Operating system showdown – Andrew’s version

For those who don’t read the posts on my forum, Andrew posted his thoughts on Windows vs Linux vs Mac last night. I thought it to be a pretty good analogy, so I’m reposting what he said here.

 here’s how I understand it:

there’s three options, windows, linux, or mac.

good things:

windows: most popular, most widely used, most supported, and runs most programs.
linux: more secure, more efficient, free, some other stuph.
mac: very popular, and “it just works” is there motto.

bad things:

windows: insecure, needs a good formatting every few months, insecure, resource hog, insecure, expensive.
linux: complicated, insane learning curve, and if you’re on 56k no natural internets(see insanely complicated learning curve), need lifetime commitment to understand.
mac: doesn’t run many programs, costs more than a first class hooker in vegas, can’t be upgraded, presumably also has learning curve.

personally, I have experience with windows and a tiny little bit of linux. I would recommend windows or mac. don’t bother with linux unless you’re really interested in learning. mac is good for artsy types because “it just works” and photoshop etc etc works well.

Of course, this is entirely subjective, so leave a comment if you agree or disagree with him. 😉

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3 Responses to Operating system showdown – Andrew’s version

  1. freeloader says:

    Windows isn’t THAT bad. As long as its XP. If you like vista i am sure me and ronny can come beat some sense into you 🙂

  2. jerith says:

    He obviously hasn’t used Ubuntu recently…

    Also, MacOS can be upgraded. Mine occasionally wants to run system updates and whines every now and then if I don’t let it.

  3. LordAndrewSama says:

    “mac: very popular, and “it just works” is there motto.”

    The first thing I notice is my own typo. dammit.

    Anyways jerith, at the time I hadn’t used ubuntu. I have since then though, and it hasn’t really changed my opinions. (Still more complicated than windows, no native 56k support, though thankfully I have adsl now, and on my motherboard no support for networking(so no adsl until I figured that out…)

    Also, regarding updating/upgrading a macOS, I was referring to the hardware, as it’s one solid lump(as I understand it) and you replace it when you want a faster solid lump.