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OS X getting virtual desktops - wow?

I've often thought that any operating system without virtual desktops / workspaces is for all intents and purposes crippled. It seems that OS X is getting some in the next version, next spring.

It's nice. I guess. It's too bad Linux has had the same thing for over a decade. And in Linux it's far more powerful and far more customizable, I'd be willing to bet money. Oh, and Linux doesn't cost $129.

I did buy a Mac last year, and I tried to use it for a while. There are some things it's really good at. But I found that anything it could do, I could do in Linux. It may not be as pretty in Linux, but it sure works. And there are tons of things I can do easily in Linux that are hard or impossible to do in OS X.

The appeal of OS X is that it's polished and it's marketed really well. Linux is not polished; use it for ten minutes and that will be obvious. I use Linux exclusively and even I will admit that Linux is a God-awfully ugly beast. Well, it may be an ugly beast, but it's an agile, intelligent, and mightily powerful ugly beast. I'll take power over polish any day.

In the end I gave my Mac to my parents. I found that I never used it anyways.

(In other news, Windows still sucks.)

EDIT: Fixed typo.

August 10, 2006 @ 8:50 AM PDT
Cateogory: Linux

2 Comments

Hussam
Quoth Hussam on August 11, 2006 @ 6:25 AM PDT

Quoth Brian : "I?ve often thought that any operating system with virtual desktops / workspaces is for all intents and purposes crippled."

Stop contradicting yourself! You meant to say "without" not "with". And yes, virtual desktops are cool for two kinds of people (that I can think of). Those who have 60 trazillion virtual consoles open for work and those who have and equivalent amount of Firefox tabs open for .. umm 'eichi' stuff!

In other news, Vista is on the horizon. Hazzah! If I'm able to gather enough money for a new PC, Vista and Fedora will have to learn to live side by side on it. Oh and I just took my final. Won't be seeing some people again. I'll miss you Janice =(

Brian
Quoth Brian on August 11, 2006 @ 7:28 AM PDT

Oops. Typo.