You are all a bunch of lying little shits.
I just got a Macbook Pro and it is clearly superior.
This is not a shill thread or a troll thread. This is a OS X customization thread, the only itch I have from my Linux days that still needs scratching.
>ITT post your riced OS X desktops and your customization efforts in an overwhelming display of superiority that will hopefully inspire the wretched masses.
>going from linux to mac
well of course it's superior. it's run by a company that hires people based on experience and merrit, not a community that lets just anyone throw their bit of code in.
just wait 'til you try windows!
>it's run by a company that hires people based on experience and merrit, not a community that lets just anyone throw their bit of code in.
Implying that this is how development works...
>implying there isn't a code audit followed by a accept/reject phase when sending patches
>riced OS X desktops
m8 i've had mine for a week now and I know all you're going to get is the same top bar, a different wall paper, maybe the person hides their dock and some widgets. That's literally all the ricing you can do.
>Well, these results were fairly interesting and nearly across the board Ubuntu 14.10 x86_64 was superior to OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite on the 2013 MacBook Air with Core i5 Haswell processor.
>cost twice as much
>has some possibilities
>can play all 10% of real games
he-hey guys it works
The problem with mac is both freedom and price, no-one ever claimed it wasn't a decent operating system otherwise. Enjoy not even owning your computer though. (Apple owns it, they're only letting you use it)
GNU can't compete with OS X on Apple hardware in terms of battery life and doesn't support all the software I use. Why would I switch from something that I already have installed and works well for me to something that can't meet my needs?
>OS X customization
OS X ricing doesn't exist. The ones you see in desktop threads only make their desktops look pretty. Everything else is either stock or an inconsistent mix of stock and whatever they're using.
Even changing the fucking UI flair to graphite ruins the consistency.
Other than that, OS X is very nice.
it's an ok laptop, but I've had it for a year now and it's just eh.
sure it's the best hardware wise but without linux, it just feels pointlessly shitty and with linux I just get high iowaits and nonfree broadshit drivers.
also Yo-Semite is complete garbage.
Those are all program windows you dingus.
Vertical selection is very handy for lists, you can chop things off the ends or select a range of numbers from a numbered list and increment them, shit like that.
I like using Cain & Abel at macfag filled Starbucks WiFi networks to prove even a skiddie could compromise your freeBSD spinoff. Macfags are quick to accept obviously fraudulent SSL certificates due to their pretentiousness.
There does not exist OSX-only software that doesn't have a superior GNU/Linux alternative. Fact. Moreover, the battery life on GNU/Linux is no worse than on OSX on average. The only exception I can think of is if you're dumb enough to use the nouveau drivers.
urxvt is fucking awful. The "rice" for urxvt is just adding features that come out of the box on literally every other terminal emulator, but you need to patch and recompile urxvt to get even that.
gr8 b8 m8.
>can't be riced
uhh.. no you don't. you just install urxvt, change the config a bit and you have the features you want. Granted, it isn't the best terminal emulator, but if you give me one that has transparency support and copy paste support, I'll try that emulator.
Literally ALL THE FUCKING (modern) TERMINAL EMULATORS HAVE BOTH!
Along with 256 colors, tabs, UTF-8 support, selectable scrollback buffer settings without needing to restart, live theming and keybinds so you don't have to look up colorcodes manually, and so on. urxvt needs patches for UTF-8, 256 colors and tabs.
>>you can't rice OS X
>>>here you go
Showing a desktop with a bunch of terminal and X11 windows open isn't ricing OS X, it's ricing GNU applications on top of OS X. The OS X below it remains un-riced.
You cannot consistently rice OS X, even using the built in personalization options. See >>45465404
Wayland is already usable, it's just that there aren't any competent video card drivers and DEs don't have wayland compositors yet. You can start a weston session listening on wayland-0 and have an Xvfb running on e.g. :99 that weston can listen to and display via xwayland on your real screen, however.
You have no proof backing your allegations so I aint care :^)
Present some proof showing GNU matching OS X on Apple hardware in battery life. Show some real alternatives to Xcode, Logic pro, Photoshop, and Final Cut.
I'm not on OS X so I can't, I'm just saying urxvt can be riced.
Well, I'll look into that one.
