OS wars has just gotten portable.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by shortperson1026, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. shortperson1026

    shortperson1026 Active Member

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    It has always been the question many computer owners have had to ask themselves when purchasing:

    PC (Meaning Windows) or a Mac (Meaning Mac OSX)?

    In today's market, we now have powerful operating systems not only on our desktop devices, but portable devices as well. We are now asking ourselves:

    HTC G1 (Meaning Android) or an iPhone (Meaning Mac OSX portable)

    and there's even more competition in the future, with the upcoming Zii EGG and Zune HD devices. All of these devices are directly competitive to one another, and it's only a matter of time before history repeats itself and two new groups are formed. Those who like things done the Mac way and those who directly oppose it.
  2. zDSpider

    zDSpider Member

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    You forgot to mention Linux. Well, you kinda did (Android). But there's also Symbian and propietary OS'es from Nokia and Sony Ericsson. I'm not even gonna mention Windows CE. Oh, sh*t... I just did.

    PC does not necessarily mean Windows. It can mean Linux. It can even mean OS X !

    "The Mac way" ? Did you know you can configure a Linux install to perform (and even LOOK) like OS X ? There are also themes to make a Windows install look (but not perform, obviously) like OS X.

    Thing is there are a lot of people out there who like their OS to come "out of the box" and "just work" without user interference (or with a very very minimal, intuitive, "dumb people" one). But the funny thing is, Linux can do that too with distros such as SuSE where you just click a link (or a button on a web page) to install an app. How hard is THAT ?? It literaly is a one click install.
  3. vdude45

    vdude45 New Member

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    BAHHHH LINUX CAN DO EVERYTHInG IF YOU ARE 1337 ENOUGH!!!

    But for real, Windows 7 is pretty cool, but Mac OSX is ok, and Linux depends on how good you are at computers.
  4. Mario1

    Mario1 New Member

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    as for phones symbian is the most popular os for now (not as fun as mac os, but still the most popular mobile OS)

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