What to choose Mac or Windows?

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What to choose Mac or Windows?

I'm going to buy a new laptop and i wondered what os to get Mac or Windows. If any 1 can help pleaese leave a comment. thanks

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Mac

A Mac would be best, since you can also install Windows on any new Mac nowadays.

It treally depends what you're using it for. General rule: Windows for business; Macs for any creative/home use.

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Choice? Well, this is Applefritter, so Mac OS X of course!

I wonder how much "choice" of operating system there is with a NEW laptop. A new PC laptop is going to have Microsoft Vista preinstalled with a lot of additional crap whether you want it or not. A new MacBook is going to have Mac OS X 10.4.9 installed on it whether you want it or not. It would be great if Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.x) was available now but apparently that's been delayed until October because Steve Jobs thinks the iPhone is more important. You could acquire some virtualization software like Parallels or something, and run both Mac OS X and Microsoft Vista. Once you acquire a laptop, you can choose to install whatever operating system(s) you need/want: Microsoft, Apple, Linux, BSD, BeOS, Sun, multi-boot, virtualization, emulation, ...

I was running Linux on my iBook: Ubuntu v6, and then I switched to Xubuntu v6. I did't see a PowerPC version of the recently released Feisty Fawn, so I've reinstalled Mac OS X 10.1.5.

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Not in the offical list

They've removed PPC support from the official list and it's now an unsupported community maintained Port. IMNSHO, now is the time they should be focusing on PPC support as more and more very capable PPC machines are going to be dropped from the next OS X, and the one after that. As that happens they'll be picking up new users who are looking for a modern functional OS.

Anyway, the .ISO for the latest release is right here.

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is the latest release the way to go?

Probably not the right forum or thread, but you brought it up, so I wanna hear what you and you and you all think. Dapper server has that LTS going for it... supported until 2011? But its still crusty around the edges. Maybe I don't understand what they mean by "support." I figured it just means bugs will be fixed and updates released. I haven't looked at Feisty yet, and for some reason I want to wait a month or so before bothering, but then... only supported until 2008?? I expect a server to stay up longer than that, so, why would I choose a version that I know no one will be working on in 2 years? What am I missing?

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IMNSHO, now is the time they should be focusing on PPC support as more and more very capable PPC machines are going to be dropped from the next OS X, and the one after that.

I'm in complete agreement. And doesn't IBM & Microsoft still sell PPC machines? Shame for a linux flavor to forsake a whole hardware class. This wouldn't happen at netbsd.org

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re: Not in the official list

I appreciate you posting the link for ubuntu PowerPC:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/feisty/release/

And, in case we're offtopic, I created a new topic:
Ubuntu PowerPC -- Feisty Fawn

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For a server, I'd stick with

For a server, I'd stick with Dapper unless there was some pressing reason not to. Feisty is to have 18 months of support, like all other regular releases. There will be another LTS out eventually, I guess. Your observation is the reason they created the LTS. Five years of "support" is a decent benchmark for a basic server. For a desktop, going 18 months or less is usually fine, as they don't tend to be mission critical. Of course, running the latest release or beta as a server isn't a bad thing, as you get to play bug tester for upcoming releases. If you have a lot of servers it might pay off to run one or two with the most current, just so you know quirks and such before it gets bumped to an LTS and it gets deployed.

Of course if you want a really stable server, running Debian Stable is going to work fairly well but it will tend to get crusty long before Ubuntu.

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This is not a very easy quest

This is not a very easy question to answer. Really it differs greatly from person to person.

I have faced this decision and these are some of the questions I asked my self.

Am I willing to pay the difference between a similarly equipped Mac and PC.
Can I get the hardware options I want on the mac.
Does the software I need run on Mac OS X.
Of the software not available on the Mac will it work with Parallels or VMWare?

The answers to these questions should help you figure out which platform will work best for your needs.

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Sorry to hijack your topic, b

Sorry to hijack your topic, but I was actually just about to start a new thread and ask a similar, more direct question, but you beat me to the punch only a hour or so before me. This thread isn't quite getting to the points I was hoping would arise, so I've started that thread I wanted to create here:

http://www.applefritter.com/node/20938

thanks for the input so far.

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