Its still buggy from what I've read, there have been a couple releases but its still technically in alpha.
huh.. today I learned, I thought it was still relatively unusable.
dont listen to the angry shit-mongrels.
mac will show you the way.
personally i have the dock on the side cause the background for it is classier that way. might be able to make it look like that on the bottom, too, not sure.
delete unneeded programs from dock.
set up some gestures. i'm a fan of the four-finger swipe to the widgets/other desktops.
get obsidian menu bar. its beautiful. although there might be better alternatives and i feel like yosemite actually has the black menu bar built-in. brilliant.
get the oblique strategies widget. surely you're a creative soul and you seek inspiration from time to time.
get istat widget.
get little snitch.
get SMC fan so you can monitor your temps from ur menu bar and act accordingly. at ~170 fahrenheit master race i start easing up on the computing, close unnecessary programs, etc.
pretty much nothing the heck else..
also get a keyboard protector to keep the mac pristine
>4k gaymen laptop for more
>1440p touch laptops for more
>i7 w/ 870m or quadro series for more
come on now. don't be delusional macfag. You make you and your coffee house friends look bad
Honest question, what can a Mac do that windows can't? I've used a mac before and sure it looks nice but it's not my cup of tea. I am studying Mechanical Engineering and do a bit of programming on the side and cannot really see what a mac does better. Can someone enlighten me?
it just functions better. no bullshit to get in the way. bullshit is what the windows and linux apologists are used to. it's all they've ever known. dealing with it constitutes most of their computing experience. windows forces updates every time you shut down. i couldn't imagine seeing 'update 1 of 105 downloading' when i shut down my mac master race. it'd be f*cking infuriating. no. mac lets me choose. mac lets me compute. mac understands computers are a means to an end and lets me get to that end with an unfettered, crisp, clean computing experience. never going back to windows nightmare, never trying half-functional linux garbage. mac, mac, mac, 2 da top.
>hurr durr /g/ is one person
Macbooks are fine and obviously OS X works well on them, gets the most battery life out of them etc.
The default way it works however is just annoying, it seems everything tries to get in your way, and almost all utility is stripped away from the default programs because muh minimalism.
I gave OS X a chance but there was nothing special about it to convince me to keep using it. The only advantage over GNU/Linux was that OS X has a lot of professional software for it.
OS X is also fits together better than windows and linux. That is one thing I give to Apple. They put a lot of time into their mobile and desktop OS's to make everything just work.
Or krita works too.
You have other options such as qtdeveloper and eclipse, but vim is the best anyway. Anyone who doesn't use vim is clearly an incompetent fuck. Anyway:
ardour, a real professional system unlike logic babbymode
lightworks - again a legitimate professional application unlike final cut
kdenlive also counts.
Did you know Apple makes more than one product, even more than on OS. I think you'll find (or won't, for that matter) a PC laptop with 2560x1600 IPS screen that also has 2 USB 3.0 and 2 thunderbolt 2 ports for the same price. Yeah, you can't and even you could it runs *ugh* Winderz
>absolute barebones hand configured Gentoo kernel
Some people want to use their computer, not just leave it idle. I'm sure if you told Aqua not to start and just ran Mplayer in some minimal WM it would match exceed it.
Just pinch while the cursor is over it.
I agree, even multi platform programs like VLC and uTorrent look better on OS X and fit in with the theme, uTorrent didn't even have ads when I tried it.
There are some distros like Ubuntu and elementary that have very well put together themes and default programs that look almost as seamless as OS X, but honestly it doesn't bother me that much.
I also liked that Yosemite used all of the available RAM unlike Windows and GNU/Linux.
Right now I'm using Mint and it's it's a joy to use, Cinnamon applets are useful, and the OS is just sitting there in the background with everything exactly where you expect it to be.
I only with the UI was as smooth as Windows and OS X, and that there were linux versions of my favourite Windows programs.
Nobody wants that though, GNUStep has had multiple failed fundraisers. Not sure why.
Kind of ironic that you say I'm grasping at straws when you post outdated anecdotal stats and present that garbage list of alternatives, some of which were "I have no answer but you smell".
Damn dude it's just fonts.
Maybe this is relevant to your interest.
>windows forces updates every time you shut down
What the fuck is up with this myth? I've had Windows 8.1 for a month now and never had to update anything. I just turned updates off. Whoever started this rumour was obviously retarded and didnt know how to use a computer.
The majority of OS X is opensource.
Enough that you can have a fully working system from what Apple has released alone. The only closed sourced components are the UI components which can be supplemented with X and core Audio which can be supplemented with an audio server of your choice.
The kernel and userland are all there and there's macports for your software needs.
>just turn updates off
That's not a good solution to the problem, Windows is the only OS that has to restart for all OS updates, not just kernel ones but all. Sometimes it needs to restart for userland software, this is just unacceptable.
OS X has a lot of handy features, my favorites are quicklook and spotlight. Spotlight lets you easily learn where a command in an application is, you can then use your mouse to select it, learn the keybind for it or just use your applications like some kind of cli interface where you type all your commands. Nice and versatile.
