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  • PCWorld/Infoweek Calls Snow Leopard a Copy Cat
    This isn't even remotely news, but it is an example of one of the most pathetic flame pieces ever published on a "professional" site. If you thought Apple fanboys were bad and you need a good laugh, jump on over to PCWorld and check out the full article by the now infamous Randall C. Kennedy. It's possibly one of the most bitter and ignorant articles I have read in recent memory; on any subject including politics.

    Kennedy's article examined:
    64-bitness: Yippee,! Apple finally goes 64-bit -- BFD! As a Windows user, I've been livin' la vida 64-bit for more than three years. Vista was the first mainstream desktop OS to deliver a viable 64-bit experience, and Windows 7 has taken this migration further by making it the preferred flavor for business users.

    Meanwhile, Apple can't even deliver a fully 64-bit implementation. Snow Leopard boots into a 32-bit kernel by default -- something about a lack of 64-bit device drivers, which is ironic when you consider how small a hardware ecosystem Apple must govern when compared to Microsoft and its burden of having to run on just about anything with an Intel-compatible CPU.
    Almost, Apple had the first usage of 64 bit back in 2003 with OS X Jaguar. Apple has been silently making more and more things 64 bit since then through updates. Leopard for example has been able to support 64 bit gfx apps since its release.

    Also the whole driver thing. So? It boots a 32 bit kernal and then runs 64 bit apps. No driver issues to worry about whatsoever, good performance, not stuck on a 64 bit kernel trying to unsuccessfully run some 32 bit apps (which haunted all Windows OS releases till midway through the Vista Development cycle), etc.
    QuickTime Pro: Can you believe the Apple folks used to charge for this thing? I guess they saw the writing on the wall, what with Microsoft releasing yet another excellent iteration of its free Movie Maker application. Way to play that reactionary card, Apple!
    Well, Windows Movie Maker was a reaction to Apple's Quicktime Pro in the first place . . . oh wait, no one cares, you suck at writing.
    Exposť Dock Integration: This one's a joke, right? Am I to understand that Apple is just getting around to adding this? Microsoft has been offering this type of functionality (aka thumbnail preview) for years, and Windows 7 has taken the concept further with Aero Peek, Shake, and Snap.
    They switch through apps. After that the similarity ends. OMG something besides Windows 7 can switch through apps in a nifty fashion!?!?!??! Your point is a joke sir.
    Expanded PDF Preview: If this constitutes a "feature," then Apple must really be grasping! I mean, Windows has supported PDF file preview -- via an installable ifilter module -- ever since Desktop Search debuted pre-Vista.
    . . . . seriously? This almost non-feature of Snow Leopard has knocked you off your rocker? I thought everyone knew that Snow Leopard's upgrades are mostly under the hood.
    I could go on, but I think I've made my point. Mac OS X Snow Leopard is truly an underwhelming release, one that borrows most of its "new" ideas from Windows Vista.
    Oh please don't go on, most the world is already laughing at you or puking in their shoes out of embarrassment. It fairly evident that you don't have a clue what the Snow Leopard release is intended to be -- under the hood stability and performance upgrades. Oh and it costs $29.
    I've often referred to Windows 7 as "Vista R2," an incremental follow-up release that was mostly about righting the wrongs of its predecessor. Viewed in these terms, Mac OS X Snow Leopard is more like a service pack: a collection of bug fixes and minor functional enhancements that, quite frankly, should have been in the original release.
    Oh no, he went on. WTF @ "Vista R2" is this guy high? He is right that Vista contained a lot of fail in it hence the new OS so quickly which many parts have been redone from the ground up. Even if you called Snow Leopard a "service pack" the $29 price point kills any new Windows OS in the category of value for the money.

    Conclusion
    There are plenty of things to debate in the continual Mac vs. PC battles, with plenty of valid arguments and points on both sides of the divide. If you choose to debate one or the other, don't be like Randall C. Kennedy
    This article was originally published in forum thread: PCWorld/Infoweek Calls Snow Leopard a Copy Cat started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      I'm a windows user and I admit Mac is much better
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Snow Leopard running Windows 7 in VMWare hybrid mode FTW! Best of both worlds.
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      his best argument is the snow leopard boots in 32 bit but even then a mac can boot close 2 5 times faster then a pc
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      WOW. Absurd article
    1. alnk1015's Avatar
      alnk1015 -
      I bought my macbook pro for $1500 refurb. My wife bought her dell brand new upgraded to the max at $2200.

      My macbook boots faster, and comes out of hibernation 2-3 times faster like plcrules said.

      Most of the time, I find my wife using my computer at home ....... annoying ...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by alnk1015 View Post
      I bought my macbook pro for $1500 refurb. My wife bought her dell brand new upgraded to the max at $2200.

      My macbook boots faster, and comes out of hibernation 2-3 times faster like plcrules said.

