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?"
Thread beginning with comment 365466
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Hungarian Apple users
by szabolcsban on Tue 26th May 2009 15:34 UTC
szabolcsban
Member since:
2009-05-26

Dear student,

I live in Hungary, I am a Mac user, I used a lot of UNIX machines.
Please note that there are Mac users in Hungary. Also there are Apple Premium Reseller companies where you can try the Macs out.

Creating a hackintosh is not so hard if you are familiar with unices and you have some ideas where to start, but it's just "like" a mac, it will not behave exactly like the Mac. Also IMHO it's a shame publicly encourage somebody to create one.

About prices: here the wages are extremely small, prices are as high as everywhere else.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Hungarian Apple users
by zsoltt on Wed 27th May 2009 03:02 in reply to "Hungarian Apple users"
zsoltt Member since:
2009-05-27

I am a hungarian user, too. I can say that I started with a hackintosh, and I used it for 2-3 months. It showcased all the features, but it was far from being usable without constant annoyance. You can think of it like a demo version. Hadn't I buyed a real mac, I would have switched back to win/linux in the long term.
I strongly advise to try with a real mac. I will not guarantee that it will be a lifelong-friendship, but surely it will be quite an adventure! By using it for years you can decide on your own what to do next in the unevitable situation your mac gets old (although it should be a very long time).

You can browse beszeljukmac.com and appleblog.blog.hu for mac related information and community.

Reply Parent Score: 1