PC Versus Mac?
Posted by tim in I hate technology. on May 25, 2006

Active blogging night for rants...

Have you seen those TV commercials? The ones that are basically saying, "Windows sucks and is the bane of all computing, whereas the Mac OS is utterly flawless in any way imaginable"? If not, you should probably see this.

Anyhow... I would like to state that neither operating system is flawless, and if it were used as much as Windows, Mac OS would be just as much of a headache as its counterpart.

Sorry, macguy. You know it's true too... Admit it.

 
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i absolutley despise those commercials.

  • Posted by macguy (Guest) on May 27, 2006 at 12:37:29AM

but no, mac os would not be as much of a headache. apple engineered the OS around the specific parts out of the box, nearly eliminating software/hardware conflict issues.

where as with windows, its a giant heap of universal drivers that blow monkey ass, and the horrible task of constantly upgrade said drivers due to windows updates THAT HAVE THE VERY STRONG POTENTIAL TO BREAK EVERYTHING ON YOUR COMPUTER.

that doesnt happen with 1st party apple products, and because most of the addon hardware items are non-essential, if there are problems, they will be very easy to fix because your system is still working properly.

i base this on 13 years of mac use and half as many years of PC use. guess which system ive used less and had exponentially more problems with?

  • Posted by macguy (Guest) on May 27, 2006 at 12:44:23AM

I have to admit, that, although I have only been using Mac OS X for a year now, OS X is possibly the best OS I have ever used. I still favor Linux over all other operating systems I have used, but from my experiences Apple has it all right.

Do I want to see apple as #1? not really. (That's for Linux :-P) Do I want to see them continue to be successful? Yup. It will be hard for them to break the 5% usermark because of all the FUD against them ("If it were used more, it would have more ___, just like windows" which is ridiculous)

This may be why they are trying to cut past the bullshit and try to appeal to the common person, but I think the commericals are more inflamitory to the average windows user than boastful of os x abilities.

  • Posted by Siplus (Guest) on May 29, 2006 at 01:18:40PM

I would like to see Windows compared to OS X by an unbiased group. By unbiased, I mean someone like the OS/2 crowd, or the Linux-or-Nothing crowd. In fact, I would even like to take part in such a study, as a Windows/Linux user testing OS X.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on May 29, 2006 at 08:58:09PM

i think finding an unbiased group would be very hard, mainly because if people dont ahve the experience with the machines to form an opinion, it wont very worth while. they might jump on the net and check their email, but not really use the computer.

and the linux-or-nothing zealots would probably lean towards mac because it does have a functional terminal, and the gui is not needed

but where would you find an OS/2 crowd?

i think the only way to test this properly is with people who have not had any computer experience, and well, that requires a delorian traveling at 88 miles an hour...

  • Posted by macguy (Guest) on May 29, 2006 at 10:47:04PM

Don't forget the 1.21 Jiggawats.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on May 29, 2006 at 11:01:49PM

jigga whaaaat???

  • Posted by macguy (Guest) on May 29, 2006 at 11:02:31PM

Great Scott!

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on May 30, 2006 at 08:43:21AM
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