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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Comment by jokkel
by jokkel on Tue 26th May 2009 07:46 UTC
jokkel
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2008-07-07

"But, I always wanted to try OSX. I just sometimes think that I wouldn't have problems with OSX, it will be always stable, fast, reliable system."

You will be diappointed. It is a very good system. But you will experience slowness, instability and random errors at some point.
Concerning speed: Mac OS is pretty slow in launching applications. Firefox takes at least double the time to launch as on Windows.

But since you like UNIX-like systems. Mac OS X is worth a try.

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