      Most of the time, I find my wife using my computer at home ....... annoying ...
      I know the feeling. Try changing the password on your macbook. It will either work or get you in trouble. Roll the dice bro
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      haha Mac people are mad. This is great!
    1. bilsta57's Avatar
      bilsta57 -
      This is a joke Windows movie maker is disgusting the worst movie editing program in history, is this a kid writing this?.
    1. prorcracer87's Avatar
      prorcracer87 -
      i have 2 macs and 3 pcs, they all have their ups and downs, and i use them equally, in different scenarios.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      haha Mac people are mad. This is great!
      about what?
    1. Teoyaomqui's Avatar
      Teoyaomqui -
      What ever the point is?

      The responses to the article are even more retarded.

      And Please STOP WITH THE PERSONAL ATTACKS.

      "oh wait, no one cares, you suck at writing."
      "is this guy high?"
      "most the world is already laughing at you or puking in their shoes out of embarrassment."

      You even Agree.

      "He is right that Vista contained a lot of fail in it hence the new OS"
    1. Meglomaniac's Avatar
      Meglomaniac -
      well anyone who sais windows 7 is vista r2 is wrong simply becouse windows 7 is build on a diffrent kernel.

      but i agree with him so far that what apple released leopard should have been a sort of service pack.
      apple turns out to be worst then microsoft.

      if microsoft didnt leave room for competition everybody was talking like microsoft is the devil.
      now that apple does it in numerous previous examples both included the appstore and its own line of computers nobody seems to care.
      because apple is still the underdog when it comes to a os.
      and that they are walking so far behind microsoft atm while they only have to support what ? 5 product lines ? give or take.

      this guy is not far from the truth.
      and yea vista was a big fail no arguement there but windows 7 is largely making up for that.

      not a fanboy for either side.
      yes i own a pc with windows i also own a iphone and a macbook it is just my opinion.
    1. magusxxx's Avatar
      magusxxx -
      I was waiting for the PC reviewer to say, "I find the idea of bugs with brains offensive!" (Starship Trooper reference)
    1. Buckmaster's Avatar
      Buckmaster -
      It is not hard to come up with examples of why windows sucks, just like Mac, they both have problems. Ford vs Chevy, Converse vs Nike, ect.... I love the competition between the two, it forces both companies to look for ways to improve, we win.
    1. skj8100's Avatar
      skj8100 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      Your responses are as laughable and childish as his arguments. Seems you both lose here.
      Ain't that the truth!
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      They both suck.
      MacOSX is limited to hardware.
      Hardware expensive
      OS cheaper

      Windows has lots of bugs.
      Hardware cheaper.
      OS expensive.


      Whatever hardware you have you get the OS with it.

      BUT, if you think about it a PC is better than a MAC as a PC can run Linux for free. It can also run Windows, Unix, Linux, MacOS(hacked), OS2, FreeBSD, etc...
      A Mac can run MacOSX, Windows. Thats about it.

      For the cost its actually cheaper to get a PC and Windows. I can buy that a lot cheaper than I can get a MAC for.

      In the end, who really gives a sh!t about it. I like Windows as it runs the software I use. You probably like Mac as that runs the software you use.
      I cant afford a Mac so Im really happy with my faster PC anyway. It's got more than a Mac can have hardware wise and it can do more than a Mac can so yea, whatever. You dont care.
    1. deruk's Avatar
      deruk -
      ha ha, and he mentions the release notes getting jammed in the Xerox... funny he should mention XEROX... saying as they were the originators of all Apple and Microsuck hold sacred.

      No one is in a position to say Apple stole AnYTHING from windoze... That made me laugh... and to claim Vista is great, PLEASE, Windows 7 is a major update of all the things they should have done the first time and to leave Vista n the dust saying as how it has a bad rap for sucking so hard... I am FORCED to use it in a corporate environment, as are a lot of people... that doesn't make it great... just because something is huge, like Wal-Mart, doesn't make it the best.

      I like Apple because usually when they release something, it works... and if it is buggy, it isnt for long... something that does not happen with ANY version of windows... cept maybe 3.1... so I do not not think of myself as a "Fanboy" simply due to Apple's recent App Store issues, among their declining politics of recent 3 years or so....
    1. Gustavo Saliola's Avatar
      Gustavo Saliola -
      Well, i'm an educated person, dedicated to Graphic & Motion Design since 1994 (And of course, Apple Driven), but this...
      Randall C. Kennedy, you're an @sshole, a complete one. You better go writing some side train track wall with aerosol (And for sure, you'll be beaten by real street art people...)
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I had Dell pc for many years now I have XP and tons of pictures and school work. Now I have MacBook air after going thru several older mac laptops. Apple has OSX that is more stable and expensive even before the intel chip. Verdict: buy based on needs and your business needs. Both r good IMHO
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
      Oh no, he went on. WTF @ "Vista R2" is this guy high? He is right that Vista contained a lot of fail in it hence the new OS so quickly which many parts have been redone from the ground up. Even if you called Snow Leopard a "service pack" the $29 price point kills any new Windows OS in the category of value for the money.
      R2 sir means Revision 2, much like Windows Server 2008 R2. I agree with it being a service pack though, that's what Windows service packs do, under the hood changes. Meh, whatever floats your boat, I cba arguing