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 stabbyjones
by stabbyjones on Mon 25th May 2009 23:29 UTC
stabbyjones
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2008-04-15

I use all three majors at work (windows/debian/osx) and debian at home. As far as i'm concerned you won't get anything MORE out of a mac than you would from windows/linux.

From what you've said you've at least dabbled in other operating systems but if you've never used OSX before the things that will annoy you right up will probably be:

Finder
The Universal Menu bar
Button positioning
The dock

At least those were the things that annoyed me when i first started using Macs and in some cases still do.

Finally as a student i wouldn't be able to justify the costs you need money for beer ;)

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