Computing can be used for discussions too, you know.
Anyway, Windows. Windows Vista. I don't care what everyone says about the OS, it hasn't given me trouble and I like it a lot. People tried getting me to convert to Linux, I'm not giving up compatibility and familiarity just because you can hardly get viruses and it's more flexible.
For me it's a tie between Mac and Linux, in particular Ubuntu. I mean I like the Mac for it's ease of use and simplicity; however I also like Ubuntu for the fact that it is similar to a Mac (from what I find coming from a very happy Mac user) with the exception that it is fully customizable. Although if it came down to one, I suppose I would stick with a Mac.
Originally posted by Wizard the Wizzisential
because why else would they cost up to twice as much as macs
macs are for poorfags
Wait, what? The cheapest Mac (the Mac Mini for those that are curious) that you can find on the market is about $700 (US). The cheapest one you could find for about the same thing in regards to memory and storage is maybe $400-$500. This of course doesn't factor in virus protection which you practically (most do, not always) need at this time.
I used to use Windows XP, and I loved it. Favorite OS ever <3
Now I'm stuck with Ubuntu due to an accident. It's alright, but if I were given a choice, I would never run Linux ever :| I can hardly get anything working on it, maybe because I have a netbook (and yet running the netbook edition, lol)
I like 'em all! I used a Windows PC until last year, then got my first Mac. I really like it, but things like LM are only for Windows, and honestly, WINE for Mac is really slow. So my Mac dual-boots both Mac OS X and Windows 7. Some people say, "Macs run Windows really slow," and things like that, but my Mac mini runs it fine. I mean, they're both Intel for heaven's sake!
I like Linux, but don't use it. I installed Ubuntu on my old computer, just to try it out. I have to admit, I like it. It's surprisingly easy to use once it's all set up. Still, the lack of application support made me neglect it, and I eventually shut it down for good.
I have a few laptops which include systems such as Windows XP, OS X (10.4), and Ubuntu 10.10. I'll be honest with you, but Windows XP and other Windows systems suit my needs very well. I have tried to install Ubuntu on my primary laptop, but it was simply miserable: sound refused to sync or even work, graphics card was unsupported, and it was overall slow. Now, my iBook G4 with OS X on it, that is even worse, even after I added another gig of RAM.
I think that you should stick to what you're most familiar with.
i own a vista laptop that's i've had for a couple of years, and i've never really felt the need to upgrade. it's done the trick.
macs can go eat a bag of asses, they're terrible. linux is something i've yet to get working properly on a computer, but it seems pretty good. i doubt i'll give up windows for it, but it's still pretty great.
nothing much more to say besides what's been said already.
Anyways, Program Files aren't perma-locked, but for some reason Microsoft decided to make those files hard to reach (and clean, damnit)
But with a little knowledge on what the hell you're doing (which is what you're gonna need if you're cleaning) fixing that is easy.
Let's see, Windows is something I'd recommend for general use, as it's very easy to use. Linux comes in many flavors. My favorite distro I've tried is Ubuntu. The thing about Linux though, is that while it's very fast, stable, and secure, it's not as easy as Windows. You'll find yourself using the command line a lot. Mac, I really have no opinion on. If you work with the arts, get it, I guess. If not, it's probably not worth paying $1000+ for it and a computer that can run it.