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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portland OR
04-20-2010, 04:20 AM
I prefer OSX mainly because of the ease of operation. to install you drag the program to your applications folder or just launch the DMG, to uninstall you drag it to the trash. You never have to defrag, I dont think any user should ever have to defrag a machine. you dont have to bother with a registry, you dont have to worry about viruses, you have a much more secure machine and honestly I hate having to fdisk and reinstall. if you come across an issue that brings you to that avenue you archive and install. it moves all your info to the side, reinstalls the OS and then puts all your info back. Then theres time machine. it basically keeps a live snapshot of your machine and if your hard drive fails, you replace it and you can restore and make it look exactly like it did before the failure. My personal opinion is this: If you use OSX for a month I would bet you would never look back.
Finally, the fact that you can run boot camp or parallels to enable you to run both operating systems on one machine is just ingenious.
just my .02 YMMV
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
04-20-2010, 04:57 PM
I think that you hit the nail on the head and what it boils down to is personal preference and which interface you are used to. I do not mind Windows, Mac or Ubuntu (although I have least experience with Linux, I am very open-minded).
As you stated, a lot of Mac fans need to be wary about the false sense of security of the OS. As you stated, there are still many holes, vulnerabilities and exploits in the OS... and the worst part is that there is barely any protection available to prevent attacks or clean up a mess after it occurs.
Although viruses and malware are limited on Macs, they are still vulnerable and able to be a target for worms. As Macs gain more popularity, so will viruses aimed at the OSX platform.
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
04-20-2010, 05:57 PM
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