Mac Versus Windoze Versus Linux

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    Alright, being a programmer on Intel chip IBM-like computers there is one thing that bothers me about that stupid argument. Why is it that it's always Mac vs. PC when Mac IS a Personal Computer (PC)? Now, I will give in that it's probably because Microsoft won't allow them to say Windoze (misspelled purpose), but now Microsoft has gotten the arrogance to think that Windoze is the only OS for non-Apple PCs as well. I am now usiing Ubuntu, great GUI for Linux so I can do my everyday stuff in a neat and fully customizable GUI, got tired of Windoze crashing whenever I tested a program that had only a tiny error. But their new commercials are just helping to enforce the stupidity and ignorance most Americans have for technology. Anyone else share this gripe?
     
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    Like most people (I'm assuming), I'm an end user. Started out with DOS and found my last true comfort zone Win3.1. (I've never quite gotten the hang of the Registry thing!) I'm in admiration of those of you who are technologically on top but it doesn't really matter to me. As long as I have a computer that suits my needs, which are very basic, I don't trouble myself agonizing over whether or not there is something out there that is better. Windows XP-Pro works fine for me. So, to answer your question, I guess I don't have a gripe.
     
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    Cool. I write code for your type so you are one of the people I am grateful exist. If everyone wrote code I'd be out of a purpose in life. *smirk* If you ever run into problems with Windoze though, look into Linux GUI's, just for a suggestion. I miss Windows 98, that was the best of their OS's, when you still had MS-DOS to fall back on if Windoze screwed up too much. There are security reasons to switch now as well, Mac is no more secure than Windoze but Linux/Unix leads in security. But just keep in mind, you have more than two choices if you ever upgrade. I write in Java now, I love cross-platform stuff.
     
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    I'm content to be greatful for people like you. I can make Excel do almost anything except the dishes. But I'm aware that someone "wrote" it and I don't have a clue how they did it...I just use it. My son is a Systems Analyst for the USDA and thinks Linux is the only way to go. But he knows my limitations and use requirements so he just lets me go on my merry, uninformed way. Everytime he visits and "tweaks" my system, I have about a three month set-back figuring things out!:frown:

    From the mystified corner, many thanks to you... and keep up the good work!:clap2:
     
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    I'm saving up (low priority) for a new HD and Motherboard but I was briefly using Ubuntu as well. It was really a nice alternative until my (new) computer met its untimely demise.

    Currently I am making do with Windows 98 on my old faithfull.
     
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    I have an old faithful with 98 to. I love that laptop, someone offered 50$ for it and I told them I wouldn't sell it for anything. My other laptop I am keeping Windoze XP for software testing, but Ubuntu is sweet. I love it. It's great for people who are use to Windoze but also allows us command line junkies to get our fix. Also, a side note (it's free so no selling points possible) it hasn't been hacked by anyone yet. They had a software security convention where they have hackers test the security of almost everything, Ubuntu was the only one to survive with no hacking successes.
     
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    We've use Macs in my business for 20 years plus. When we began Mac was the only system that could support a relational data base. Through the years it has been reliable, and economical to use! We are a medium size specialty manufacturer with 27 employees,
     
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    Mac was the first to utilize any full database into the OS directly, except for the more expensive Unix. I will enjoy your views from a Mac user, so welcome, I know only a very small amount of Macintosh/Apple information so feel free to correct any mistakes I may post on that topic.
     
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    I just recently switched from Windows Vista on my Dell PC to Windows XP, and I purchased a MacBook. For my PC I found that Vista was way too slow, even after all the upgrades I put into it. Then I tried to install all my music software, and I kept getting errors all over the place. Then the music hardware was an issue for it as well. Eventually I just stopped trying and wiped Vista off to go back to the more reliable XP.

    As for the MacBook, after my terrible experience with Vista I knew I didn't want to get a laptop with any kind of Microsoft operating system. I absolutely love it. It runs smoothly and I've yet to have a problem with it. I know when I go to buy my next desktop I will definitely be making the switch once and for all.
     
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    Windoze has been going downhill since Gates started leaving all the OS decisions to that new moron, 98 is even more stable than XP. The speed for Windoze will slow drastically with more updates, it loads some of them as services and the more services you add the slower it goes and the less reliable it becomes. Which is why I prefer Ubuntu/Linux, most updates are direct updates and don't get started as new services but are integrated into the programs or OS they update. Since you don't seem afraid of change I recommend you try it, it's free forever and has a lot of options for test driving without committing to it. At the worst you will just waste some time.
     

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