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    Do you like them or dislike them? Why or why not?


    I heard Kim Komando say Windows is "dying on the vine."
     
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    Everything I've heard about Macs are good but they are rather expensive which is why I don't own one. Other than that I know nothing about them.
    As for Windows "dying on the vine"? Yeah, right, heard that one before. They're too well entrenched for anything short of a catastrophic OS system wide failure that would affect the vast majority of users to shake them loose.
     
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    Do you know Kim Komando? Ever listented to her?
     
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    For those trained on a Mac (and can afford them) all seem to swear by them.

    For those of us trained on Windows, however, the Mac is confusing. And because there are so few Macs compared to Windows, there are still some games and programs Macs can't run, but that isn't all that much of a problem any more.

    I figure all computers are becoming obsolete so fast any more that the chances of Windows folding up shop during the lifespan of your next one are pretty nil. :)
     
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    From what I'm reading getting a virus attack on a mac is a very very low probability. Isn't that refreshing?
     
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    Macs are just as vulnerable as PCs but there are so few of them, the hacking rings don't bother trying to hack into them. There is a much more fertile field to attack in the PC world.
     
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    The theory is that computers are all going to thin client model, with most applications living in the cloud. Computers are becoming a commodity item.

    Windows is to buggy to build a mission critical on, so mission critical will migrate to flavors of UNIX. All other applications will migrate to the cloud. Chrome is starting the trend with its own very light thin client OS with all the applications running on the cloud, also thin client.

    Windows may vanish faster than mac, and then, maybe not. but 10 years from now people will be operating all their applications on cloud based OS.
     
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    Disclaimer: I really don't know any more than anybody else about this stuff, but I did look closely at Macs vs PCs when we were buying our last business computers. What I'm repeating here is what we were told.
     
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    I prefer the Mac, but as was already mentioned they are expensive. Because of that, most of my computers use either Windows or Linux. I'd stick with Windows unless you've got the $$$'s to spend on the Mac. IMO, you get what you pay for. Macs are generally a better buy if you've got the money.
     
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    That might eventually happen. Larry Ellison has been talking about that for years, but it has yet to happen. The iPad might be instrumental in changing all that. Smart Phones and iPad-type devices are the wave of the future, but I'm still of the opinion that desktop and laptop computers will continue to reign supreme. We'll see. It's an exciting time.
     
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