Microsoft or Apple

+5 Braydon Davis · June 3, 2014
Which company do you guys prefer, Microsoft or Apple? 
I personally prefer Microsoft. 

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+1 jan burg · November 8, 2014
Phones: Hands down google/Android. Best series is the google Nexus series.

Laptop: Microsoft/Linux dual-boot. M$'s new Surface LTs are pretty cool. Apple has always used underperformance overpriced laptops. I can't stand them. BTW, you can install Windows, Linux, or even Apple on any laptop anyway.

PC: Linux/Microsoft dual-boot of course.

In terms of software and OSes, the reason I like Microsoft so much is that you can do so much in the operating system. You can play games, edit s***, program, whatever. But the stock command line in Windows is pretty damn crappy, so when I'm just using a computer for downloading, browsing the internet, or programming, I use linux. There's tons of versions of linux, and most of them are awesome, plus it's opensource mostly and free. M$ and linux cover it all, so Apple has nothing to offer me. 

**The one thing I respect about Apple though is that their filesystem is Unix-based and they use the bash shell. That's pretty cool.
+1 Tim Bogdanov · December 17, 2014
thats not nice Mathias :P
+1 George Williams · September 28, 2014
Really? Disrespectful language?

And your still misinterpreting and making assumptions. If I said:

"I prefer android(Samsung Is the beast)"

Then that would mean I an referring to Samsung as the reason I like android but I know that other phones like HTC use it so I wouldn't say that. Instead I put Android in the brackets because I like Samsung because of Android. 

Listen, we don't make progress if we disrespect each other so I'm going to stay away from whatever forum responses you make because you don't seem to be able to handle correction.
+1 George Williams · September 28, 2014
Lol. According to Apple though, it doesn't affect those who don't mess with the default settings for their version of bash(if not bash then default settings for something because they seemed reluctant to say) because it prevents remote exploits. It also affects Android but not Google's version because of a different type of bash they use.

About 17,000 machines were compromised after they announced the bug, I wonder how much of those are Apples :), is the reason the NSA didn't try to stop the Iphone 6 because they knew the bug> Well, just like the Tootsie pop, "The world will never know:"
+1 Edgar Sias · June 22, 2014
I've been using Windows as my main PC since I started computer, with the occasional Linux here and there. For my internship though, I have to use a Mac. And it has been just infuriating me most of the time. Some of the simple things I could do in Windows are not on it... there's nothing in there like Notepad, except maybe Xcode but that's a little bit overkill. I hate how everything autosaves... I was cleaning up large chunks of code, and deleting them from the text file as I was going to keep track of what I was doing, and it autosaved which meant that I essentially deleted the code -- I had to grab a clean copy and start again. Then I try to save a file in a folder I created and could not for the life of me get it to save outside of the main user folders. THEN I was trying to take a look at some of the system files on Finder since I find it easier to work with chunks on them than on bash, and I had to do a bunch of crap just to get it to work; in the end, I basically forced it using bash. Gaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

I do like the touchpad, though. Fancy.

In terms of phones, though, I think Apple stomps based on their marketplace. Not a huge fan of either of their actual devices or interfaces, though, I'm an Android guy.
+1 Steven the awesome · December 18, 2014
I not going to pick, either of those extremely big companies. Whenever I need Apple I am going use Apple, and whenever I need Microsoft I am going to use Microsoft. I personally hate this argument where people are arguing what is better. 

1: Play games == Microsoft
2: development or design == Apple 
3: Working safer == Linux
+1 HyJax LTD · October 21, 2014
Right now that depends on do you want to have more ability to load more of todays software's?

Do you have your home all Apple already, because that's what Apple pretty much requires. It don't run right with Windows or Linux.

So this used to be down to the graphics ability but they are both pretty even to for manipulation and graphic design.

While Im an old schooler and hate the thought of one tech giant, most things are MSFT compatible.

I like that people don't think windows is all bulletproof either (of course).  That means they don't run around all cocky saying they cant be hacked this way or that... Lets face it, some of us laughed hard in 2011 when the Linux Git hub was discovered to be "...running SEVERAL variants for an unspecified amount of time that did give the ability for hackers to hack the source file, butmost likely did not."

What... Linux, actual malware style data breach virus and such... say it aint so.

To hilarious... anything can get a virus. When you think there your system is bulletproof... that's when they have the best designed malware.
+1 Ben   · October 21, 2014
Why not Linux and Android? 

Open source > Closed-Source/Proprietary Software that tracks your every move that you can't configure/alter yourself to your liking. 
+1 Abdullah Nauman · November 3, 2014
Frankly, google/Android should ditch samsung. Samsung takes 95 percentile of the money, if google set there mind to it, I am sure they could make a better phone than Samsung. 
+1 HyJax LTD · October 21, 2014
The real bottom line is do you want to have to learn new things that may take a bit to cordiante with the rest of your functional e-life or do you want something designed for it because you don't want to learn terminal commands and just want the system to run.

If you are ready to develop for the OS you have MAC.  That way things that are windows variants you get to use the terminal window to make happen.

If your looking for a syatem that most the world is already functional with and don't want to spend hours researching something that might not even be possible.. Windows.

So do you mind terminal settings, if not Apple/*nux.  Do you want point and click, then Windows.

They all have the same risk of exploitation these days.  Before I would say *nux and apple were higher risk because everyones outright cries as to them being virus free.

Now we all have accepted they are all just as easy as the other to exploit. If you haven't, go read some more.



Apple fanboys not allowed.

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