Sigh, Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MBX, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    I can't express how much nicer it is on macOS than Windows.

    I only installed Win10 for gaming on Bootcamp. But damn it's frustrating. Constant system notifications, update requests, installing & updating without telling or asking me first, UAC crap popups... and so on. WTF

    Too bad Mac isn't a AAA gaming platform like Windows. Sucks booting into it each time.
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I know windows is not the top tier operating system. Too bad it is the dominant desktop platform. Mac OS is good, but there are just not many people using it. It does not make much sense for developers to develop games on Mac. Also, Apple itself does not care about gaming performance on Mac.
    Not sure about windows update thing, though I believe you can disable it via group policy or registry.
  3. MBX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    Do you know how many registry and hidden edits & stuff I already had to do?

    It's insane. Microsoft hides so many things from users that we have to Google and tweak in order for Windows to run in "non-annoying" mode.

    I'm so glad I don't have to work 24/7 in Windows.
  4. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    Let me tell you. To disable Mac from ever checking and downloading iTunes/MacOS update, I need to google a terminal command and get it done. Same fashion. To display hidden/system files, I need to go to terminal and type in commands. Beautiful right? apple also hides a lot of stuff from users.
  5. MBX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    I don't think macOS is as annoying as Windows. And I'm not bashing Windows just for the sake of it. I like what they've done over the years with the UI but there's so much annoying stuff in the background and it wanting to do stuff treating users like dumb idiots. I can understand why they do this since the major population of this planet uses Windows. But still.
  6. Project Alice macrumors 6502a

    Project Alice

    Jul 13, 2008
    Post Falls, ID
    I agree. I usually disable the windows update service until I feel like spending 2 straight days installing updates. Otherwise I'll get a forced reboot even though I've declined to do it.

    But that's not even my main problem with windows 10. Its SO SLOW. On my Mac Pro 8 core with 20gb of ram, High Sierra flies. Even before I installed it on an SSD. Honestly, I can barely tell the difference between HS on my HDD and SSD when I got it. Mac OS is just buttery smooth.
    On the same hardware, Windows is a dog. I know some of it can be attributed to it being stuck in IDE mode on my 2008 Pro. But it shouldn't be THAT slow. It's okay once I boot it up and wait 30 min but right away you'd think I was running it on a 300mhz P2 lol.

    On my 2009 MacBook, I have mojave and Windows 10 installed in full EFI mode. Same story. 8GB ram, 2.13ghz C2D. Mojave is smooth, windows 10 is barely even practical to use. Takes me 10 min to go to a web browser in windows VS like 40 seconds in OS X.
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Updates are a fact of life. I can hardly go a day without one of my apps wanting to update. I think some of these updates are just to add new advertising to you when using the app.

    I use Win 10 Pro about 90% of the time, via BootCamp, on my MBPro and the occasional update is mostly does in the background. Windows 10 runs very well under BootCamp

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