Don't like Windows, not confident in OSX - what are my options?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tekno, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    At the moment I have a MBA but I'm finding myself pulling away from Apple (I've lost confidence in the way Apple is heading so am reluctant to invest further).

    My plan was to try Windows 8 but it all looks fairly dire.

    So what are my options? I almost want an Android-type 3rd operating system for my computer choice as well as my phone choice.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Linux is about your only remaining choice
    You might want to start with Ubuntu
     
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    You could try Ubuntu Linux or a Google Chromebook.
     
  4. tekno thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried Ubuntu a few years ago but you need to have some fairly good computer knowledge, which I don't have!

    Am I right in thinking the Chromebook only works with an internet connection?
     
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    Unbuntu I think has come a long way in the last couple of years. It should be easier to use than before.

    I've never used a Chromebook before, but it is my understanding that an Internet connection is required to do anything with it.
     
  6. rsnapeuk macrumors regular

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    Keep with Apple - you know the OSX system by the sounds of it. Do you need to upgrade?

    Although you've "lost confidence" in Apple they've not gone backwards in time - so you'll probably suffice. Its not like you're losing out on features or capacity that another operating system has.
     

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