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  1. Archer
    July 16th, 2012 05:06 AM
    Archer
    Nice. How did you do that?
  2. Twiggy
    July 16th, 2012 04:57 AM
    Twiggy
    Aaaaaaaaand I suppose I managed to crash OS X just now.
  3. Twiggy
    July 16th, 2012 03:36 AM
    Twiggy
    On the other hand, what's neutral might be subjective.

    I find the default calibration to be too warm. Way too warm. And the gamma seems to be cranked to be a bit too dark.

    The advanced tools are a bit of an eye sore to use, compared to Windows 7's. I tweak from there, too.
  4. Archer
    July 16th, 2012 03:24 AM
    Archer
    You'll find the OSX side of things should have a higher gamma setting than Windows (unless the Bootcamp drivers fix that). It makes all of the colours look crisper and more vivid while remaining a neutral temperature. The IPS Panels on the Pros are awesome. The Airs not so much, but still better than most.

    My main frustration is that the Pro 13" STILL only sports a 1280x800 screen. I mean, 1440x900 I could understand. Oh well. Not like I'll be upgrading for a long time, anyway. Need to save my moneys. :D
  5. Twiggy
    July 16th, 2012 02:53 AM
    Twiggy
    Heck, by the time everything is down, I would have experience in

    Windows 98
    Windows XP
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7
    Windows 8
    OS X Lion
    Android 2.3
    Android 4.0
    Windows Phone 7.5
  6. Twiggy
    July 16th, 2012 02:51 AM
    Twiggy
    Guess so.

    In fact, I find the stuff I bought in the bundle to be extremely useful in one way or another.

    Some monitor calibration later, my eyes no longer hurt. Must be the crisper text and neutral greys. No more baked sun!
  7. Archer
    July 16th, 2012 01:07 AM
    Archer
    Ease of use is subjective. You'll learn OSX in no time if you use it regularly. For a lot of things, it's actually easier and has a lot of features that Windows sorely lacks.

    Of course if you need Windows apps, then it's a no-brainer.
  8. Twiggy
    July 15th, 2012 11:57 PM
    Twiggy
    After a month of using a MacBook Air, I've noticed that I kept clinging onto Windows, if only for the sheer amount of support and ease of use.

    Hey, at least the hardware is solid. The trackpads on other Windows laptops, to put it mildly, sucked.
  9. Twiggy
    July 15th, 2012 09:23 AM
    Twiggy
    I got that $50 bundle of Mac apps.

    So now I have got the licence codes and software ready, maybe now is the time to stop Boot Camp and start living in a Mac world for real.
  10. Twiggy
    July 11th, 2012 06:56 PM
    Twiggy
    We're already getting short-changed when it comes to battery life. xD

    The resolution and spec war is getting really out of hand. Thank goodness for Windows Phone's uber-efficient code.
  11. Archer
    July 11th, 2012 05:09 PM
    Archer
    It was intentional. I never have more than about 5 tabs open. More if I'm doing an assignment.

    Anything past dual-core and 1GB memory is overkill at the moment. Phones shouldn't need more guts unless the OS/Programs are very inefficient.
  12. Twiggy
    July 10th, 2012 06:46 PM
    Twiggy
    I think I am one of these people that would never leave that many tabs open...

    Right?

    Now, I wonder when we'll see an octo-core Windows Phone 8 handset with 2 GB of RAM

    Would that be absolute overkill?
  13. Twiggy
    July 10th, 2012 05:40 PM
    Twiggy
    One funny thing is most browsers also scales memory usage with the total amount of system RAM. IE will also stop splitting processes after a set number of tabs if it's a bit too many - depends on the system resources.
  14. Archer
    July 10th, 2012 03:37 PM
    Archer
    Haha, I wouldn't know how much Safari or Chrome use on iOS, as you don't get any sort of Status Monitor. There's a hidden force-quit system, but that's it.

    On the desktop side of things, I've used Chrome for 3 days without closing any tabs to see how much memory it uses. With about 40 tabs open, it was using 3.5GB memory on my Macbook. The with everything else open, I was using 6.2GB RAM. Who says more than 4GB is a waste?
  15. Twiggy
    July 10th, 2012 08:44 AM
    Twiggy
    Still doesn't stop them from chickening out on 800 MHz and 90 MB of app usage RAM.

    On system with 256 MB of RAM, that's all you're getting for an app

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