So, I had the option to get a Macbook at a quite good price so I now own a 13" Macbook Pro. I haven't got any experience with OS X until now (well I do own an iPhone, but that doesn't quite count) and I would like to change that and get my own impressions of OS X.
The hardware is sexy, it's truly nice and beats all other laptops I've played with. It's very quiet, the battery life is pretty good and the screen is nice.
Until now I've never liked trackpads and clearly preferred a trackpoint like on the excellent Thinkpad laptops, however the big multi-touch trackpad on the Macbook have convinced me - trackpads, when done properly, works very well!
As for the software part, OS X is generally quite nice. It starts and shuts down quickly and is aesthetically very nice. It's not perfect though - I personally prefer the Windows 7 taskbar over the OS X dock. I find the dock a bit "fuzzy", making it harder than neccesary to find the application you want to launch. I also think it window manager could use some work. If I have several windows of the same program open, I can't easily switch between those windows with CMD+TAB.
That's my current experience with my Macbook Pro and OS X, I'm still learning of course so some of my complaints might simply be lack of knowledge on my behalf :)
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