I tried cinnamon, its a solid DE. I enjoyed using it. Pantheon (elementary's DE) was a great experience, it was light weight, fast, had only the barebones of a simple DE. The theme was great. I tried to change it, but I always came back to the default because it was just so nice.
Thats because the file system is shit for windows. Changes to permissions or files being moved have to have the registry edited. Which the registry isn't updated until the computer restarts.
Not only that, but M$ can force you to update even if you setting is "download but don't install automatically". The only way to prevent M$ from forcing an update in windows 7 is to disable updates completely. I'm not sure it's possible to prevent M$ from force-updating you in windows 8+.
It stops updates in windows 8.. but the option is tucked away. Tried to turn it off on my roommates computer, couldn't find the option. Once i did, it turned back on without warning.
If you click Alt in Ubuntu it will search trough the opened program's menus.
Elementary Champagne was the best theme imho, grey themes are boring. I wish there was an equivalent for Mint.
Just as an aside that works with all OS X applications system wide and OS X itself (brings up help documentation). That documentation is a very good feature.
I love my Apple products. I’ve used Macs since day one. My desk right now has on it my MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPad Air, Thunderbolt Display and iPhone. Oh, and an Apple Bluetooth keyboard and Magic Trackpad, of course.
I really like Apple as a company. The reason the products are so good is precisely because Apple has strong values around quality, attention to detail and refusal to compromise. I love the fact that Apple concentrates on doing a small number of things very well, and doesn’t do what most companies in its position would do and slap an Apple logo on everything from baseball caps to cars.
>one bad unit
>they must all be bad
It's a good thing manufacturers don't feel the same as you do.
Also, how fucking old was it? Why didn't you get it replaced? If it was too old, why didn't you maintain a clean system that wouldn't overheat?
Was brand new in 2007. How the fuck are you supposed to open it when everything is riveted on?
I'm not saying they're all bad, I'm saying that after you waste $2500 on a unit, you won't buy one again. Also they can't expect shit to not overheat when there's insufficient venting.
No it's not, regardless of material the fault could easily lie in an isolated production issue. You don't see people claiming all thinkpads are bad because 1 person got a bunk one. Same with any product or brand, even outside of computers and more to electronics in general.
>try to keep QT out of my system just because I don't need it
>there's always one program that pull in the entire qt world
Just Google macports or homebrew and figure out which one you want, it's as easy as any package manager to install what you want.
>brew install leafpad
>port install leafpad
If you want X applications look into xquartz.
You could use eye of gnome, feh or kde-apps/gwenview-5:9999 (kde5 is split between kde-frameworks-5.*, kde-plasma-5.* and kde-applications-5.* so you don't have to pull half of kde anymore).
mplayer. If you're a complete pleb, MPV.
kde-apps/okular-5:9999, evince, xpdf, etc.
The majority of people (though not all) on here are very strange people. Most of them are socially dysfunctional. Many don't have regular employment or money, so they are forced to use lower tier computers and gadgets. I would say with a pretty high degree of confidence that most people here have never slept with a girl.
These people HATE those who they perceive to be successful in life, or even those who are just relatively normal (hence the term "normalfag"). They seethe with jealous rage and live their entire lives festering in bitterness at those who get to enjoy emotions such as happiness and triumph and companionship in their lives. This is why they hate Apple. Apple are the ultimate symbol of everything that the /g/ dweller despises - success, being socially well-adjusted, enjoying life, etc.
So yeah. My advice to you is this: get out of here while you can.
When you encrypt a drive it always has to check for permissions and constantly check if you have entered the password for the files. Plus it has to unencrypt the files, and then reencrypt. So short answer, yes its going to be slow. On Windows, Mac, or Linux.
Oh wow thanks for the suggestions /g/ents, I'll try them out.
SMPlayer has been a good enough video player, just a little bit buggy, and I still prefer PotPlayer as it has a lot more features and customizability.
I don't need something as minimalist as mpv, and bloat doesn't bother me that much since I have a decent machine SSD and all.
I've got a 2011 Macbook. Paid extra for the matte screen and everything. It's nice except the sd card reader broke and started just scratching cards after about 5 uses, and the eject key is all soft and weird now but it still works. Osx works but there are so many little thing that Linux and Windows does but it doesn't which can be fucking infuriating. Constant beach balling with the new osx unless you have an ssd, the fucking home and end keys don't do anything with Apple text editors, and a bunch of other stupid shit that doesn't make any sense.
I will never understand why if you have an external mouse plugged in, just moving the mouse will wake it up from sleep, but if the thing is on and the display is asleep you have to physically click to get that up.
