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Lemme see, people complain it takes forever for MS to roll out an OS, but if they release a beta or too early, people complain that it shouldn't have been released.
I have yet to see another company build an OS from scratch that comes close to Windows. What says the MAC users? You have to remember MAC uses a lot of the Unix core OS.
So MAC users love to bash MS and it's new operating system, but then there is "Tiger" which I don't see anyone raving about…right?
As far as patches and security updates I think they do alright considering the amount of people trying to hack it and/or find holes.
I also have RedHat Enterprise Server on a workstation and I get security update/patch notices emailed constantly, so security problems don't affect only Windows boxes.
Might sound like I'm a MS employee, not even close. I believe people should give credit where it is due.
My problems with purchasing a MAC at this time is the initial price/performance ratio for everyday apps I use and the cost of replacement software when/where available (some of my useful apps are not made for the platform).
I have nothing against MAC's and plan on purchasing one sometime. I think Apple is going in the right direction with their move to Intel processors etc. Since all their hardware will be PC based and their OS is built on Unix I am waiting for them to start running Win apps natively….
MS still puts out the best everyday office apps and other reference related software that no-one even comes close to for usability etc.
BTW, why do MAC users hate MS/PC's so bad….never understood that especially when the new MAC's will carry the same hardware as a PC.
I look forward to the day when I can run both an Apple OS and MS OS on the same machine natively.
I have to agree MS has taken a long time on "Long Horn", I agree why release anything when it is not ready. I hope MS has done a lot to clean up all the consistent issues they have... And I am sure they are because it is a major concern with a lot of IT.
Mac and PC. The war began because it was more personal issue between two guys - who helped us all get where we are today. As far as the the public joining in on the bash fest... Those are people who are no more than users with nothing else to do. ;)
One can't compare Apple and Microsoft as both companies have different missions in my opinion.
- Apple is about their OS and New Media. WIth the switch to Intel and the ability now to compile both a PC/Mac version of software with a click of a button, I see more Business type applications for Apple.
- Windows - Not a windows fan and I am confused which way MS is running... They seem all over. They are dedicated more to business while trying to capture some new media on the every day user end of the market.
So my quick thoughts for now... Does the name have anything to do with the OS? Not for me.... I can't wait to see what MS did for innovation this next time around.
Beta 1 features Avalon, now called Windows Presentation Foundation, and Indigo, now Windows Communication Foundation, along with features from Internet Explorer 7 that will be available in Windows XP and the planned Windows Server 2003 Release 2.
Top of Microsoft's list of fundamentals is improved security.
1. It is Mac not MAC. It's not an acronym like PC, but an abbreviation for Macintosh.
2. We don't hate PC's. Many Mac users also have or use PC's. Generally speaking though, we do have an aversion to the Windows hunk of crap operation system, which has nothing to do with hardware inside them. We prefer our OS X because it gets out of the way and actually lets you work, compared to Windows which tends to get in the way many times. And also, many PC manufacturers don't feel the need to make their machines visually appealing. We also take issue with this ;)