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Thread: Windows vs. Macintosh Carpc

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    It bugs me when people compare Windows and MacOS with the argument that Windows crashes a lot and MacOS doesn't... which is BS because the MacOS crashes too. They just have a pretty face and a cult-like following (which seem to focus more on being "different" and not on actual hardware and software).

    I like Vista on my home computers, but use XP SP2 in my car. Works great.

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    I'll go will bugbyte. It's your own project. by opening this thread no body is attacking anything. Most of the people are biased toward either. Both of the great OSs, both of them have flaws. Though being an IT guy I should correct the crash thing that, ....both of them crash but: MOST OF THE TIME IF AN APP CRASHES IT MOST PROBABLY TAKE DOWN WINDOWS WITH ITSELF. COMPARE THE END TASK IN BOTH OS(S) AND YOU DON'T BE BIASED. I AM A MICROSOFT CERTIFIED ENGINEER. I AM NOT AGAINST IT.

    To tell you the truth I am going for an intel chip mac to have windows in my car. for example , the municipality of our city provides a very immense dbase about everything, shops and doctors, etc. along with the city maps. and it's an .exe file and i want to have it on my machine. so there are many other apps out there we want all to use it. So why not get the best of both worlds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samantech View Post
    MOST OF THE TIME IF AN APP CRASHES IT MOST PROBABLY TAKE DOWN WINDOWS WITH ITSELF. COMPARE THE END TASK IN BOTH OS(S) AND YOU DON'T BE BIASED. I AM A MICROSOFT CERTIFIED ENGINEER. I AM NOT AGAINST IT.
    Windows = bluescreen and OSX = kernel panic. Since Win2k, I've never had an app take down windows. It's always been some faulty piece of hardware or poorly written 3rd party driver. The bluescreen is good at telling you which dll caused it while the OSX gray screen just tells you to reboot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleDragon View Post
    The bluescreen is good at telling you which dll caused it while the OSX gray screen just tells you to reboot.
    Both systems should write a crash log to the disk, so the actual message displayed to the user is rather irrelevant.

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    The crash log gives more detail than the blue screen but the blue screen is sufficient for telling you what crashed the system and I don't normally go further than that...

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    the blue screen doesn't mean jack to your average user and if/when os x kernel panics upon reboot you are presented with a dialogue asking you to submit the crash report to apple and if you show details it will provide you with info pretty much identical to the BSOD if not more in depth.

    neither system, modern versions of each, crashes more than once in a blue moon (chronic driver/hardware problems not withstanding)

    with that said I don't feel like system stability has any bearing on choosing which OS to run in your car.
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    I haven't seen leopard do that, just shows me the screen with a picture of the power button telling me to turn it power cycle it. Few times, it reboots itself without telling me anything. Working away and I hear that boot sound all of the sudden.

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    right that dialog won't show up until the computer has rebooted and I think you have to log in first too. you should see a message along the lines of the computer was restarted after os x unexpectedly quit... its in there if you look at the report. obviously if you just click ignore or whatever you won't see the data
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    And also if you BSOD on a windows box, (at least on XP not sure about vista) you get the "a serious system error has occurred" or something box on reboot, with the send to microsoft messge. If you go to details you can find the same info as was in the bsod and more if it did a full memory dump. So both do the same thing essentially.

    It was funny yesterday though. I needed a break from programming so I went downstairs and got a magazine off the shelf. PC World, April 1997. Cyrix CPU's were her to stay, the Dell XPS was $3299 for a 266Mhz Pentium with MMX (and the MMX was a big selling point), AMD fanboys complaining that MMX instructions were not here to stay. It was hillarious. You could add a DVD drive to your computer for $599 plus the cost of a PCI card to decode it! Anyways, they had an article on their about NT vs. Win95 vs. Mac OS8 regarding graphics and everything. It was a nostalgic read about the PowerPC chip and te video editing software. They even kept saying "macs are the computer of choice, since there is relatively few software titles, plugins, or coder backings for the windows platform". At the end it was "but will NT change this?"

    Just thought I would share, I couldnt stop reading all the articles they had. In the bug section they mentioned how "notice there are more internet related bugs here than ever before, this seems to be an ongoing trend". Last months issue was all internet related, security and such.
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    Get what YOU want!

    If you want a Mac buy it. If you want a Win PC buy it. Cause as soon as you open it it's old tech. And no matter who makes it, it will have flaws if it didn't all the apple IIe's and windows 3.1 machines would still be in our homes, not the case however. I picked my machine and its os FOR the frontend I wanted to use. It's your money if you want my input send the money to me

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