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5-26-2010 @ 6:18PM
This just in: "Macs are aesthetically pleasing, useful and reliable computers."
5-26-2010 @ 6:26PM
On the StarCraft 2 beta forums, Mac users were complaining daily about a lack of a Mac client. They kept bragging about how much better their Mac was than a pc.Day 1 of the Mac client release?"WHY DOES THE MAC CLIENT SUCK SO BAD?""Why is the Mac version so slow?"Why is the Mac version so much slower than the Windows version?"I loved the irony. The Windows version was faster with Bootcamp than their native client.
5-26-2010 @ 6:53PM
Since Windows 7 came out, Mac's really have absolutely no advantage over windows, save for the fact that more hackers/virus people spend time trying to break it.
5-26-2010 @ 7:03PM
As a PC user, I'd say Macs don't have to deal with:Step 1: New Windows 7 pcStep 2: Connect to internet & get internet security installedStep 3: Click on IE8Step 4: go to getfirefox.comStep 5: Remove all shortcuts to IE8But I don't have too many problems with Windows 7.
5-26-2010 @ 7:11PM
Edit:Step 4: go to google.com/chromeThere fixed.
5-26-2010 @ 7:40PM
I disregard your attempts to fix my step 4, sir/ma'am!
5-26-2010 @ 7:44PM
Chrome is moderate at best. Firefox is still the superior browser due to the much larger extension community and support of RSS feeds, which ought to be a basic function in this day and age.But I digress. To each his own.
5-27-2010 @ 3:53AM
"I loved the irony. The Windows version was faster with Bootcamp than their native client."If you "use" Bootcamp and install Windows on it, using the Windows version to play ON windows it's still native. Bootcamp just -simulates- the BIOS, we use EFI. So yes it's possible that the Mac OS X native client runs slower then the native Windows client (it's all about optimization, something they might haven't done *yet* on the OS X client)."Since Windows 7 came out, Mac's really have absolutely no advantage over windows, save for the fact that more hackers/virus people spend time trying to break it."I can name countless advantages. It depends on what kind of 'user' you are.
5-27-2010 @ 9:51AM
Arguing about whether Macs or PCs are better is like arguing whether BMWs or cars are better.
5-27-2010 @ 10:56AM
The OSX version is still the native version. The game ran faster on the same hardware using Windows than the OSX version.Yes, part of it is due to optimization issue, and part of it had to due with the lack of DirectX texture compression. It was still ironic and funny that all these Mac users who had bragged about their systems, and demanding a Mac client for months because they didn't want to boot into "shitty Windows", were now complaining in large numbers about how much more their version sucked.
5-27-2010 @ 12:08PM
I'd pick a different German marque, but yes. Except for power failures and the occasional OS updates, I just don't ever have to shut down this Mac. Like the ideal Timex. . . .Windows. Been there, done that, burned the shirt.
5-27-2010 @ 1:15PM
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64P5PE20100526Read it and weep baby. Long live the Mac!
5-27-2010 @ 1:24PM
Mac users don't typically expect ports of games to actually be as good or better than the Windows version. If they do, they clearly have not been a mac user long enough!It is not surprising in the least that a bootcamped install of SC2 will play better than the OS X native client. This is the nature of the development of so many game developers to gravitate towards Windows optimizations and native Windows technologies that typically OS X optimizations are done after the fact. I still commend Blizzard for making sure that SC2/Diablo/WoW all have native mac clients at launch, but I know that the mac clients are not usually as fast as their Windows brethren. Even Steam has many optimizations yet to be done to their now-fantastic multiplatform gaming service. Many mac users are excited for the chance to play these previously-impossible to experience games without the use of Windows.But for any Windows user to bash mac users for using their platform of choice merely reeks of fanboyism and knee-jerk baseless one-upmanship, and TBH you lose of lot of credibility in my eyes. You are too uninformed to make such loose exaggerations and hyperbole to the point that I quickly stop reading, much like many of the senseless "FIRST" posts that we typically associate with nubs. GG and all that jazz, you're still a nub. Recognize that perhaps you don't really understand the situation as clearly as you think you do, then perhaps take a breath and post something that merits reading. Until then, take my advice and stop being a idiot.Thanks, and I hope that Basil learns his lesson about starting a PC vs. Mac war. :)
5-28-2010 @ 2:15AM
firefox just gets all its ideas from opera and claims it as "new and amazing"
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