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Windows or MacOS?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by SalixIncendium, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहं ब्रह्मास्मि
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    Or something else?

    I've been a reluctant Windows user for years, since like 1997. I've battled through the laggy PCs, viruses, crashes, blue screens of death, etc for the last 20+ years.

    When my 5 year old laptop began taking 10 minutes to start up, I broke down and bought a Mac mini. While the MacOS took some time to get used to, I've had no problems, and quite frankly, I love how my iPhone, iPad, and Mac all synced and how I could text from my Mac.

    I recently got sucked into taking took responsibilities for the operations of yet another company and given my previous companies provided my a laptop, I only had my Mac mini and a now 6 year old Windows laptop.

    The owner "splurged" for a $250 Chromebook. I learned quickly that Chromebooks are a useless version of a Android and set it aside in favor of my recently reset (and still painfully slow due to 4 gigs of RAM) laptop.

    After struggling for a week, I decided I needed to do something to be more productive at work. I did some research into what I would need to be productive on a Windows laptop and learned that for what I would spend on a Windows laptop, I could get a MacBook Air. After doing a bit more research, it would appear BigSur supports machines up to 10 years. Yeah one could argue that Windows does as well, but your hardware is unlikely to handle the next version of Windows. So two days ago, I bought the MacBook.

    Oh my gods. I unboxed it and learned I could just copy my Mac mini onto my MacBook. It synced without a hitch.

    I love the Apple eco-system.

    What do you use, and have you considered changing platforms? Why or why not?
     
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  2. The Hammer

    The Hammer Wyrd Walker
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    Used to be PC.

    Switched to Mac. Love the OS and the controls + touchpad for a laptop. Easy and intuitive.

    Can't use a Windows comp worth a damn anymore. Lol
     
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  3. Shaul

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  4. F1fan

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    I've been using Mac since 1993. It's not flawless but if you back up routinely it's a fantastic and reliable product.
     
  5. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Me too. Dare I ask which distro?
     
  6. Shaul

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    Ubuntu, Knoppix or Red Hat
     
  7. Trailblazer

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    Windows 7, although I can live with Windows 10.
     
  8. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Macs are costly for us. I have never used them. My grand daughter does, recently bought a new laptop, the old Mac gave up (I do not know why, things do not go wrong that way in computers. I suppose she was not able to get good help). I left windows about 10 years ago and am a linux person (Debian being the favorite). Any start more than 15 sec. is unacceptable to me. I have a 10 year old Lenovo ThinkCenter (all-in-one regrettably*) i3 3.3 GHz, 4 GB ram - enough for me.

    * Had it been a box, I would have fiddled with its innards as I used to do. At least clean it regularly, which is complicated in an all-in-one.
     
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  9. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Maybe some day we'll find something political to agree about! ;)
     
  10. Snow White

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    I like Linux. I've had some pretty good experiences with Debian and Lubuntu, so far.
     
  11. Heyo

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    Something else, Ubuntu Linux specifically. I had to work with dozens of systems at work, CP/M, DOS, TOS, Unix (at least 4 different versions), Windows from 3.1 on, Novell and some really exotic ones (I could mostly evade Macs, though).
    The ease to use combined with fair performance and possibility to tweak if necessary is best on Ubuntu.
     
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  12. Secret Chief

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    I was a PC person in a former life, never thought about getting an Apple, they just seemed to get bad-mouthed. Then my niece got me an iPod as a present and that marked the beginning of the end for me for PCs. I suppose it's horses for courses, but I find my iPad to be totally user friendly and I have virtually no problems with it (not how it used to be with my PC). For creative stuff (visual or sound) it's a no brainer. Never going back to PC. My partner has to use one for work and as cake is my witness I swear it'd be in the bin by now.
     
  13. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I pick Windows over Marcos.
    Been using it since Win98.
    Still using Win98 & the latest version...whatever it is.
     
  14. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    At work we used IRIX (a version of Unix/BSD) running various versions Windows through the ages in a virtual box. It had to be windows because the software we needed was only available for windows.

    We never got to use IOS for that reason.

    At home we have one computer running Linux Mint and one running Windows 10 both are rarely used. Mostly we use Android devices.
     
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