Friday, October 22, 2010

PC vs Mac Part 1/4

Ok, I just have to rant about this.  Mostly because I can't stand people arguing over this.  First, a PC is short for a Personal Computer.  Those dumb ads on the tv have convinced a lot of people that PC's run Windows... and Macs run on.. uhh.. well... macs?  Truth be told, a "PC" is just a computer that most people use.  The operating system, Windows, Mac, Linux, etc is just that... the operating system.

This tangent is going to be relatively long based on my own experience with the three different types of operating systems over the last 30 years.  Now mind you, I've been programming on all 3 of them as well, so we'll take a look at the positives and negatives of each system, then go off about what it's like for a software developer to use and program for each.  I also do a hefty portion of system and network administering, so I'll throw in some of that aspect as well during the reviews.  Naturally, the "Techie" guy of the family is also usually the "go-to" guy for when someone has a system that needs upgrading/fixes or whatever... so some honorable mentions for "grandma friendly" will be in there also.

So, sit back and get ready tear your eyes out over my personal review of the 3 systems in question, Windows, Mac, and Linux and how they rack and stack with each other and hopefully by the end, you too will understand that the PC vs Mac thing is ridiculous.

Part 2 here

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