Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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RE[3]: Agree
by zima on Thu 4th Oct 2012 12:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Agree"
zima
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I agree it's more automated, however there are still a lot more things going on and things to take care off. My antivirus for example, it works well, scans on demand but on my windows pc I would never leave it unchecked, same for fragmentation.

For photos [...] Windows, I out the memory card in, I have to copy these across make a folder, when finished I then have to format the card. Sounds easy but each requires a number of steps more.

Or just install Picasa and be done with it, with better overall effect than iPhoto
...Windows is an operating system, you know, a fairly open ecosystem - the whole point of those is to be able to easily install appropriate/optimal tools and not being limited to what's just in the default package.

Security / lack of viruses is an illusion under OSX, coming from its relative obscurity ...so far. Because it's starting to get targeted now.

With fragmentation/filesystem you shot yourself in the foot - OSX has quite horrible one, among the worst in currently shipping OS. Here's what Linus Torvalds says about it: "Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary."

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