OS X is built on top of FreeBSD, which is a UNIX derivative - where UNIX is essentially the definition of configurability, as far as low level OS stuff goes. Though, I think it's probably likely your definition of configurability and mine might be somewhat different.Linear Phase wrote: You can more easily, on a Windows machine, rearrange and customize how your computer acts. Its true, Windows is a shell, on a shell, on a shell, at the end of the day, its MS DOS..
c://I never got the far with Macintush. Its kinda like, "once you buy it, thats it." The thing will run, exactly how crApple wants it to run, and the end user has no say.
I used a Windows machine in digital effects production for four years, so I have some familiarity with it, though admittedly nothing recent... This was around 2001-2004 using XP, which I found clunky and was glad to be rid of. Yeah, I've still got a bad attitude about it. Perhaps I'm missing out on something good, but mannn, I dunno...
edit: PS - my basis of comparison at the time would be SGI's Irix operating system. I didn't come from Macs, but rather Amiga and SGI machines, so I've got some different expectations than most, perhaps.