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Why I've given up on Windows OS...
Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:06 AM
First and foremost, we got to deal with a boatload of Malware and Viruses. And honestly, I blame this on a new generation of men still living in their momma's basements who can't get pussy if their life depended on it. Hence, they get orgasms by the idea of another person's PC getting infected by their worms. Sounds delightful, no?
Second, I am tired of having to constantly do a million updates every week for Windows, Adobe Reader & Flash, JAVA, Anti-Virus Scanners, Firewall, etc.
These 2 reasons alone and the amount of time I have spent having to troubleshoot Windows computers have made me believe it's an operating system not worth my time nor money. I originally have never been a fan of Apple computers, but the mere notion of not having to update every week, and not deal with the constant new strains of malware infecting perfectly "safe" websites makes you think. Hell, it also makes me think how many neighborhood Windows computers are most likely infected with a virus.
And yes, Apple may get a plethora of viruses and malware in the future, but it will never compare to Windows. It also reminds me why I love Ubuntu and that the Mac OS shares the secure Unix backend.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:17 AM
The Mac side is an interesting beast. I have the unique position of working in a school district that uses Macs almost exclusively so I have had a lot of hands-on time using and troubleshooting the platform. One of the biggest issues that bothers me about OS X is the performance hit. The OS feels much less optimized for the hardware than Windows and is noticeably more sluggish in just about every task. Pair this with mediocre specs on their computers and it's clear that they are not the platform for performance. Another gripe I take with the Mac side isn't really Apple's fault, but there is a lack of 3rd part support. Most applications that are dual-platform are superior on the Windows side. Trillian Astra and Microsoft Office both being great examples.
The toughest part for me over the years has been choosing between the two and I really haven't decided to pick either one over the other. I switch between the two and use both sides for different reasons. It's certainly nice to see another viable consumer OS on the market though.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:38 AM
LinuxMint should easen management a lot, especially with its backup and restore utilities.
Ubuntu jumped the shark with its late netbook-centric interface, so unless you tweak that, you might find it a pain.
Also, MacOS's interface can be replicated on linux systems, which essentially makes them just as visually pleasing and comfortable to do work on.
Edited by Hard Core Rikki, 16 December 2011 - 09:40 AM.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:42 PM
The only thing my Windows 7 updates daily are the Virus Definition Updates. Windows Update is mostly automated anyway and doesn't really bother my daily activities even if it does something in the background.
Of course, I'm also a fan of Ubuntu, although I'm not an active user (Live USB/CD or otherwise). I don''t really have an option on OS X and Macs in general.
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