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    It's different from other cars I've driven 
    like Macs are different from the windows 
    boxes I've used.
OT, but am I the only one who doesn't see the appeal of os x? I have had a mac with os x for over a year now (also had macs before it in the system/os 7.x-8.x generation) and I still prefer ubuntu or windows 7 (although not by much).

The hardware is top notch tho.

For me the appeal is that I don't have to mess with it. When I get a new windows machine it takes about 2 days to get every thing how I want it. Linux is much longer. I got my first Mac about 2 years ago and it took my a grand total of about 2.5 hours. Part of this might be that some things I wanted to change I couldn't, but a big part of it is just that Mac tends to pick the defaults I want so I don't have to mess with it.

The other thing is that on Mac if I install a new program I don't feel like I've just taken N number of months of the life of the OS install (Linux is even better here).

Basically, I'm older now and I don't have time to use a computer for anything other than what I have it for. Every second I have to spend doing administration is a wasted second.

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