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PREFERENCE

That sums up any "shoot-out" no matter what the outcome is. If I didn't play games I would probably use OS X (as my main OS, instead of windows right now) as it has all the apps I need (and yes, windows doesn't have some of these apps.) So as you can tell, it's preference.
Edited by Marin - 12/25/08 at 3:32pm
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Many businesses have already adopted the Mac as a standard platform, discovering that the hardware is typically better designed than equivalent Windows systems for the same price, that security risks are lower, and that there are more enterprise-quality management tools than they expected. InfoWorld has chronicled how to make the switch to Mac OS X.
What an absolute disgrace of an article.
post #13 of 56
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You don't use a computer because of the OS. You use a computer because of the applications. The applications that I use work on Windows and only Windows. This is why I use Windows.
Well put.

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What an absolute disgrace of an article.
Just noticed that. They couldn't have lied any harder.
    
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InfoWorld Enterprise Desktop blogger Randall Kennedy argues that desktop Linux is doomed to remain a tiny niche OS, given the Linux community's lack of interest in providing a UI that regular people could use. Kennedy tried to spend a week working on nothing but the Ubuntu distribution of Linux but gave up on the fifth day.
What's this guy, a retard? Even my 5-years old sister has learned her way around Ubuntu in these couple of months we've been using this backup system... and even my mum and dad have (both are computer illiterates).

EDIT: It appears that the article has several other... err... "slightly misleading statements"...
post #15 of 56
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
PREFERENCE

That sums up any "shoot-out" no matter what the outcome is. If I didn't play games I would probably use OS X (as my main OS, instead of windows right now) as it has all the apps I need (and yes, windows doesn't have some of these apps.) So as you can tell, it's preference.
I agree with that 99%. The 1% remaining is that Linux has a bit of a learning curve, and Macs are overpriced.
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The drive for Mac adoption often comes from users, not IT. InfoWorld's Yager has chronicled the adventures of one PC user who switched to the Mac OS, showing that for an individual, the conversion was ultimately a rewarding one.
haha, that goes to show you the target for this audience, the users, not the administrators.

I am fine in my windows with AD and domains thank you very much.

Perhaps Linux will stand a chance in 10-15 years, when the generation raised on computers will be the primary workers, but right now, how many users know how to use Virtualbox? Or would stand and chance of learning an entirely new, and some what foreign OS?
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Ahahahahaha.

Made my day. +rep.
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There are some games that run on all three. Well, maybe not some, but I can name one. Unreal Tournament 2004 has native clients for Windows, Linux, and OSX. It also happens to be my favorite game ever
Totally overlooked my post

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You don't use a computer because of the OS. You use a computer because of the applications. The applications that I use work on Windows and only Windows. This is why I use Windows.
The programs you use most likely have comparable Linux counterparts. You just need to look up what they are called and learn to use them. I understand that it is easier to just keep using Windows because you are more familiar with it, but that does not make it better than Windows, it just means that most people started out with Windows, therefore most people will continue to use it despite having to pay for it.
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Well put.



Just noticed that. They couldn't have lied any harder.
Well, whats actually funny is that if you take a Mac and regular PC, have Vista on both, is that its sometimes faster on the Mac than the PC. Why? Who knows, but looks great to some people im sure lol.
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Totally overlooked my post


The programs you use most likely have comparable Linux counterparts. You just need to look up what they are called and learn to use them. I understand that it is easier to just keep using Windows because you are more familiar with it, but that does not make it better than Windows, it just means that most people started out with Windows, therefore most people will continue to use it despite having to pay for it.
CATIA is a very important program to me. I purchased my recent laptop based off support for this software. It was originally developed in Linux back in the 80's but now is only Windows based, even though it is 100% OpenGL graphics driven....

Find a replacement for CATIA on linux and I will give you a cookie.
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All OS's do different things. All sites do is take what windows can do and what mac can't do then say windows wins. Same thing the other way around and if you throw X or Y OS's into it as well.
So Linux is great for servers, normal online stuff, customiziablility. Windows for the average stuff, developers, gaming. Apple? Who needs that?
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