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Old Jan 10, 2015, 06:18 AM   #76
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Your experience has been different than mine. I have some computer illiterate friends whose Windows PCs are the ultimate mess of issues they would not face if using Macs.
True, like in most things in life, if you don't know what you're doing, then you can get into trouble.

To play the devils advocate, we see a fair amount of threads here about folks not knowing what they're doing messing with the system causing problems.

Windows offers more freedom then OS X. OS X is more locked down, while its is based on unix and you do have access to the terminal, you cannot do things easily in OS X like windows, such as customizations and theming. My point is with more abilities, comes more danger of messing something up.

Still I think both platforms are mostly worry free.
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Your experience has been different than mine. I have some computer illiterate friends whose Windows PCs are the ultimate mess of issues they would not face if using Macs.
Fake trojan based apps are a worry on both platforms. More of a worry on Windows though due to its larger popularity and higher marketshare.
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still Apple provides a better user experience with less hassles and it is because they have better control and integration of hardware with software.
For many Mac use cases, that's true and welcome.

Integration aside, I no longer welcome Apple's control of parts of OS X.
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Fake trojan based apps are a worry on both platforms. More of a worry on Windows though due to its larger popularity and higher marketshare.
Ive never had an issue on MacOSX (knock on wood).

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For many Mac use cases, that's true and welcome.

Integration aside, I no longer welcome Apple's control of parts of OS X.
It works for me. I'm mucho happy. Gaming? I do that in Windows...
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