and they just doesn't play with Linux; no sound on some distros, stupid atheros/broadcom dumb*** Wifi, no suspend on some distros, etc. I've also found, on Mandriva, installing software to be a collosal pain; Rpmdrake is slow, and the repositories are small. The drivers are hard to get, etc. So far, my first good expierence is Ubuntu 8.04 on the Compaq. Excellent repositories, supports the Wifi to some degree (it's broadcom), suspend works, and sound is fine. My desktop is not so happy, and I plan to post a thread about it (Dell P4, 512MB RAM, integrated Intel gfx) because the gfx just randomly stop working and also halt at res switch, totally unrecovorable, have to reboot.
What I'm getting at is that linux still has a ways to go yet with hw support. Ubuntu gfx t
Linux vs Mac OS X
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 2, 2004
I have been using a pure Linux PC for a few months. We are a perfect match and it has not taken long for Windows to become alien to me. When I come to use XP on someone else's computer, I find it isn't comfortable. It's quirky. Bless, Microsoft probably don't realise that if they ever crushed Linux, I'd simply stop using PCs.
To me UNIX is the constant, not the PC architecture. I've never owned an Apple, but now that they use the UNIX based OS X, I am very interested indeed.
Hmmm, what should my next machine be?
- Apple Mac with OS X
- A PC with Linux. And, no, I wouldn't be dual booting with Windows
- Some other architecture + a UNIX that a normal home user could afford but I've overlooked?
I'm more interested in applications and multimedia than games...
Linux vs Mac OS X Page 2
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 10, 2004
I say go for a mac. Sure, they cost more now, but they also have a higher resale value later on. Plus, you'll save yourself a lot of nights of trying to figure out why Xorg6.8.1 won't work, only to revert back to 6.7.0.
Linux vs Sun OS
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 27, 2010
First of, I'm not an expert in the Linux/UNIX environment but having worked on Linux and Sun OS for a while now, it's quite evident of the benefits of using Linux (ie large user base, support for hardware, colored fonts, etc).
What I don't understand is what is the justification of paying Sun silly amount of money to buy their hardware and then pay for this Sun OS that is not necessarily better than Linux. As far as I can tell, there is nothing that Sun OS can do that Linux can't.
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...
LXer: Linux Mint vs Pinguy OS Review
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 3, 2011
Published at LXer:
Linux Mint is one of the oldest, and arguably one of the best-developed, spin-offs of Ubuntu. Over the last few weeks, I've been seeing more articles talk about another similar spin-off of Ubuntu called Pinguy OS, and I thought, "Another Ubuntu derivative? How many more does the world need?" But then I saw that these articles were placing Pinguy OS on the same level of Linux Mint. I figured this warranted a full-on comparison test.
Color display Linux/Ubuntu Vs MAC OS SL Vs Win7 ?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 10, 2011
I have been researching about this topic for quiet a while now and I still haven't found an answer anywhere.
I have been using all possible platforms and computers within the past 10 years.
And I am a big linux fan, especially ubuntu.
I use it mainly as my real os, here and there I do try out stuff on win7 and Mac OS snow leopard.
However I like tweaking the ubuntu and adjusting it to make it most convenient then any other os.
What I have noticed, that all these oses somewhat use a different color profile I guess.
Since using the exact same computer, with a different os, if i open a picture, the colors, contrast and brightness look a lot different.
I find that the Mac OS snow leopard, has the best quality when it comes to contrast and brightness and color hue.
I would like to know why that is and how I could make my ubuntu look the same.
At first I wasn't sure of it when I did notice it on occasion. However I have tried loading the different os on
LXer: Windows vs. Linux vs. OS X: CIO John Halamka Tests Ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 1, 2007
Published at LXer:
Last summer, CareGroup CIO John Halamka began looking for a viable alternative to the Microsoft Windows desktop operating system. After 16 years using Windows, he had enough of its instability and the countless updates that automatically installed themselves on his computer—often at inopportune times, like when he was in the middle of a presentation. As CIO of a health-care organization and affiliated medical school with 40,000 employees and 9 million patient records, Halamka has to be sure that the computers in the hospital, its administrative offices and medical school are secure, stable and easy to use.
porting the linux kernel and Android os
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 7, 2010
I want to port the linux kernel and Android os on the ARM architecture.but I am the newbie in Android os . I am using the emulator qemu . so Is there nay good manual then please help me.
Any ideas on replacing Android OS with Linux?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 12, 2012
I'm desperately trying to make a media player. There are a ton out there and all of them seem to fall short of XBMC. I've thought about building a PC (mini-ITX form factor) to make a set-top box but it really isn't practical since it can't be done for under $400 where I am.
I would like to pick up an inexpensive media player (I found a Chinese version running Android 2.2). From there I would like to wipe off Android and put on a XBMC Live (which is ubuntu based).
Anyone have ANY ideas on how I can accomplish this? If it would work it would mean XBMC with 1080p for under $50.
Please help if you can.
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