Mac OS working "more effectively" is a matter of your opinion. When I had to work on a mac and use OSX for a while, holy crap, I could not get anything done.
How many times do I have to say it is my opinion.
We are on a discussion board, of course it is my opinion.
And you guys imply that I'm the dumb one?
I mean, honestly?
What doncha know about this being a forum?
Am I discussing stuff with a bunch of American Woman clones? Everything we say is our opinion unless we are quoting a statement or a fact.
I'd literally rather go back to Win 95 and have a blue screen of death every 30 minutes than use a mac OS. But that's just me, I prefer having control and customization over my OS. I want to set up my computer to be the way I want it, rather than the computer forcing me to use it in the way some apple engineer designed it for the lowliest idiot customer he thought they might have.
Sure, I use a PC for work purposes (although only because I have to because tax and audit software are not "lowliest" enough or makes one too "smart" to use a Mac).
Oh, and I had to reboot my Win7 machine again tonight.
Why? Because I closed the lid for an hour while eating dinner.
Doesn't like to hibernate apparently.
But, just so we are clear, this is my experience.
Anyway, I have win7 64 ultimate on my most current computer, and it hasn't crashed in months either. The only time I reboot it is for the occasional major driver upgrade / system update, which is maybe once every few weeks, the rest of the time it's just hibernate.
Good for you.
Sounds as good as Leopard.
As for ipads, I honestly still can't quite see what is the fascination with that device. It is just the wrong form factor to be of any use to me.
Well, good for you.
I won't imply you're dumb because you don't find it practical. I won't even call you a snob.
To each their own.
It is too big to practically fit into a pocket, which means you need to carry it around in a case/pack/etc. That means you may as well be carrying a full-featured ultraportable laptop, some of which are only very slightly larger and heavier. And they have infinitely more functionality.
It's called a man purse or a murse.
You know, like Iago in Othello - put thy money in thy purse. Quite a funny scene.
Anyway, to each their own.
I've tried the Playbook and liked the Xoom in the showroom but the iPad works very well for what it does for both my wife and myself.
A better idea for form factor would be to take a smart phone and scale it up to 5-5.5 inches from 4 inches and give it 720p resolution. A 5-5.5 inch screen is enough to be a convenient reader, better for games and videos, plus you could pack in more battery and more processing power. But the most important thing: it would still practically fit in your pocket. A 5.5 inch screen giant smartphone is probably right at the very upper limit of a pocket item. Samsung has the right idea with the Note, but it needs to be better to take off.
Anything beyond that, and it may as well be a laptop in my opinion. The 6-10 inch screen size range just does not seem useful.
Yes, Samsung does have that phone and I checked it out over the intertubes.
Doubt I would like it (in my opinion).
I also don't need to put big things in my pocket for any other apparent reason, either.