Osx is fine, but apple shills are some of the worst around.
It's the same as any other *nix system with X so you could leverage an Arch or Gentoo guide. For OS X specifically I forget how you disable aqua and boot right into Xquartz since I don't like that myself but I know it's easily doable, Google around. If you want a native tiling WM for OS X there's Amethyst but people say it's not that great.
An example for openbox woulkd be to, install it, then put this in your ~/.xinitrc
What gave it away, the fact they clicked the left Window?
That's not the point at all, you're not always the one closing a program, for example when Windows shuts down it will close all running applications and throw all those save prompts in the same place, including those from different programs.
What's your point? The whole issue is that you can have 2 versions of the same document open at one time. Even if you knew the filename and application you wouldn't know which window (and as such which version of the file) it was associated with.
I have a MBP Retina, it's great.
The only thing I hate about owning, not even about the laptop itself, but all the people who "hate" macs themselves.
I'll overheard a few people talking to people who own Mac products, and are just like "hurr durr how you're beach ball of death?? hmmmm?", and the typical "Macs suck! Juts 'cause...".
What? It can and will prompt you to save multiple files at one time, that's the entire issue. If you have 2 or more revisions of the file you don't know which one it's targeting. How are you not understanding this?
Furthermore it doesn't even show up near the window, at the vert least why doesn't it spawn within the bounds of the window it's attached to? If you close multiple documents you can't tell which is which, webm related.
I don't know why you're even defending this.
oh yeah now i know what you mean. why do i defend it? because i have never had this problem. sounds like a user error to me.
the best part is, that response is exactly what you would get if you complained about an osx feature.
learn to deal with it, just like ive learned to deal with all the wacky shit osx does
I'm sure all of the people who open and close 10 different notepad documents are constantly wishing they were using osx.
if thats what you are choosing to complain about, i guess go ahead
>because i have never had this problem
>learn to deal with it, just like ive learned to deal with all the wacky shit osx does
Probably because that doesn't happen on OS X you dingus.
You sound like some kind of Windows apologist. All I did was point out a simple flaw that's easily fixable, you proceeded to get confused and complain to me about it.
>nuh uh that doesn't happen anymore
>I don't know what you're talking about can you clarify
Now you're jabbing at me for actually giving you patience by calling it complaining? You really do have a shit attitude.
>Apple are the ultimate symbol of everything that the /g/ dweller despises - success, being socially well-adjusted, enjoying life, etc.
Hatred of Apple has more to do with their design decisions being in line with what you'd see in the movie Idiocracy. The operating system is obviously not meant for people who care about technology. I think that has more to do with why the more neckbeard part of /g/ bashes it.
i wasnt the original person, but good job getting angry about something so stupid
how about osx not being able to clamshell without being plugged in, or requiring dedicated GPU to be used to an external monitor if you have both. or how about mouse movement being able to wake the computer up, but you have to click it to actually wake up a display that is asleep. or how about not being able to sort folders on top alphabetically with everything else below them?
you know, all simple flaws with simple fixes for osx which i have learned to deal with every day?
As a Windows user I couldn't give two shits about OS X's flaws. I'm more concerned about the fact they fixed this issue with explorer but didn't fix it system wide. If you attempt to open a directory that's already opened in a new window it will just raise the old window. Meanwhile any other application will spawn a new instance and let you make conflicting changes then throw confusion at you if you try to close all workspace windows.
Why not be annoyed with an issue that is easily fixed? You're treating it like it doesn't exist at all.
>doesn't bother me so it shouldn't bother you
I'm more annoyed with you than I am the problem.
So, anti-macfags are now resorting to conspiracy theories. Great.
Pro tip: Internet faggots who think Apple is shit are morons. Macs are all over the place in Silicon Valley AND in Computer Science departments. These people who go out of their way to use Linux are mostly faggots who haven't done anything with tech but want to feel superior.
> work in company, make good money
> lead developer
> everyone in company use macBook and iPhone
> only person in whole company to use ThinkPad and non iPhone
> slept with 5 girls (26m)
yes, the chinese are great at making "macbook tier hardware".
If you wanted actual quality, you wouldn't have had to look further than IBM thinkpads but we all know where that went.
I don't trust posts on /g/ about Krita considering the devs openly post here.
>I'm not a professional so nobody else can be
>implying you need to be a professional to use software anyway
If it does the tasks you want then why not use it?
I judge products based on their merit not on something as insignificant as a license. Make a good OSS product and I'll use it but it being OSS doesn't inherently contribute anything of value.
>being OSS doesn't inherently contribute anything of value.
