Came before Vista.
Irritating Fanboys and silly marketing campaigns (albeit now Microsoft have emulated them too- see the pattern here?) cloud its actual benefits, but its largely used for its creative capabilities. And when I say, "capabilities" I mean Logic and Final Cut work only on OS X, Industry-standard programs.
A 'true' user of OS X is generally quite irritated and bemused by fanboys and marketing campaigns and couldn't careless what OS you use or how much money he/she paid for it, because it works for them and they are rather pleased no one bothers making Virus' for their OS.
Apple Fanboy: "lolololol OS X is sooo cooool and I liek it lots I can make coooool beats and moovies lol and adverts!!11!!"
Microsoft Fanboy: "yeeeeah lololol youre sooo ghey I can play videogames lolo and DOS websites, gg n00b"
"True OS X user" : "So I've got a job and get laid regularly. Both of you Sod off"
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As of now, OS X is the latest release of the Mac OS. It is commonly used by less-educated people, generally people that are gullible enough to believe the lies and slander that Apple says in their desperation to sell Macs. Here's some real facts:more...
Speed: The G5 Processor (what OS X runs on) is what Apple claims to be the fastest processor in the world. They released several irrelevant and suspicious benchmark tests that supposedly "proved" that this was true. However, Apple's policy to lie about their performance still stands. ACTUAL benchmarks have proven that Mac OS X running on a G5 is not only NOT the fastest operating system in the world -- it's slower than a Dell Pentium running Windows NT 4! If you want proof about this, just conduct a google search for "Apple lies G5", and you'll see what I mean.
Security: Mac OS X (and previous versions of the Mac OS) have generally been virus-free. However, this proves nothing about Apple's capabilities of creating a secure operating system. Nobody bothers to write viruses for the Mac. Why would they? Over 90% of people that use computers use PC's running Windows. Virus writers want to infect the most amount of computers in the world, so they attack Windows instead. Nobody wants to infect a Mac because hardly anybody uses them.
Stability: Mac OS X has a FreeBSD/UNIX kernel (core). Having used BSD myself, I have to admit that it is a good, stable operating system. However, it's evident that Apple managed t...
The world's best, most secure and fastest operating system. Made by the world's best computing company, Apple. Based on the rock-solid UNIX. Beats the crap out of Windows XP
PC User: "When was the last time your computer crashed?"
Me: "A long time ago, before i got Mac OS X"
OS X is the world's worst, least secure and least efficient operating system. Made by the world's worst computing company, Apple Inc. Based on UNIX.
In realilty, it may not be THE worst, but it sure isn't anywhere near the best. They are basiclaly an over complicated GUI running an out dated Operating System. Kind of like Windows, only Windows isn't spending half your computer's power trying to emulate another operating system like Mac is.
Lets not forget they only support Intel, the single worst processor on the market.
Do yourself a favor:
Buy a Windows PC. If you give a rats ass about security, which you shouldn't, because you're a nobody and nobody is going to hack a nobody, get Linux.
Linux is the most efficient and secure operating system, which is why 80% of servers run on linux, about 4.9% run on windows, about 15% run on FreeBSD, and about 0.1% run on Mac. The only downside is that most distributions run on linux native instead of FAT32, which causes it to be next to impossible to play .exe games. However, there are distributions which run .exes like Xandros, with the FAT32 operating system, and are therefore even better than Windows, even if it's slight.
Everyone knows, the only reason Mac has the least viruses is because it has the smallest percent of both the server and home desktop market shares.
Windows User: Why the hell are you using Mac OS X for games when the games were made for WINDOWS?
Mac User: Because I'm a dickhead and like to fit in by paying $1000 for an oversized paper weight!
greatest user system ever. Much better than vista. Vista never runs right at al on PCs and vista users had to have the mock XP setting just to make it run better. Macs even run vista better than PCs. Most of the the business world uses Macs or has plans to switch to them. More people are starting to use macs for there ease of use and the relatively few problems. Many games are released for PC instead of Macs ( a terrible conspiracy by Windows companies) but Macs ability to have both OS X and Vista or XP on it defeats that. Macs are amazing computers and derserve more understanding than they get.
Previous poster who talked down to Macs: Macs and OS X are terrilbe and for idiots.
Me: (Laughing very loudly.) Says you.
An operating system that jackass ub3r-1337 wind0ze zealots love to hate becuase they can't run all of their awesome games on it. Because, you know, Operating Systems are specifically designed for some toolbox to jerkoff to the latest expansion of Half-Life 2 (which actually does run under OS X with crossover). Nevermind that Vista is the biggest pile of shit to ever come out of the ass of MS, teh sidebar iz teh bestxx00rs!
People that run OS X tend to have a bit of pride in their selection because they were probably like the asshats described above until they actually wanted to improve their computing experience. You will find that mac users are more vocal about their OS selection because they actually have a working brain in their heads, unlike the fucktards that play video games all day long and jerk off to pictures of Richard Simmons while their mom does their laundry and makes them dinner.
ub3r_wind0ze_us3r: My core2duo is awesome!!!111
Mac User: Yeah, my dual-quadcore core2duo Mac Pro is also pretty sweet.
ub3r_wind0ze_us3r: Wha?! How much framerate you g3t on that beast?!
Mac User: I don't game, I actually write software for <insert meaningful purpose here> in OS X.
ub3r_wind0ze_us3r: f4g. m4c are teh suck an j00 know it.
Mac User: .... *sigh* Idiot.
ub3r_wind0ze_us3r: my sw33t game-hacking program doens't work in dat crappy OS. Apple ar3 fagzzz.
Gayest os ever made. Windows XP PWNS it!
If everybody wanted to use OS X, they would. Eberybody I know has Windows XP or Vista. Mac users are stupid liberals in their college dorms jacking off to goatse.