- Jun 15, 2000
For an online class I am taking this semester, we have to post in a "threaded discussion" about our computer and why it works for us. One of the guys starts a rant on Macs and it is completely inaccurate. Unfortunately I have to wait until tomorrow to respond to him (rules of the system), but I am looking forward to respectfully trashing him
Here's what he said:
Here's what he said:
I have a Mac as well. And I think the main reason I don't ever use it is because, well. Macs are useless except for multimedia type stuff. OSx was a joke, and I can't stand the comparisons between Windows and OSx. For instance, in the Mac commercials they have the PC guy with his security guard asking him to allow or deny everything. But if you turn the feature off, you're defenseless. Well, to the average computer user, this may be true. But as long as you KNOW what you're installing and running, you should never have a problem. As for the Mac, they are even MORE annoying as they require a PASSWORD every time you try and install new software or run 3rd party software. You also have the option to turn this feature off.
Now that Macs have gone down the Intel road. They are becoming more useful. But to say they don't get viruses or spyware is completely inaccurate. They do, only since they are so rarely used and since there is little to no third party compatible software written for them no one bothers to write viruses for them. This being the case, now that they are intel and run XP or OSx, they have jumped into the LEAD for viruses and spyware since the spyware and virus removal software companies haven't been able to keep up with the switch over.
As far as OSs go. Anyone who can figure out how to run and program for Linux, should definately do it. Memory management, device drivers, and peripheral compatibility are FAR superior in Linux. For the average user, I would recommend Windows... And for anyone getting into mutimedia but not running any resource heavy stuff like gaming or hard core mathematical computations, go with OSx.