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Every OS has it's strengths and weaknesses. No OS is "better" than the other unless you're comparing specific things. Now don't go bashing mac or marin will come in here and rant.......
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ubuntu installation is the easiest thing ever. they even have a live disc so you can see it before you start and you can have a GUI partition editor.

bundled software is good but then it has a ton of third party software that you just click and apply

i haven't run into one thing i cant use with ubuntu hardware wise. and if your nic is supported then there is no network problem and that is the only major driver there missing is one for wireless nic's

and the only virus i worry about is the one i might give to my windows os.
I havent once gotten Ubuntu to be able to install on my system . Talk about easy!
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um security ? how is ubuntu not full and leopard WAY more security holes than vista

Vista has been WAY more secure than xp ever was for me. Networking was a bit of the same
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um security ? how is ubuntu not full and leopard WAY more security holes than vista

Vista has been WAY more secure than xp ever was for me. Networking was a bit of the same
I agree the security rating is a little off.
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post #25 of 76
I once had a friend ask me if I could fix there mac book pro for them, it was an installation issue. It was painfully difficult to figure out what had gone wrong. Eventually I just got lucky and it worked, but there was no way to figure out what went wrong in the first place. Granted the incident was isolated, but I think it should be easy to troubleshoot, and not have to depend so heavily on luck. just my two cents.
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post #26 of 76
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Wow that is retarded........ compiz fusion is the BEST interface I have ever used....... excellent effects. I guess they were too stupid to figure out how to get it working. FAIL

And the fact that ubuntu is free. Yet they give it a 4.5/5

What do you have to do? Pay them to use the dang thing? Absolutely biased excuse of an article imo. No offense to the OP.
I completely agree. Ubuntu should have scored way higher than they scored it.

How does free not deserve a 5? Complete and utter bull.

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I agree with you on that. I personally am annoyed by the MacOS interface, windows not maximized piling on top of each other, those stupid bouncy things in the bottom, the spinning rainbow loading circle... it's all too frilly for me.
I personally don't see how people who don't know computers would find MacOS any easier than windows. It only seems easier because everyone hypes it up to be- which is basically the whole idea of Apple products, be a fad.
/rant
If they're talking about the looks as interface: that's very subjective. I THINK that's what they based it on, and that's stupid. But they can also be talking about the ease of the interface, in which case that would make a little more sense.

OSX is, indeed, easier to use than windows.
OSX:computers::Spanish:language

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Except what happens when you drag the files and then it doesn't install? Or when you go to run a program... All innocently and not intending for it... But the program bounces. Not a normal bounce, oh NO. It SUPER bounces. And does that four times before stopping. No error messages (unless you call high bounces an error message), no chance to find where it went wrong.
Where did you ever hear about this? This seems to be a very hypothetical situation someone made up. Last time a program failed to run, I got an error report that told me exactly which thread crashed, and I was able to find the file, get a new one, and get my program running.

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um security ? how is ubuntu not full and leopard WAY more security holes than vista
Ubuntu, I agree, but Leopard - whore-hay ou made that crap up. Don't believe that.

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Vista has been WAY more secure than xp ever was for me. Networking was a bit of the same
How, exactly, did you measure vista vs XP security?

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I once had a friend ask me if I could fix there mac book pro for them, it was an installation issue. It was painfully difficult to figure out what had gone wrong.
I'm guessing that's because you don't regularly use OSX? It is very easy to learn and use, yes, but if you want to diagnose something, you still have to know what you're doing. That goes for ANY OS, bro.
post #27 of 76
Operating system is simply a preference, for me I will probably always use windows on my main comps. I use ubuntu on all of all of the comps that I simply want to see if it works etc, it is great and free. As for OSX, it does do better in performance in video editing, but to get it legally you have to pay way to much for the computer. To get a legal copy you have to get half the hardware you could if you went with a windows on the same budget. To me, this hardware difference isn't worth the software inprovement in one area of its use. It is easy to use and almost un-crashable, but as for me, I'd rather just learn how to use windows well.
    
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post #28 of 76
Those are horrible things to judge upon... Honestly, how to Apple win in that? Um... Something like 90% of people have Windows... Not to mention what you can do... Games? Every other average application? This is retarded.
    
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TBH, I find the soft core techie love affair with all things Apple to be pretty silly. Steve Jobs does not actually excrete rainbows.

OS/X should be 1 star for price not because it's expensive (though it is) but because you have to buy a flipping silly looking overpriced mac to use it on (legally). Sure, there's no hardware difference between that and a PC, but there's a pocketbook difference, and I'm assuming the testers were talking about legal uses of programs... or else they'd just leave price off entirely...

I agree Ubuntu is not given enough credit, but the extra star here and there it deserved is nothing compared to the silliness of giving OS/X (which is after all basically a distribution of linux) so many stars...
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How, exactly, did you measure vista vs XP security?
Mostly the spyware scans and slowdowns. If i did back to back scans in xp it would still come up with stuff. Vista only comes up with the security center deactivated registry key.

I don't even have to scan with spybot once i month. Only recently i decided to install avgs
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