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Topic # 161945 24-Jan-2015 15:21
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I don't mind saying it... I'm not pleased with the direction Mac OS has taken over the last few versions.  Yosemite feels like a bit of a backwards step to me.  It's as buggy as they come.  The iOS integration seems to be more focussed on aesthetics than actual usability.  iCloud feels like it has stalled and is a few steps behind the other market players.  Basically I'm tired of it and having seen the Windows 10 announcements, and played with the preview a bit, I'm thinking I could be comfortable making the switch back to Windows sometime soon.  The only thing that really keeps me in the Mac OS garden is the quality of 3rd party applications, and the quality of Mac hardware - most notably it's tight integration with the OS.  One example of this integration that I'm yet to see on a Windows laptop is the multi-touch trackpad.  Without a great trackpad that comes close to the usability of that of the Mac I just can't move to a Windows notebook.

So I'm thinking Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro will be an incredible combination.  I hope Apple updates Boot Camp to support Windows 10 natively, including support for all the hardware - Thunderbolt, both GPU's, Retina Display, multi-touch, LE Bluetooth, and optimised performance of the already massive battery life etc etc....  I've used a virtualised Windows 10 preview on my MacBook Air quite a bit and it's fantastic, but without dedicated access to the hardware it's a bit hamstrung.  

What do you think?  Could Windows 10 be the next great Mac operating system?  

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  Reply # 1221406 24-Jan-2015 15:27
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It will have a longer support life than osx versions. ; ).

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  Reply # 1221411 24-Jan-2015 15:49
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2015 Dell XPS 13 fits the bill. Great build quality, battery life, screen and trackpad.

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/Dell-XPS-13-2015.htm




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  Reply # 1221414 24-Jan-2015 15:58
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I'm not really asking if there is comparable hardware on the market, I'm sure there is. 

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  Reply # 1221435 24-Jan-2015 16:40
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Never used Mac but I moved to an iPhone 5S from a galaxy s4 and I'm not impressed. They both the same. Buggy.

My Windows 8 has not had a crash that I can remember ... But Windows 7 was more user friendly

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  Reply # 1221463 24-Jan-2015 17:01
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Both OS-X and iOS are buggy at the moment. Its frustrating. BUT, its not like Apple haven't done this before - there is no reason to believe they won't be able to fix the stability problems in OS-X.

All of this could be a lot better in a month or two, with updates to iOS and OS-X.

Windows 10 is hopefully (at least for those who use Windows) the "working Windows version", as opposed to Windows Vista, Windows 8 etc.

I very much doubt I will be switching from OS-X to Windows anytime soon. Been a happy (and pretty much) carefree OS-X user since 2007 now. The easy setup and migration between machines are alone reasons to stick around. With a stable OS (even with some quirks now), and a full *nix operating system with a lot of nice Bash tools (Terminal), and a good GUI on top I really can't think where I would go to have it as good as with OS-X.






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  Reply # 1221469 24-Jan-2015 17:09
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jarledb:
All of this could be a lot better in a month or two, with updates to iOS and OS-X.


That's very true and a valid point, but it doesn't address the direction that Apple is taking OS X.  IMO that's as much of a problem as the stability of the software itself.

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  Reply # 1221475 24-Jan-2015 17:15
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My beef with Yosemite is a big increase in spinning ball episodes and Safari and Mail are still awful. Wifi is still frustrating




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  Reply # 1221477 24-Jan-2015 17:21
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I have been looking at alternatives to my iMac to move to Windows, in NZ the pickings are slim indeed.




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  Reply # 1221494 24-Jan-2015 17:57
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KiwiNZ: I have been looking at alternatives to my iMac to move to Windows, in NZ the pickings are slim indeed.


You could (not that I would recommend it) install Windows on your iMac...




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  Reply # 1221497 24-Jan-2015 18:00
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gehenna: 
That's very true and a valid point, but it doesn't address the direction that Apple is taking OS X.  IMO that's as much of a problem as the stability of the software itself.


Anything in particular you don't like?

BTW: I see that Windows 10 has some interesting bugs as well, like the start menu not coming up. (Yes I know, its in beta). 




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  Reply # 1221500 24-Jan-2015 18:06
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jarledb:
KiwiNZ: I have been looking at alternatives to my iMac to move to Windows, in NZ the pickings are slim indeed.


You could (not that I would recommend it) install Windows on your iMac...


Thought of that, used to run Windows in VM and Bootcamp but it was always compromised. I will probably give away my iMac and buy a PC or maybe return to self build although my disability will affect how well that will go.




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  Reply # 1221501 24-Jan-2015 18:06
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jarledb:
gehenna: 
That's very true and a valid point, but it doesn't address the direction that Apple is taking OS X.  IMO that's as much of a problem as the stability of the software itself.


Anything in particular you don't like?

BTW: I see that Windows 10 has some interesting bugs as well, like the start menu not coming up. (Yes I know, its in beta). 


A start menu that wont start... love it :)




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  Reply # 1221504 24-Jan-2015 18:14
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They should call it the stall



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  Reply # 1221506 24-Jan-2015 18:15
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jarledb: Anything in particular you don't like?


Well, too many things to list really.  I've been using OS X exclusively since Panther.  For me, Mountain Lion was probably the peak and it's been slowly downhill ever since.  But it's not even the aesthetic that I find problematic... I'm all for the flat look. 

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Yosemite is a big bag of steaming poo as far as I'm concerned! :-(  Since going from Mavericks I've had no end of grief with it.  Application crashes that log you (and everyone else) out of the computer, stalls for no apparent reason, the way it suspends applications from running in the background if you switch users (really messes up Handbrake and MakeMKV).

Tempted to look at rolling back to Mavericks.


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