Originally Posted by darkphoenix22
Eh. Trying changing the window manager of Mac OS X.
Can you change the WM in Windows? (maybe you can, I dunno.. point being these are things I buy and assume I cannot do.. and spend no more mental energy on it than that.. yes I do wish I could get mouse focus under OS X to work as I can in X, but I can't.. done.. end of story)
I spent 5 hours trying to make it Xfce4 and failed. They've done everything they can to stop you.
Oh I'm sure they had HOURS of meetings just to plot a strategy to thwart the 5 people in the world that would want to
or more likely they designed something that works (and for the most part pretty well) and never considered how to put enough hooks in so it could be swapped in/out.
Mac OS X is a perversion of Unix.
So don't use it
at least its close enough to be able to make use of so much of the unix ecosystem. For a while I ran all my server apps on OS X, but in the end, IMO, the package managers just aren't up to snuff.
Both OSX and Windows offer vertical integration (and also lack of flexibility) that allow them to have audio and video that runs rings around linux (at least in terms of stability) We don't need long articles explaining the audio sub system for OSX or Windows like we do for Linux, nor have I ever spent days chasing down why I can't get audio from Flash, or VLC, etc. On the down side, I cannot output the same audio stream (on OS X) to multiple jacks (with buying $90 hardware) like I can with linux (and while I can.. I haven't
I use both OSX and Linux daily... I think both have their strengths (for those willing to acknowledge them), and both have their weaknesses.
Apple still commands too little of the market to be the driving force for video DRM woes (audio DRM is gone and no longer relevant)... Other than iTunes video, OSX users almost always get access to other content months or years after something becomes available on Windows (Netflix, CableCard, SlingPlayer, etc). The DRM push is coming from the content providers (or Windows.. but I think its 100% content providers) as those are usually the 1st working combination that hits the marketplace before it trickles down to OSX (and then rarely to linux).