macOS vs. Windows: Which OS Really Is the Best?

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  1. TBO

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    I've been a PC user my entire adult life. My only experience with MacOS usually involved some sort of Tylenol or Advil afterwards. Having said that, my daughter needed a new computer; she asked for a MacBook, so I got her one. Shortly thereafter I needed to upgrade my computer, so I got a MacBook Pro and installed BootCamp. For most day to day operations, I really don't see much difference between the two. However, there are some programs for work that only work on PC - so I use BootCamp for that. the funny thing is that I also have some older PC programs that I could never get to run on any virtual machine I had on my PC, but the virtual machines that I use on my Mac work just fine (go figure!). I still like Windows better (actually I liked XP better than anything new, but that's another story), but I am getting used to MacOS.
     
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    You, sir, win the prize!

    (Just don't ask me what the prize is...)
     
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    Is there a best?
    It should probably read.......
    macOS vs. Windows: Which OS Really Is the Best for You?
     
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    Great for the back end - not so much for the front end.

    Personally, if Lightroom and Photoshop were to be released as native Linux apps, I'll be all over it.

    D
     
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    Maybe 10 years ago I hadn't really futzed with OS X much at all. We were going to have to start supporting them at work so I asked for one I could use as my primary computer. 10 years later, I won't hardly use Windows. I do at work now because it's just easier with all the security tools we use but everywhere else is Apple-centric.
     
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  8. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Darkroom and Gimp. I'm no pro, however it does what I need it to do.
     
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    This kind of goes along with my previous reply.
    Your experience is similar to mine.
    I started with MS Dos 2.x and migrated to windows but never thought that it was all that.
    For about ten years I was running both platforms and finally ditched Windows in 2011. At that point my Tylenol/Advil usage dropped of dramatically.

    BTW I had the same experience with Windows virtual machines on my MacBook. It seemed that my Mac ran Windows better than my Windows machine.

    I think both platforms have their strengths and weaknesses. So run what works for you.

    I do need to jump into the Linux world one of these days!
     
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    My entire work career was PC and later on Windows based. After I retired I moved to Mac that integrates seamlessly with my iPhone and iPad. Windows seems to be fuller featured and OS is more simplistic and a safer operating system. It really depends on what meets your needs.
     
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    There was a time I swore never to use a Mac. Now my preference is in order:

    1.) Mac
    2.) Linux
    3.) Windows 7
    4.) Windows 10
     
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    Yes, fat lazy penguin is the best.
     
  14. syntaxerrorsix

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    Well maybe not lazy, 96.3 percent of the top 1 million web servers are running Linux. The remainder is split between Windows, 1.9 percent, and FreeBSD, 1.8 percent according to zdnet and that was 5 years ago.

    If you're on the internet its likely a Linux server.
     
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    I think people who push linux for normal everyday people should do one simple thing; Install it and use for one month without access to another PC of any kind. Let me know how that works out.
     
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    That's what I did. About 13 years or so ago. Very happy I did.
     
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    Hum, me thinks just from your username you are not the typical "end user".
     
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    It makes that statement clear in the article.

    Sent from my Jack boot using Copatalk
     
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    Depends on the use, doesn't it? Like @syntaxerrorsix says above, over 96 percent of the top 1 million web servers are running Linux. But web servers don't play the latest game releases, or edit video, etc.
     
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    The hard part for most is understanding that it's not Windows or Mac, it's Linux.

    Learning new things isn't hard when you stop trying to compare them to things they are not.
     
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