Thaya, on 12 April 2013 - 05:49 AM, said:
1) You don't hear about them even if you do give a shit.
2) MacOS is actually the most comfortable and easy to use OS. And I'm not even biased - the PC I use most of the day isn't a Mac, and I've used Windows for like 10 years more than I've used Mac. I'll literally never buy a Windows laptop because you can't even really use Windows without a mouse, whereas the MBP touchpad is so comfortable you don't even need one. [Obviously, I don't game on my laptop. Gaming = Windows, always.]
3) I don't recall a single post saying that any software is flawless in this whole thread, but so many posts arguing against that.
4) I do agree that *nix systems (other than MacOS obv) are not good for anything but servers, where they are the absolute majority.
This whole discussion is dumb. I can't believe anybody defends Skype, which are too lazy to even handle contact requests server side, and Java, which has always been the laughing stock of security.
1) Not true. Check out the links Raxxiel posted. You don't have to look far to find news about Mac/Linux exploits or security holes.
2) That's your opinion, and you are entitled to it, but you shouldn't present it as fact.
3) I was exaggerating in order to irritate the obvious Mac/Linux fanboy.
I'm not defending skype or java. I don't know shit about java. I haven't used a Linux or Mac machine for probably 10 years, but that doesn't change the fact that they are worthless for gaming. My whole post was pretty much aimed at the guy that is crying about software compatibility and how any company that doesn't tailor to his minority is a pile of shit.
And on topic, frankly I'm tired of looking for a skype solution. If people are going to drop skype in large numbers, there is going to have to be more than just an occasional DDOS attack on a minority of people who play against scumbags. That minority will find their own solutions through proxy, vpn, or different software.
The problem is that there won't be very many people using this, at least not for a long time. That's the unfortunate truth. It's too much of a pain in the ass to get somebody to download a new program every time you play with somebody new. I'm not against this software, but I'm tired of being the guinea pig trying to spread the word and get people to use something only to find out that it sucks.