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The age old battle of which operating system is better for a computer is still ON! Just yesterday we had a battle at my workplace where in some of my teammates were Windows supporters and some Linux and Mac. We spent almost one and a half hours arguing which one was better. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and neither of them is the best OS in market for sure.
I am sure those who like Linux have nothing against Mac-OS X. But those who love Linux or Mac and have extensively used one of these OSes will end up disliking Windows. But since not all applications can run on the other OSes, people prefer Windows. However those who have always used Windows throughout their life, have never touched any other OS will not appreciate how amazing the other two OSes are. This video of Southpark Mac Vs PC and Southpark Mac Vs PC Vs Linux cracks me up everytime I watch. Search for these videos on Youtube and watch the OSes battle amongst themselves. Having used and still using each of these extensively, I guess I can write an unbiased post on them.
Let the battle begin:
Hi, I am a PC(Windows) and I am a Mac. And I am Linux you idiots. Lol..
PC: I have hundreds of games that people can play. What’s your favourite game Mac and Linux? Hehe
Linux: There are games on Ubuntu and other flavors. But people who use me don’t need mindless games.
Mac: People develop games on me and use them on their iPhone. Howz that? Moreover, who plays games on laptops these days?
PC: I am most popular. There are plenty of people who have not even heard your name, Linux and Mac.
Linux: Oh yeah?! Every academic university or a research organization uses me. There would have been no servers if I did not exist. Just accept it, I am cheap and both of you are costly.
PC: People do use me as a server. Lot of application programming is done on me.
Linux: And what about system programming? You are pretty much like a blackbox. You are buggy, difficult to debug and crash every now and then. I am more stable.
Mac: Err, if we are talking about stability, I am the most stable here. I hardly crash, never show terrifying error messages, never need Ctrl+Alt+Del combination to reset myself.
Linux: But you are very costly dude. Not everybody can afford you.
Mac: I know that. I am only for those elite customers who can afford me. I look awesome and am simple to use.
PC: But you still lack applications. There are millions of applications written for me. Huh
Mac: And those applications make a hole in the consumer’s pocket. I give all those applications and many more applications for free to my customers.
Linux: I have the power of open source. Anybody can plug-in any service onto me and use it without a hassle.
Mac: Linux you are not user friendly.
Linux: That was a decade back. Not anymore. My GUI is comparable to PCs now. Check out the latest version of Ubuntu. I can play videos, take pictures and do everything that you can do. But you cannot do most of what I can do. 🙂
Mac: Linux you still run on a PC and your design can never beat mine. I am well designed, in perfect shape and I am almost weightless. iMac for desktops is the smallest CPU.
PC: I have the power of Visual Studio, which neither of you have.. muhaha
Mac: I have a similar IDE called X-code, which is free of cost and much better.
Linux: And I dont need an IDE, I come with a compiler for everything. 😛 I am virus-free too 🙂
Mac: I rarely get Viruses too. People spend more time removing viruses and reinstalling the crashed OS on you, PC.
PC: People can easily replace their hardware or upgrade their hardware whenever they want.
Mac: And my customers have no need to replace since my hardware is of superior quality. I have multitouch pad which eliminates the need for mouse altogether 🙂
Linux: I boot up really fast.
Mac: I boot up faster than you and my shutdown speed is negligible too. I connect to Internet in a fraction of a second.
PC: But still people prefer me over you guys! Hehe
Mac: Yeah because not everyone can afford to buy me.
Linux: And not everybody is technically good enough to configure me 🙂
Hmm, the battle is never ending..
What is your favourite OS? Which OS are you most comfortable using?
My favourite is Mac, followed by Linux and then comes Windows. I like Linux because it is transparent. If something goes wrong with the OS, I can atleast figure out where it went wrong and even probably fix it. I like Mac for its simple GUI and its stability. Windows 7 GUI is very beautiful too. It is faster than Vista and more efficient compared to XP. But I still find that it hangs very often and takes a while to recover from a hang.
Vote for one of the OS and lets see which OS wins the battle on Blogosphere atleast 🙂
I admire Steve Jobs a lot and if you have not gone through his speech at Stanford, please read/watch it. It is really very motivational.