Originally Posted by francesthemutes
I like Apple, I really do. Great products, stunning design and great functionality. But everytime someone comes in and makes a [good] arguemnt of how they're just computers for people who are too afraid to learn how a PC really works, I can't help but think "Hey, he's right!"
I mean oce you get to know and understand this inner workings of Windows, know how to tweak it, optimize it and get all that you can out of it, Mac's can't really compare.
Once you've used a unix system you see just how little access to the inner system that windows allows. All of the "tweaking and optimizing" is pretty superficial stuff - giving it a new skin, changing the startup programs, a registry change or two for the adventurous. You can definitely customize windows more than OSX, but you have infinitely more control over the system on OSX. The technical stuff is all hidden behind a nice (very nice IMO
) GUI - you absolutely never need
the command line - but it's still all there. I got Macbook because I wanted the feel and control of a UNIX system without ever needing to exert that control for maintenance. When doing work I have to power of the command line helping me out, but when I'm doing things to the system I use the nice, noob friendly GUI Apple gave me.
Macs are for noobs
Windows is for noobs who don't know they're noobs
Linux is for nerds
Macs are for linux nerds who want a stable system