Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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OS X "deficiencies"
by SonicMetalMan on Mon 25th May 2009 22:32 UTC
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2009-05-25

Ironically OSX and Windows both share an underlying trait - the baggage of their earlier incarnations are becoming more apparent with every new release. Former NeXT users can clearly see their OS at the heart of any new Mac. Windows can't get away from some level of legacy app support and yet another ho-hum GUI rehash. Both OS's have holes in their GUI's that leave them somewhat less than "complete" where advanced system management is concerned.

Bottom line -

Learn to live with what you got. Change is painful unless you are prepared for a ton of frustration.

Linux anybody?

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