Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:38 PM
smax013, on 10 February 2011 - 05:13 PM, said:
And you might find that you like how the Mac OS does somethings compared to Windows.
I have been using both for years. There are somethings that Windows does better and some that the Mac OS does better.
Personally, I like the Mac OS better by a small amount, but then that is likely some biased by the fact that I "started out" on the Mac OS, so I am more used to how the Mac OS works in general...so when Windows does it differently, it tends to annoy me. I fully suspect that if I had "started out" in Windows, I might be more inclined to Windows than the Mac OS.
I think this may be an issue I have as well, though very different in its own way.
I started out with Dos. I learned to create my own shortcuts, and use keyboard shortcuts that software then offered. I don't like being forced to use a mouse for everything, I don't like having to dig through menus to find options that were once easily available from the command line, and I don't like that the OS has more control over what my machine does than I do.
Once Dos was running, the control was MINE. If I wanted it online, I took it there. If I wanted to watch a movie, I made it watch that movie. Lately, all you need is a rouge website to start popping up movies on you, and all 300 applications you have hop online whenever they feel like it. Then I have to buy software to actually try to regain control over my machines.
Sure the newer OSes are pretty... but I cannot stand the lack of control the user has over the PC.
But that is also based on what I started off with, and the control I used to enjoy having.
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