Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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RE: OSX vs WIndows 7
by wigry on Wed 28th Mar 2012 08:46 UTC in reply to "OSX vs WIndows 7"
wigry
Member since:
2008-10-09

OS X is for artistic people, Windows is for office people and Linux is for those who like to have 25 terminal windows open.

I for one do not like OS X, prefer Windows for office apps but Linux for programming.

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RE[2]: OSX vs WIndows 7
by bowkota on Wed 28th Mar 2012 11:12 in reply to "RE: OSX vs WIndows 7"
bowkota Member since:
2011-10-12

OS X is for artistic people, Windows is for office people and Linux is for those who like to have 25 terminal windows open.

I for one do not like OS X, prefer Windows for office apps but Linux for programming.


You would be right if it was still 1999.
A very large percentage of scholars and the scientific community use Macs nowadays.

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RE[2]: OSX vs WIndows 7
by robertson on Wed 28th Mar 2012 15:45 in reply to "RE: OSX vs WIndows 7"
robertson Member since:
2010-04-30

OS X is for artistic people, Windows is for office people and Linux is for those who like to have 25 terminal windows open.


From a practical standpoint, I see your point, but GNU/Linux and *BSD are also for those who enjoy freedom; Windows and OS X are for those who don't know or don't care about computing freedom. Or have to run a non-free OS for work purposes or out of some other practical necessity.

Typed on a MacBook running OS X 10.6. But I really, really want to install FreeBSD once I do a mirror back-up and resize the partition. Keeping OS X + MS Office around for work purposes and the like. (:

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