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Re: (OT) Your Dream OS

by duelafn (Vicar)
on Apr 13, 2012 at 13:58 UTC ( #964934=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (OT) Your Dream OS

I'll play just so that I can rant

  • the Spit and Polish of MacOS
  • the acceptance/familiarity of Windows - not necessarily ubiquity, just the ability to say "I use FooOS" without having people look at you cross-eyed
  • the Choices and Freedom of the "Linux" stack - yes I do run a custom patched firefox on fvwm

However, at this point, comparisons like these are just comparing the caricatures of common perception. Chasing these things down to details is slippery. When I was little boy back in old country, one could reasonably say "UI/UX of MacOS > UI/UX of Linux" or "security of Linux > security of Windows". These days, I do not think that there are any clear winners in the major categories. Linux can be made more secure than windows, but out of the box windows beats most linux distributions. A fresh install of a linux distribution that embraces a non-free package repository will play far more media (and other file types) than a fresh install of windows or macos.

The comparisons can not be made using broad strokes anymore.

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