Originally Posted by ForumViewer
Doing so on my custom PC takes hours and hours - after installing Vista, downloading the excruciating number of updates, removing the bloat, installing drivers and configuring the OS the way I want it. Not to mention restart after painful restart. I've done this countless times over the years with my custom rig. It's a tiresome process that frankly, I'm not interested in anymore.
Thats exactly my point. It takes me about 20 minutes after install to configure Windows 7 to my liking. That involves updates, audio and video drivers, getting media center working with my tv tuner, installing all of my apps and setting the theme.
Heck even Server 2008 R2 takes less than an hour.
If you can't do that, then its your own fault. Don't blame the operating system.
If you're frustrated with your inability to cope with a Windows environment, then by all means pay Apple to do all of the work for you, but don't confuse paying a premium for a preconfigured computer with any concepts about superiority.
OSX might work a little better out of the box, but in the end, Windows simply does more.
Oh and to keep this on topic, the same thing goes for OSX vs Android. Pretty much everyone that is frustrated with Android hasn't taken the time to configure the device. They simply expect everything to work exactly the way they want it out of the box, which may be true with Sense, MIUI etc.., but Android is an OS that will mold itself to your needs, rather than one that expects you to change your habits to fit the device. You need to take the time to choose your Launcher/Music Player/Browser/etc... and configure it to your needs, and in the end you'll have a much more versatile, useful device than had you stuck to the latest iCrap.