allright YEA i have used mac os X and YEA i do have a windows 98 box goin for gaming purposes.. however i've been using UNIX, LINUX, IRIX, etc.. for 10+ years now and i can assure you i'm only trying to find out why the hell someone would want to use an OS based around the idea of being .. uh.. "pretty". video/audio editing is the only halfway descent excuse.. and even then not a good one. switch to a real system and then come talk to me.
I don't use it cos it's pretty. I use it because Mac OSs are the most intuitive of any, the same reason I've always used Mac and always hated Windows. And let's face it, it may be hard as nails, may be the choice of 'proper' computer users the world over, but it's hardly 'intuitive', is it? I have little time nor inclination to learn the ins and outs of Unix, nor to sit and fiddle with the configurations of a box until it works. I get my Mac, I plug it in, and it works. When it starts working, I can work. And because it's a Mac, I can get on with working without having the OS interrupt me every 2 minutes. Simple.
Do some people think that using an OS without a GUI is a manly thing to do? Is it the equivalent of weight-lifting in the computer world? Whats wrong with having a nice looking GUI? as long as it really works, theres nothing to complain about. Come back with some reasons for not liking its functionality and we might have something to discuss.
Did cribs and playpens come equipped with SGI boxes ten years ago?
At least, I hope anyone older than 13 or so isn't using numbers in place of letters, typing the names of operating systems in all capital letters, regardless of whether they are supposed to be or not, and spelling a significant portion of the words in his rather inane posts wrong... not to mention wasting his time flaming a group of people who couldn't possibly care any less.
If he is such a skilled UNIX hack, then why didn't his feeble mind just buy OS X, and write some applescript to bring up the Terminal Window at startup? Plus you can go back and forth between the BSD shell and the Aqua GUI that way.