Originally Posted by coachmark2
"Better" and "more capable" are subjective and/or arbitrary distinctions.
Most IT administrators have used Macs and have a well-formed opinion therein. "Beating the Hell out of Windows in just about every environment" is yet another subjective and arbitrary distinction. "Beats" Windows at WHAT exactly?
The first part of this statement is true and the second part is unrelated to the first and irrelevant to the conversation at hand.
Why would a user use CLI if a GUI can do the task more intuitively and efficiently? Especially an end-user whose job is accounting? Or finance? Or Legal? Or sales? I do not want them in CLI. I want them doing their job and I, as an IT Administrator, work to ensure that they can do so efficiently.
Also, Windows Powershell is perfectly sufficient for any CLI-based task on Windows.
Patently false. Windows' network stack is perfectly sufficient, reliable, and predictable, provided it's given quality hardware and drivers to operate with.
I'm really not sure what your post contributed to this discussion.
Honestly, the point behind OS X running everything Linux is you can pretty much add anything Linux too OS X. Network stack, drivers, software. It's all foss and compatible due to some amazing projects. UNIX, OS X, Linux, and most off the foss software and projects play well. What do I mean OS X can beat out Windows ... it's a lot more hands on.
You can tweak that hood like no tomorrow. And on top of that we have osx86 projects going on. It's a great OS, amazing.
Don't get me wrong, Windows has its very strong points. But as far as a versitile OS, it's more limited than you think. OS X has more to tweak, prod, and manipulate than Windows ever will.
And as far as cli goes, if you expect a non admin to do that you are.... I'd expect any admin I have working in IT to be sufficient in nix, OS X, and Windows. And as is without a special terminal program, Windows cli blows, native terminals in nix or osx(nix based) have by far better support.
But wait, if we can rely on external programs to make things "better" I'm sure I can dig up some foss applications to make OS X friendlier to you. Yeah?Edited by mushroomboy - 11/4/15 at 10:14pm