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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Try before you buy
by Bringbackanonposting on Mon 25th May 2009 23:36 UTC
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We can talk all we like but everyone is different and has different experiences with computer technology. It makes sense for anyone interested in "change" to try before committing to anything. I personally tried OSX twice the "hackintosh" way coming from a Linux mainstay. I used it for a week each time and failed twice. If I came from a Windows box, the results may have been different. I am too set in my "flexible" ways. OSX is too restrictive/rigid for me now. All this talk of speed and stability on OSX .... suuuuure, compared to what? ;)

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