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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Coke or Pepsi
by richmassena on Tue 26th May 2009 03:37 UTC
richmassena
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2006-11-26

I've used a PC running Windows for years now, and with the exception of Vista, the experience has just gotten better. Since OSX has been available and Apple has switched to the Intel platform, there isn't all that much difference in the capabilities of each platform. The details are different. The look, feel and polish differ.

But once you know how to use a computer, it matters not one bit which you use because a computer is a computer, provided the software you need to use is available. I can think of no other factor that would keep me from enjoying the use of Windows, OSX, any Linux distro, or a BSD provided I can customize it to my ends.

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