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kherbert05:

--- Quote from: Virg on March 12, 2013, 10:19:11 AM ---Dianne AKA Traska wrote:

"Easy answer:
Control key?  PC
Command key?  Mac"

This struck me as odd, because the way I've always specified is, Apple logo on the machine, it's a Mac.  No Apple logo, It's a PC.

Virg

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But now you have things like my Chromebook - though according to this rule it would be a windows machine because it has a control key. BTW I love my Chromebook.

stitchygreyanonymouse:

--- Quote from: kherbert05 on March 12, 2013, 10:36:01 AM ---
--- Quote from: Virg on March 12, 2013, 10:19:11 AM ---Dianne AKA Traska wrote:

"Easy answer:
Control key?  PC
Command key?  Mac"

This struck me as odd, because the way I've always specified is, Apple logo on the machine, it's a Mac.  No Apple logo, It's a PC.

Virg

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But now you have things like my Chromebook - though according to this rule it would be a windows machine because it has a control key. BTW I love my Chromebook.

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Virg’s a little off, because now that Macs are Intel-based, you get "hackintoshes" like my SO’s where they build what is essentially a PC, but runs OSX natively. It’s just not manufactured by Apple. Although one could argue that it’s not a Mac in that case, and I guess I agree.

PC ≠ Windows, since PCs can also run Chromium OS (Google), Linux, etc. (Although said hackintoshes require specific hardware—not all PCs will work)

And Chromebooks are their own thing (thus the differentiation between Chrome OS and Chromium OS), but since the OS is based on Linux, it uses Windows-like key mapping, thus the control key instead of command.

Then you get people like me, who dual boot their Apple computers (MacBook, in my case), so that their Windows computer has a command key (which functions like the Windows-logo key on a native Windows machine). That really bothers me though… I’m forever trying the wrong keyboard shortcut combinations since 96% of my computing is done in OSX.

Virg:
stitchygreyanonymouse wrote:

"Virg’s a little off, because now that Macs are Intel-based, you get "hackintoshes" like my SO’s where they build what is essentially a PC, but runs OSX natively. It’s just not manufactured by Apple. Although one could argue that it’s not a Mac in that case, and I guess I agree."

That's it exactly.  A computer isn't a Macintosh just because it runs OSX, because that's a brand name for Apple's line of computers.  As for Frankentoshes, I figure anyone who's savvy enough to build a PC-based machine that can run OSX will know what they're running without resorting to looking over the keyboard or case.

Also, not every PC runs Windows.  A Chromebook running Linux is based on the chipset and board architecture popularized by IBM for their "PC" brand, so even though it's not Windows it can reasonably be called a PC (although to be completely technically accurate it's a PC clone unless it's built by IBM/Lenovo).  A Macintosh these days is rather close to being a PC clone as well, but the difference in board architecture is enough that it's a stretch to call it a PC for now.

Now I agree that my rule isn't perfect, because there's no Apple logo on machines like Sun or SPARC stations that can't be called PCs, but again someone running such high-end hardware is unlikely to need a cheat to figure out what they're using so as a simple rule of thumb it works.

Virg

Bethalize:

--- Quote from: carol1412 on March 11, 2013, 01:29:51 PM ---Here's one example of dance writing - it's the Lilac Fairy solo from The Nutcracker
http://www.dancewriting.org/acrobat/ballet/SheetDance_Lilac_Fairy.pdf

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Great link, but is the Lilac Fairy from Sleeping Beauty? Web results suggest so.

carol1412:
Sorry - yes. Sleeping Beauty not Nutcracker.

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