Doopy Dan wrote:
Windows all the way! Windows is the undisputed best gaming platform on the planet. Providing you have the PC to power it, nothing matches the graphics quality, sound quality and pure gaming experience of a PC, and to be fair. Nothing ever will.
Nope. This has bee tested and Ubuntu, running Steam, and the same games as wind are 20% faster.
Native apps for wind ran is Wine are about 2-3%
Unix in its current state and the derived Linux states are a lot more powerful and optimised.
Linux is used in some cinemas in order to power the 10.2 Surround Systems and even in Theme Parks for the power and ease it enables.
(Now in phones)
Open source beats both of them there.
I have never owned and do not intent to own anything Apple, some my Samsung Galaxy S4, that's a phone :-)
What most people forget with Windows is its background and history.
Lets go back to the 80's DOS, believe it or not there are still some systems out there which use this old technology, Windows still supports this.
Move into the 90's, Windows 3.1, NT4, 95 and 98 all were huge leaps in technology. the 00's brought Windows 2000, XP and Windows 7 (We won't mention ME and Vista *cough*)
Yes your Mac may look like and run fast, but Windows is designed to work on almost any hardware with any driver that a manufacturer designs. So if you have dodgy hardware or driver, this can cause Windows to be unstable. Apple get around this by controlling everything and you pay the price for this.
Look at corporate networks, when you lift the bonnet on Windows and look at how it works, how versatile it can be, it is compatible with almost everything and from a business it works so well. It just ticks all the boxes. It is far from perfect and has its faults, but it does a great job. It you work in a large corporate environment with a very versatile infrastructure you will know how much it can do.
What Microsoft got wrong... back from the DOS and FAT days there was no file security, remember Windows 95 asking for a password and hitting escape got you in anyway? The security of earlier versions of Windows was giving you access to everything, it was not until NT4 came along that we got a stable OS and more security and the good NTFS file system we have today. Blue screens of death, mainly down to Windows 98 first edition being rubbish, poor drivers or faulty hardware.
Microsoft missed out on the whole App store thing, if they have introduced some sort of App store in Windows 98 with their approved software, then this would have boosted Windows. Many problems people have with Windows is down to their own doing for example:
-Installing everything in the world they don't need, filling up the disk
-NOT READING and just clicking away then they install toolbars, unwanted software
-Not protecting their computer, Anti virus, you can use free ones and make sure the firewall is on too
-We are lucky that with recent tablet and phone technology it is very easy to use new devices, but with Windows, its been around a very long time and it can do a lot that many people need lessons or to be educated on how to do things.
Forget the OS discussions, the main problem is often the end use, the number of people I see who can only get a capital letter on a computer by pressing CAPS LOCK then the letter they need and the CAPS LOCK when shift will do. Or people who say "I have an error message on my computer"...... it often helps to read the message as it often tells you what is wrong
Galaxy S4 is Linux based.
Unix was released in 1969 that's 40+ years ago.
Microsoft has a server based OS for network communication but it was ju a proprietary Red Hat Linux.
Unix/Linux bas always been secure.
Apple's application store was a direct copy of the Ubuntu store.. (Release years before)
Unix and Linux are are most secure OS's not only for Antivirus but the way they work.
Unix was around and Microsoft and Apple both use the Unix Core.
Windows is heavily modified so they didn't have to give credit, Apples I slightly modified a they gave credit.
Windows then jus take ideas from the community and use them, Apple borrow functionality.
Google and Apple do at times help push what is possible and Microsoft do not.
This topic should be Locked as Unix is king.
And this kind of topic can divide people