Louie Vidmar
Randomly Selective – Selectively Random

October 26th, 2003 Football, furniture, food, and new Finder.

Vikings lost to the NY Giants, Boo!

My brother and sister-in-law came to town to visit this weekend, and gave me furniture and food, yay, I finally have a bed!! (and now nearly 2 cases of EasyMac) meh.

I went to 2 Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) release parties on friday… the one at the UO Bookstore sucked, they were supposed to go until 10pm, but were packing up shop when I arrived at 9:15, and the one at the Eugene Mac Store was pretty tame (though I got there 9:30, and they both started at 8).

At the Mac Store, I played with Panther on a 17″ G4 PowerBook I’m still not a fan of the form factor of this laptop, but it is an amazing piece of work. Panther’s finder is interesting, but I much prefer the OS X (Jaguar) finder. There are some sweet new features that overshadow this though.. exposé is INCREDIBLE.. (one of those features that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it)! iChat AV, File Vault, Fast User Switching, and Xcode are also excellent features.

I should have Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) installed on my PowerBook early this week.

A bit of contrast.. Windoze Longhorn looks rather ass-tastic. I still can not understand why so many people use trash from microsoft. It’s rarely stable, *always* insecure, and looks like poop!

I’m reminded of a conversation I had with an acquaintance in Minnesota a few months ago… he was failing miserably trying explain to me how he can justify using windoze, and asked me, “So, what do you do with all the time you save by using a mac, besides arguing with belligerent windows users?” my reply was something along the lines of “trying to justify my choice of operating systems to belligerent linux users.”

My current take on OS’s is…
* Windoze is for IT people’s job security (someone has to keep it working, and patch the security holes and exploits, as well as hold the hands of people who don’t know double clicking from their left shoe), and solitaire. (people who use it by choice deserve it’s endless downfalls)
* Mac OS X is for people who know better [than to use windoze], and are willing to sacrifice uniformity and conformity, for reliability, stability, ease-of-use, and often times better compatibility. Also, probably the best option for someone who doesn’t know how to use a computer.
* Linux and Unix are for servers, and people who know better [than to use windows; and know that a kernel isn’t something you put in the microwave or a place to buy fried chicken], and perhaps don’t have or like the Mac platform.

A t-shirt on MacShirt.com says:
Macintosh for Productivity
Linux for Development
Palm for Mobility
Windows for Solitaire

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