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Quick Comparison Of Modern Desktop Operating Systems For People With No Time To Spare
Published: 27-Jun-2019

OSX

Pros

Excellent. Just works. Small learning curve if you’ve never used it.

Cons

Too expensive (the hardware it comes on). Restrictive. You can generally only use it legally on Apple hardware.

Linux Ubuntu

Pros

see OSX pros. Also, free.

Cons

Too difficult to upgrade to the next major release relative to OSX/Windows

Windows 10

Pros

Hmmm.

Cons

Mouse doesn’t work as well compared to other operating systems. Way too much advertising. Memory leaks (I need to reboot at least once a day when I’m working). Didn’t I pay for this software? Why is the advertising still on? Also, way too much nagging from the hardware company the operating system is installed on. How many places do I have to look to manipulate the one driver again? More than one you say. In areas that are simply not related in the overall user-interface-scheme you say (an analogy: you now must tie your shoe-laces on your shoe – from the bottom – and, from your watch – yes, your watch). Customisation settings are way too hard to find for a modern, user-friendly operating system.

What should you choose?

You’re probably used to Windows. Stick with it if you like.

OSX and Linux Ubuntu are amazing. However, Ubuntu is still best left to computer boffins to enjoy. When Ubuntu creates an installer to allow you to upgrade over the existing Ubuntu landscape (without breaking anything), then Ubuntu will match OSX. I’m looking at you Ubuntu Dingo.

Windows. Sigh. Just not good enough for a premium operating system. You probably just didn’t know that.

linux logo and osx logo and windows logo

Quick Comparison Of Modern Desktop Operating Systems For People With No Time To Spare
Published: 27-Jun-2019

OSX

Pros

Excellent. Just works. Small learning curve if you’ve never used it.

Cons

Too expensive (the hardware it comes on). Restrictive. You can generally only use it legally on Apple hardware.

Linux Ubuntu

Pros

see OSX pros. Also, free.

Cons

Too difficult to upgrade to the next major release relative to OSX/Windows

Windows 10

Pros

Hmmm.

Cons

Mouse doesn’t work as well compared to other operating systems. Way too much advertising. Memory leaks (I need to reboot at least once a day when I’m working). Didn’t I pay for this software? Why is the advertising still on? Also, way too much nagging from the hardware company the operating system is installed on. How many places do I have to look to manipulate the one driver again? More than one you say. In areas that are simply not related in the overall user-interface-scheme you say (an analogy: you now must tie your shoe-laces on your shoe – from the bottom – and, from your watch – yes, your watch). Customisation settings are way too hard to find for a modern, user-friendly operating system.

What should you choose?

You’re probably used to Windows. Stick with it if you like.

OSX and Linux Ubuntu are amazing. However, Ubuntu is still best left to computer boffins to enjoy. When Ubuntu creates an installer to allow you to upgrade over the existing Ubuntu landscape (without breaking anything), then Ubuntu will match OSX. I’m looking at you Ubuntu Dingo.

Windows. Sigh. Just not good enough for a premium operating system. You probably just didn’t know that.