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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depends on what he's using it for
by solarcontrol on Tue 26th May 2009 11:53 UTC
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If he is the typical user (email, light office, mp3s, surfing) then Linux is best - and for those purposes, switching to it from Windows is nothing.

If he is a gamer, then Windows by far.
Linux and Mac both suck for gaming - period.

If he is just trying to be "cool" and have an overpriced, overrated status symbol (like german car drivers in the US), then by all means he should throw his money into a mac.

Edited 2009-05-26 12:04 UTC

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