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Do you prefer Linux, Mac, or Windows?

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Posted 11/29/18 , edited 11/29/18
Do you prefer Linux, Mac, or Windows? I like linux, because it gives me freedom.
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Posted 11/30/18 , edited 11/30/18
Windows. Macs aren't very good
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Posted 11/30/18 , edited 11/30/18
user: im almost done with my work. i worked for hours on this thing, all that i have to do left is ...
windows: shutting down... preparing the system for updates... estimated time: 8 hours

user: shut down
ubuntu: nope.
user: shutdown!
ubuntu: i wont unless you force me. i wont go down without a fight!
user: sudo shutdown -h now

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Posted 11/30/18 , edited 12/1/18

namealreadytaken wrote:

user: im almost done with my work. i worked for hours on this thing, all that i have to do left is ...
windows: shutting down... preparing the system for updates... estimated time: 8 hours

user: shut down
ubuntu: nope.
user: shutdown!
ubuntu: i wont unless you force me. i wont go down without a fight!
user: sudo shutdown -h now



That's why I like opensuse or mint.

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Posted 11/30/18 , edited 11/30/18
I work in film with editing software so its the law that I must love Mac products. However, if I'm being honest, the software is quite overpriced for what you get, they are very restrictive when it comes to the type of stuff you can get and the machines have a planned obsolescence of just a few years (damn do they look good tho).

Windows is probably what I would go with if I had all the freedom in the world, but I feel as if many changes in the UI's have been made for no apparent reason and lets face it... no-one really likes Windows 8. But, I hate Microsoft slightly less than Apple so there's that.

Linux... eh? I've never used it properly but from what you're saying it sounds like a perfectly good alternative.

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Posted 11/30/18 , edited 12/1/18

namealreadytaken wrote:

user: im almost done with my work. i worked for hours on this thing, all that i have to do left is ...
windows: shutting down... preparing the system for updates... estimated time: 8 hours

The rage..
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Posted 12/1/18 , edited 12/1/18
Linux has a steeper learning curve and less platform support for random crap, but that's gotten much better in recent years.

Windows 98SE updates were so !Important! because that's when MS gave the gov their own root key certificate, meaning if they had your device in their possession, they walk right in unimpeded. They are giving windows 10 away because it actually starts bridging the chasm between OS & spyware. I only use windows at work.

Macs.....honestly, I was insulted when the iMac gimmick saved the company all those years ago. "Look, its got color!" Lots of people actually bought that shit based on the fact that it came in some different colors. Macs are ass backwards, and why they had to go so far as giving you one whole entire mouse button, when they could have given you a foot pedal or something, I mean they shouldnt have gone through such extensive effort


But the thing is, if the hardware beneath is compromised, then it doesnt really wind up mattering what OS you have.
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Posted 12/1/18 , edited 12/1/18
I have had the oppertunity to use all three, And for the things i use it for, Winodws has to be the best out there.

I use an Apple Laptop when in classes at school, However I have a desktop windows PC, and that from my perspective is the best as most if not all programs have a windows version, And if not its a simple port over.

As for Linux, Been there done that, Not fun, I see why some people like it, and I do like it, its just not the best for me.
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Posted 12/4/18 , edited 12/4/18
Windows, easy to use, almost everything runs on it.
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Posted 12/11/18 , edited 12/12/18
I prefer Mac on mostly an aesthetic basis, though it has lasted longer than my last windows in functionality. (The laptop I got for college made it to my sophomore year, the Mac I got sophomore year was traded in beginning of last year) I like the design of the laptops, and honestly I have no problem paying more for something that should last a few years.
That being said I purchased a netbook running Windows 7 this year to play some basic old games (pinball anyone?) because that was the last good operating system imo. Definitely a nostalgia machine for me.
Posted 12/11/18 , edited 12/12/18
I prefer Windows, but as a disclaimer I have very little experience with Mac and I never tried Linux.
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Posted 12/11/18 , edited 12/12/18
I use a variety of Mac OS machines at work, including one still running OS 9 up through Mojave. As time goes on I'm less impressed with Apple's operating model and their latest OSs. They are over-priced, but do offer excellent support, and are generally pretty reliable, though I'd say they no longer have the advantage over PCs they once did with the whole "Macs never crash or get viruses thing". Blue screens of death have gotten a lot less common in the Windows world.

We have finally abandoned our last Windows 2000 machine, but I've used Windows over the years from Win3 thru the current Win10. I'm unimpressed, though Windows has it's moments. It has gotten better, but I think it has taken somewhat of a u-turn with Windows 10. I preferred XP and 7 (and still run them both), but still have mostly Win 8 and 10 machines at the moment.

So, I use both, own both (MacBookPro and Wacom Mobile Studio Pro) - they all have their place. They are just tools - use the tool you need for the job at hand. If funding is limited, Windows is your ticket. You want to game? Windows is your ticket. I do prefer OS X for trouble shooting as compared to Windows, but probably just because I'm overall more familiar with it.

I have no use for Linux, so can't fairly comment on it. We do have Linux users in my group, and for what they do, they do find Linux to just make that happen more easily., but none of them are exclusive Linux users. they're a mixture of Mac and PC people too.
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Posted 18 days ago , edited 18 days ago

kevz_210 wrote:

Windows, easy to use, almost everything runs on it.


Even the viruses are compatible!
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Posted 17 days ago , edited 17 days ago
I've never used Linux before so I don't have an opinion toward it. So out of Mac and Windows I prefer Windows hands down. My middle school and high school had Apple laptops and desktops and they weren't that great to use, I always went to the drafting room or computer lab if I needed to use a desktop since the ones there had Windows.
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Posted 14 days ago , edited 14 days ago
Currently planning my move over to Linux (Arch linux distribution). I do have dualboot of the two, Linux is hands down objectivly better then Microsoft's spyware! The only two things that make me still use Windows is school stuff and games.

School stuff will probably not come to Linux, but gaming is getting easier and easier with Steam now allowing you to play windows games in Linux through their proton API
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