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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And Freedom doesn't count ?
by visconde_de_sabugosa on Tue 26th May 2009 10:46 UTC
visconde_de_sabugosa
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2005-11-14

And Freedom doesn't count ? Apple's MacOS X is still more restrictive than Windows.

It is artificially restricted to Apple hardware, its kernel is based on Unix but there are many differences from a typical unix in use and programming, you have less choice for computer models and hardware acquisition and you will be always A USER. If you are a student of computer science or related area, you should use a free (as freedom) operating system always when possible.

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