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    I am a firefox junkie on both mac and windows, but Internet explorer 8 was released today (according to MSN news) I am just in the process of downloading it now so I will let you know what I think...

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    Ive been using it for a while on windows 7 and it's the best IE yet in my opinion (although I admit that's not saying a whole load :) but yeah, they've certainly worked hard on it
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    I have the downloaded beta thing for windows 7 but never got round to installing it. Is it much of an improvement on vista?
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 117930
    I have the downloaded beta thing for windows 7 but never got round to installing it. Is it much of an improvement on vista?
    oh yes. BIG TIME! a *LOT* better
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    Would you say it rivals unix systems? I have heard a few say they prefer it over MasOSX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 117932
    Would you say it rivals unix systems? I have heard a few say they prefer it over MasOSX.
    Well I'm a unix guy right, so I start off biased in any such discussion. However, MACOSX is the only modern Unix which has a decent GUI in my opinion (other folks like the linux ones but I can only speak for myself can't I ;)

    So I like UNIX on servers but have rarely been happy with it on a modern desktop before Macosx.

    So is it a better DESKTOP than most unix systems? undoubtedly
    Is it a better desktop than macosx? debateable. It's *different* and macosx has snow leopard out in June which will move things further on there.

    All that can be said I feel is that windows 7 is what vista SHOULD have been. It's better performance wise, it's FAR less annoying and there are a lot of really nice enhancements.

    Which one do I hope wins out long term? I have to say MACOSX but windows 7 will give it a real run for its money
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 117935
    Well I'm a unix guy right, so I start off biased in any such discussion. However, MACOSX is the only modern Unix which has a decent GUI in my opinion (other folks like the linux ones but I can only speak for myself can't I ;)

    So I like UNIX on servers but have rarely been happy with it on a modern desktop before Macosx.

    So is it a better DESKTOP than most unix systems? undoubtedly
    Is it a better desktop than macosx? debateable. It's *different* and macosx has snow leopard out in June which will move things further on there.

    All that can be said I feel is that windows 7 is what vista SHOULD have been. It's better performance wise, it's FAR less annoying and there are a lot of really nice enhancements.

    Which one do I hope wins out long term? I have to say MACOSX but windows 7 will give it a real run for its money
    Thanks Keith :D Tbh I think a lot of the mac vs windows (Vista aside... and perhaps XP too...) is personal preference, too. I agree about the linux GUI. It reminds me of those flash-based OS immitations they have on certain websites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 117936
    Thanks Keith :D Tbh I think a lot of the mac vs windows (Vista aside... and perhaps XP too...) is personal preference, too. I agree about the linux GUI. It reminds me of those flash-based OS immitations they have on certain websites.
    definitely personal preference that's for sure! and competition is good

    To that end, I'd LOVE a decent linux GUI and some killer apps. The ubuntu guys are really trying and I think they finally "get it" so fingers crossed there'll be some competition from that quarter perhaps next year
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    hmmmmm will have to check this out thx josh

    i installed Linux on my spare PC and took it straight off, it looked really cheap and nasty and not very professional on first glances, so I'm sticking to a dual booting XP/Vista setup for the foreseeable future. i still wanna try and locate a decent 2nd use macbook tho :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 117999
    i still wanna try and locate a decent 2nd use macbook tho :D
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