nonseq, on 12 April 2012 - 01:27 PM, said:
RickDobbelmannqbtt, on 12 April 2012 - 01:18 PM, said:
nonseq, on 12 April 2012 - 09:08 AM, said:
Ridiculous. Give up a cohesive unified system with powerful and secure applications for the hodgepodge of distros and not quite ready for prime time programs?
Linux is great in the back office and on servers. One the desktop it's fragmented and hobbyist friendly without meeting average users needs.
Let the condescension and flaming begin!
Wow You continue to amaze me with your stupidness.
Your beloved MAC OSX is just a simple closed source GUI and a set of apps stacked on top of a 100% free GNU/BSD/*nix operating system called Darwin.
Your beloved closed source security through obscurity is the only reason OSX was infected.
Hmm. Thanks for your ever so persuasive personal attack. Yep you've changed my mind by your eloquence. But wait, you really have no real understanding of the antecedents of OSX. But thanks for the ad hominem.
Thanks also for your negative ratings. What a peach
Wow, someone's been using his dictionary. Haha no one is impressed by your knowledge of the English language (or knowledge of synonym.com). Its worth noting most if not all the arguments I have read of yours are worthless and outdated. Assuming you are using a computer built within the last 3 years that's NOT a crapple, you can run just about any game wither through Wine/Play on Linux, or natively, as some indie developers have been releasing Linux sources and binaries.
I have used windows, multiple flavors of Linux, and Mac osX. And by far, Mac is the most useless. It doesn't work with a lot of common file formats natively (Linux and to a lesser extent Windows does however, and certain flavors of Linux also recommend installing a certain package to open file types it cant open yet, then offers to install it now for you) Mac seems to go out of its way to be different in stupid little ways, that make it hard for people who are either new or have to switch between operating systems (lets face it, there are a lot of things that only Windows and/or Linux can handle) Games is not an argument you want to use either, as Linux has been able to run games at full speed using Wine for years, wasn't it only a couple years ago Steam was available on Mac? Linux could run those years before they were available on Mac.
And Mac is not very customizable, and does nothing for the person who likes their computer to work for them, and not the other way around. Hell, iOS (which is built on the same kernel as osX, and is the inspiration for the next "update"'s changes to its already inconsistent UI) didn't support wallpapers until a couple years ago (unless you jailbroke, but that's another discussion entirely)
As for the whole "normal people" argument, my parents and siblings use my old laptop, with Ubuntu (Linux) installed on it. It has wine on it and set up, so almost all their windows-only programs work on it, though they don't need most of them, with Linux versions a click away from being installed for free. Sharing between computers and streaming media worked out of the box as well, and my family (once they got used to the Unity UI) liked using it more than the more powerful (hardware wise) windows computer. Ad they don't like the Mac's UI at all, finding it more difficult, with unnecessary extra steps to do anything. Oh, and they REALLY don't like how if it breaks, your SOL unless you have a warantee or $$$$$$ for new parts.
Aside from the software side of things, Apple overcharges (sometimes by as much as 1000%) for parts that you can buy on Newegg WITHOUT the apple logo etched on them and are functionally identical. And on top of that, all the cases look the same as each other. White and brushed metal. Very plain, boring look.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand, security, the closed source nature of osX, along with apple's slow response time, makes it the LEAST secure operating system. Windows is closed source, but if something is found, there is usually a patch pushed to windows machines BEFORE malware can take advantage of it. And on Linux, the damage is usually limited (unless you go out of your way to run a virus as Root or something), and most of the time, the vulnerability is patched by the community and an update available inside 48 hours.
That should cover any fanboyesque retorts you can come up with (though it weakens your argument when you obviously went out of your way to add "long words" to make your post a bit longer, since you had nothing to back any of your pro-apple crap up. Really, "eloquence", "antecedents", "ad hominem", grasping at straws are we, I don't think Ive heard ANYONE use words like that outside of an English classroom XD. Also, you may have misused "antecedents"...)
At any rate, I will never purchase another Apple product as long as I live, Windows and Linux are all I need for anything.