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So, about computers...

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 8:35 PM by Nick

Watching [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njos57IJf-0]this[/url], I got to thinking about the durability and malleability of the three (four if you could call Linux separate from UNIX) pillar operating systems. This does contain some bias, so don't expect me to cater to your digital opinions. Before you say Linux is separate from UNIX, [url=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/77/Unix_history-simple.svg/2000px-Unix_history-simple.svg.png]here[/url].

First off, what the hell happened to Apple and its Macintosh? It's like a normal computer worth $1000, except with a quarter of the flexibility for $5000. Seriously, is that extra cash worth having a different layout in Photoshop, among other visual splendors the Mac caters to? I see the only products that keep Apple afloat are its mobile machines (e.g. iPad, iPod, iPhone, etc).

Also—as big of a fan of Microsoft I am—what the hell happened to Windows Server? It's like a regular server, but with a bunch of roundabout ways of setting customization (isn't that Microsoft for you?). I thought about getting a Windows Server, but it turns out that pretty much every decent website runs on Linux or UNIX framework. If corporations like Google run the home page of the internet on that, how could it [i]not[/i] be good?

One of the few reasons I still use Windows is because of its application availability. Pretty much everything since 1995 has been made available for Windows. UNIX on the other hand, was the OS used by the government long before computers were available to the public, meaning what? It's built to last. Built for flexibility. Unlike Windows, it wasn't created to profit - it was made to guide rockets, manage data for top secret government projects, etc.

Yeah, and one of the main reasons I like Microsoft is because I idolize Bill Gates. He is the second wealthiest person in the world, $9 billion behind [i]Carlos Slim[/i], isn't he? Other than that, ass-backwards crap like designing the Snipping Tool to have backwards incompatibility with Windows XP just turn me off. [s]Yes, I know he's not chairman anymore[/s]
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    Macs also use UNIX, jsyk.

    It all boils down to personal preference and availability. No use arguing over which is better, because multiple emulators are available for mac to run Windows programs (I use Wine, for example), and most people who make software also make a mac version too.

    For example, I think Windows computers are kinda clunky, but I won't argue that macs are better. I just prefer to use a mac if I have to do some word processing things or whatever.

    And the fact that Microsoft has made Office software for Macs show that they don't care either.

    They're both companies, and they'll compete with each other friendly, unlike most of the people who argue over it on the internet.
    Posted December 15th, 2012 at 1:30 PM by droomph droomph is offline

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