Author Topic: x300 macbook air parody  (Read 2847 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ashort

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 489
  • Hoosier Daddy
    • http://andrew.wingedwheel.net
x300 macbook air parody
« on: Tue, 29 April 2008, 21:49:36 »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hnOCUkbix0

thats funny, i don't care who you are.
Andrew
{ KBC Poker - brown | Filco Majestouch - brown | Dell AT101W | Cherry G84-4100 }

Offline iMav

  • geekhack creator/founder
  • Location: Valley City, ND
  • "Τα εργαλεία σας είναι σημαντικά."
x300 macbook air parody
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 29 April 2008, 22:20:39 »
Looks like they definitely compromised with the OS.

Offline xsphat

  • Posts: 2371
  • Location: 'Sconi FTW
  • Enlightened
    • Dan Newman, Writer
x300 macbook air parody
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 29 April 2008, 22:43:34 »
Quote from: iMav;4293
Looks like they definitely compromised with the OS.


So true. In fact, that is the only reason I don't own one -- OS X or paper.

Offline bhtooefr

  • Posts: 1624
  • Location: Newark, OH, USA
  • this switch can tick sound of music
    • bhtooefr.org
x300 macbook air parody
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 13 June 2008, 14:09:16 »
I tried installing OS X on my X61 Tablet.

Didn't go well. So I bought an iBook.

I prefer the Lenovo hardware, the Apple software.

Offline iMav

  • geekhack creator/founder
  • Location: Valley City, ND
  • "Τα εργαλεία σας είναι σημαντικά."
x300 macbook air parody
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 13 June 2008, 16:32:58 »
Quote from: bhtooefr;5478
I prefer the Lenovo hardware, the Apple software.

Remove the trackpad and put a trackpoint on a Macbook and I would be insanely happy.  ;)

Offline Fox

  • Posts: 24
x300 macbook air parody
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 24 June 2008, 20:33:34 »
Man, I got a real kick out of that.

I think the day that apple releases a version of MacOS that can run on any x86 compatible will be a very bad day for Microsoft. It would be a challenge, considering how many drivers that they would need, but not too terrible when you think of how many linux drivers could be adapted for its use. And this is coming from someone who hates almost everything about the apple company.

Offline bhtooefr

  • Posts: 1624
  • Location: Newark, OH, USA
  • this switch can tick sound of music
    • bhtooefr.org
x300 macbook air parody
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 24 June 2008, 23:45:44 »
The day Apple releases a generic PC version of OS X is the day when OS X stops "just working" and becomes a driver nightmare, just like Linux and Windows.

(Note: I do actually use all three OSes daily (if by "daily use" of Linux, you mean "SSHing into a box that just sits there and runs irssi all day"))

Offline Fox

  • Posts: 24
x300 macbook air parody
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 25 June 2008, 14:28:05 »
Watch knoppix boot up and then tell me that 'linux' is a driver nightmare.

That's hardware choice for you - having to install drivers comes with the territory. Calling it a nightmare is a bit of a stretch, unless you buy really atrocious hardware with poorly written drivers.

Offline bhtooefr

  • Posts: 1624
  • Location: Newark, OH, USA
  • this switch can tick sound of music
    • bhtooefr.org
x300 macbook air parody
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 25 June 2008, 16:18:24 »
You're looking at this from the completely wrong perspective, though.

Most people will look at it as... "I have this camera, and this printer, and this wifi card, and this scanner, and this sound card, etc., etc., and I want it to work. It works with Windows. It doesn't work with OS X or Linux. Therefore, OS X and Linux suck."

Offline Fox

  • Posts: 24
x300 macbook air parody
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 25 June 2008, 17:01:53 »
Yeah, well that's consumer's ignorance then, I suppose, for not realizing that hardware vendors who don't open up their product specifications (or at least the APIs) to allow for third parties to write drivers, typically aren't supported on those systems. I think the irony is that we already saw a lot of that in the '90s when the people who switched to the apple platform quickly realized that they would have to re-buy many of their peripherals. The difference there, though, was that there was no open source community to hack drivers into existence, like they did with ATi drivers under linux for the longest time.

But now that I think about it, I think you're right - apple would have to devote too much to focusing on hardware compatibility to make a transition to the generic platform profitable, and it would be risking its reputation if it fails.