Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th May 2006 13:53 UTC, submitted by IndigoJo
Apple Alcibiades' recent article hit some sensitive nerves. One of our readers wrote a retort, stating: "The reader will notice that this author glosses over two important issues in attacking the Mac community. One of these is that Windows, at least since 95, has always been notorious for its reliability and security issues. He does not mention the 'Blue Screen of Death' even once. He does not mention the fact that, to run Windows reliably, you need anti-virus software which costs extra (unless it came bundled with the machine), and uses extra system resources. He does not mention the continual updates, which as time goes on, detract from the performance of Windows - or even that the last fresh Windows OS was released as long ago as 2001."
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??? 2 gig of ram?
by Barnabyh on Fri 12th May 2006 20:08 UTC
Barnabyh
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2006-02-06

Any OS that needs 2 gig of ram to run comfortably i would consider a complete failure.

Anyway, the article seems to neglect that there have been two XP SP's since it's original release. Calling it therefore outdated and then comparing it with OSX 10.4 which is also just an update to the underlying OS seems unfair. So 10.4 was released 2005? When did SP2 come out, 2005?
Not that I care, using Linux and happy with it. And soon BSD as well.

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