>price isn't of value
>freedom to modify and redistribute isn't of value
i'm gonna have to turn my back on you
Not all closed source software has monetary value but does have intrinsic merit. As for the freedom to modify and redistribute someone elses product, that's a whole different issue. Personally I feel like that's their decision, I'm not so selfish that I demand the right to hand over their creation to the public, would I like that? Of course, but it's their choice if they want to do that.
I thought I did.
qtdev and Vim are not a suitable replacement for xcode. I personally use Vim as my editor and xcode for my analyzer and debugger.
Photoshop being not exclusive is not a valid point here when the person is suggesting GNU as an alternative, i.e. a platform that does not have that product.
Ardour seems like just another DAW.
Lightworks is trash imo and kdenlive is not an applicable alternative considering its simplicity compared to other editors in this scope.
All of this is highly subjective, the initial objective point is that OS X can run all of that where GNU cannot. The gain here is that you have the choice to pick what you like regardless of what it is, with GNU you're limited to a smaller selection of software you may or may not like.
Op this is what you're gonna do (if you don't want a neckbeard DE/WM)
2. Install homebrew
3. git clone https://github.com/mathiasbynens/dotfiles
read throught the script and edit it!!!! you're not supposed to run the whole thing blindly, it makes some very opinionated decisions
4. LiteIcon, get yourself some nice icons I like http://ccard3dev.deviantart.com/art/Dynamic-Icons-for-Yosemite-Apple-Apps-460428519
5. go to activity monitor and type Cmd-Shift-/-dock-cpu-history
6. change terminal to zenburn master race
A lot of people use iTerm2, but it does like 10fps on my 2009 laptop. If you do use it, remember that cmd clicking on urls opens them in a browser.
?. get flux
In Settings-General set appearance to graphite and highlight color to graphite. The colored close/minimize icons are annoying as fuck
?. move dock to a side
OS X is inherently better than Windows and Linux in every way.
OS X is made for people that do. The only reason game developers shun Mac is because of Microsoft's "friendly contributions". There will come a time when consumers and developers will realize the full potential of Steve Job's legacy.
I didn't care so much about FOSS/OSS until working in software and seeing how fucking stupid it is the way we operate. Companies profit off of restricting the user as much as possible. That is why consoles are so important, that is why tablets are so important. A closed platform lets Microsoft charge Xbox owners owners to watch Netflix. It allows for preferential treatment of Internet Exploder (would not exist if not bundled). The company I worked at was trying to pull the same shit just at a smaller scale: price our product low but control the platform so that people have to go through us and pay to get anything done. Additionally, a massive amount of programmer effort is wasted on encryption and bullshit to make sure people can't get our content for free. All of this bullshit is only possible due to proprietary licenses, otherwise the customer could manhandle what they bought however they wanted.
In this case you can present the argument that going FOSS/OSS is dangerous because the company loses profit. But often it costs the business nothing. They should open source by default, and only stop when there's an obvious reason not to.
Idk man writing closed source code just feels gross to me, almost makes me not want to develop software, knowing it's only used to fuck people over, and they're so oblivious to it
I'm not saying I approve of the decision to close source your software nor do I approve of such tactics, I'm simply saying I will not write something off just because it is as such. Practicality trumps all for me and many. The more important overlying thing is that I care about the authors freedom to do so, they have the right to make that choice and I'm not going to cast judgment on their products for their personal choices, I judge the product on usefulness at the time only.
>anthropomorphizing businesses like a fucking furry
Companies are not people and so do not have "personal choices", they're strictly business choices aimed to maximize profits. You're protecting executive's pockets, not programmers. We would love to be allowed to open source our code.
(I'm exaggerating my stance on this topic but I'm bored)
I'm not talking about business exclusively, you are. Either way I care about the freedom of everyone whether they work in a business or not.
>We would love to be allowed to open source our code.
You shouldn't speak for all programmers.
Some faggots would rather you not see their source.
Sorry for late reply, but I do not understand this. When you set up windows, you can let it know to inform you of updates, but allow it to let you pick which ones to install. I also don't see how it functions better. It runs smooth yeah, but so does windows. So can you tell me where it runs smoother? Quite interested in knowing.
So is it just mainly for programmers? I understand that this whole virus thing has to do with it as well, seeing as UNIX is more secure. But is that about it, or am I missing something?
That is rather impressive, but I can do that in Windows as well, and it looks better, with the fraction not being in that manner, as well as the limit. I do tons of reports for my structure class and my physics class, and I have always used MS Word, which works fine, and looks better than that. But I will not deny that it would be useful if they changed the manner in which it was used. It is impressive.