"OsX compared to Linux and BeOS" ? Simple, no one uses BEOS, the other two
are used. What more could BE said ?

"Jim Richardson" wrote in message
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> On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:15:55 GMT,
> Timberwoof wrote:
> > In article <5no5e2-5au.ln1@grendel.myth>, Jim Richardson


> > wrote:
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> >> On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 18:35:30 GMT,
> >> Timberwoof wrote:
> >> > In article ,
> >> > Liam Slider wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 19:10:37 -0700, Snit wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > is there anyone who knows OS X and Linux well who can make an

honest and
> >> >> > reasoned comparison of the two?
> >> >>
> >> >> I haven't exactly used OSX. However I can tell you a bit about

Linux. The
> >> >> whole "fiddling with config files" claim is pretty damn well a thing

of
> >> >> the distant past, unless you like fiddling with config files.

Consistancy
> >> >> that Mac users brag about is there. Linux is usually easy to

install, in
> >> >> fact there was a recent comparison of installations between Windows,

OSX,
> >> >> and Linux, and Linux was considered comparable to OSX. Ease of use

is
> >> >> there, GNOME is so simple to use anyone could use it. I'd compare it

quite
> >> >> well as a DE with how I've heard Macs describes, and GNOME follows

strict
> >> >> HiG as well....just like OSX does. Linux gets more life out of old
> >> >> hardware, just as Apple claims to.
> >> >
> >> > There are some things which one should not use the Linux GUI tools to
> >> > configure. The DNS tool, for instance, makes a hash of things, and
> >> > documentation for how to actually use it is not easy to find.
> >>
> >> What do you mean by "the DNS too" do you mean a configuration tool for

a
> >> DNS server? or just changing the nameservers your machine uses? I have
> >> had no problems with the latter. With gnome, (Ubuntu system, so it's
> >> Gnome2.9 IIRC) I select Desktop->Administration->Networking and click

on
> >> the DNS tab, then make whatever changes I want.

> >
> > I'm talking specifically about the DNS server configuration tool that
> > comes with Fedora.
> >

>
> So you are referring to a bind or tinydns type server? just to be clear.
>
>
> >
> >> > GNOME has lots of inconsistencies between applications in how
> >> > cut-cop-paste work. I don't want to write down a stupid little lookup
> >> > table of which app does it how.
> >> >
> >>
> >> Can you show me a couple of Gnome apps with such inconsistancies?

> >
> > The terminal app doesn't do copy/paste the same way as other apps do.
> > Gedit is full of weird little things get me every time. The file
> > browser has some strange behaviors when I want to copy and move files.
> > The system commonly tricks me into doubleclicking the same icon three
> > times -- with the result that I launch three instances of the app.
> > There's plenty of developer documentation for the dock and
> > menu, but user doccies are remarkably hard to find.
> >

>
> In what way does the gnome terminal not copy and paste the same way as
> other gnome apps?
>
> Gedit, what "wierd little things" ?
>
> and how does the file browser trick you? Can I have some details please?
>
> As for the lack of feedback on clicking something, I agree, that
> immediate feedback is important, especially if (as I do) you have single
> click activation enabled.
>
>
> > The problem for me is that I'm a QA engineer. I've got applications of
> > my own to write up bug reports for, and I get grumpy when the tools
> > are that buggy.
> >

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> Jim Richardson http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
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