posted on May, 19 2005 @ 06:46 AM
Anyone who wants to argue whether M$ Windows or Apple's OS is better needs to understand what OS X is. First, it is NOT the crappy OS it used to be.
OS X is primarily based on Unix (FreeBSD) which they code named Darwin. It's simply fantastic...and open source. You can download the source code for
OS X (Darwin), Quicktime Streaming Server, and other open source software Apple uses here:
Unix is far superior for networking, hands down. Unix was developed from the get go that way, whereas Windows was not...in fact the backbone of the
internet itself is Unix. Everything about Mac OS X, including the OS itself, is open source (free). Microsoft's Windows is not only closed to the
public, it may become subscription based
Now I used to be all about Windows, but that's only because I didnt understand what my options were growing up. I'm sure it was specifically
engineered that way. As a kid (actually until not that long ago) I viewed Macintosh as absolute crap. Why? I purely based my opinion on the experience
I had with Mac OS in a school setting! Of course it was crap. The computers, regardless of OS or hardware, are never optimized in a k-12 setting.
However, that is how myself and the good majority of the people I know have been exposed to Mac OS
As for Unix and Linux. I think the majority of our culture, *until properly educated*, view them as a hacker's dream and a user's nightmare.
In a nutshell I think the vast majority of Windows users just dont understand their options; they don't realize Mac OS X and Linux variants match
Windows in performance and ease of use. And believe me they DO! I would certainly agrue Unix exceeds in performance.
Besides Mac is pretty:
Linux System Administrator
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