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  • Rickyleroy Level 1 (0 points)

    Someone in this forum, who is using Apple OS, will have ever experience with Windows/Linux machines?!

    Second my opinion it's normal to compare OS features and to understand what advantages/disadvantages can take.

    I'm working in ICT departure in my company and I'm evalueting Apple to increase my knowledge and my way to job, because everyone says:


    it's not necessary for format notebook every 2 years!

    Applications, as Internet Explorer, crash with irreversible error or problems to bootstrap

    Windows 8 is disappointment with metro interface while Linux are "hundreds" of versions and it as server function (only with with text console) I think it's better idea but for final use...


    so I thought Mac!

  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 (14,725 points)

    An Apple machine can be bootcamped to run WIndows


    or run Parallels to run window applications.



    1. Any Apple computer can run both OSX and Windows.    The "either or" dilemma doesn't exist therefore.



    2. The remaining empirical fact is that any old Mac commands amazingly high prices, even old and used.



    Which 1 and 2  leads you to conclude............( insert your decision here )

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)

    But if you want useful answers you need to ask concrete questions.


    I've used Windows on Sonys, Dells and HPs and I've preferred the hardware experience on the Sony. But not as much as I've preferred the hardware experience on the Macs. Note: I'm not saying anything about the quality of the hardware, just how much I preferred the using Apples.


    Some folks don't rate the experience, they're more focused on Ram and CPU cycles and all that. I like how Macs render text on screen and I like the keyboards - the bits I actually interact with. I have little interest in what goes on inside the case. Just like some folks are fascinated by their car engines and transmission. I just like a comfortable and safe ride to wherever I'm going.


    No it's not normal to compare OS features... All the OSes do pretty much the same  things but do them in somewhat different ways. So, if you want useful information you need to ask about specific tasks.


    For instance, it is not necessary to format a notebook every two years. I've been using Macs for more than 20 years now and managed or used in the region of 80 or 90 machines in that time. I've reformatted once. I've reinstalled the OS about 4 times.


    See? Actual concrete question: useful answer.


    That said, there are folks on here who'll swear that they need to reinstall every year just to keep the Mac running smoothly. They don't. But they'll swear it.


    Apps crash on every OS.


    Linux users usually complain that Macs are not customisable enough for them. It depends on what you're into. Again, concrete questions get concrete answers.

  • Rickyleroy Level 1 (0 points)

    I needed this answer!

    Thank you very much.

    Some questions:


    1- About antivirus? Usually it's necessary av into mac machine ?

    2- Does it exist task manager as in Windows to check running processes ?

    3- I need "hyperterminal" software because I have to link to my network devices, does it exist a similar bult-in software for Mac?

    4- Does it to buy exist a serial adapter RS232- DB9 for mac?

    5- It's "enough" compatible iwork with Office? Has the same problems like OpenOffice vs Office?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)

    1. No you don't need AV software on a Mac.


    2. Yes. It's called Activity Monitor


    3. Don't know. Check out for some ideas.


    4. Don't know.


    5. Depends on your usage. For most common things, yes. But not absolutely everything. But you can run Office for Mac.

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