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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RE: No you should not buy a Mac
by bert64 on Tue 26th May 2009 13:57 UTC in reply to "No you should not buy a Mac"
bert64
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2007-04-23

Why do macs use the apple keys for cut+paste instead of CTRL? For consistency, if you use ctrl+c for cut, what happens in a shell based app where ctrl+c means kill (and this behaviour predates any gui)?
Best case you have an inconsistent method of cutting+pasting when in terminal based apps, worst case you accidentally kill your terminal based apps.

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