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    1ST: Ubuntu (Because it is free, easily coded)
    2ND: Windows
    3RD: Mac

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    Diablo III is my favorite, how can I play it on other OS? Windows of course...

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    I like them all! Ubuntu 10.04 was great because you could install it inside of windows and have a triple boot. How fun is that? Mac is great for those that cann't be bothered with anti-virus and anti malware and do the upkeep. My son bought a new pc a couple of years ago installed a anti virus program and got a infected and could not get rid of the virus ( wish he had called me) he ended up throwing a good PC out of his truck! He's now an apple fan boy. Funny thing is is doesn't know much on how to use it, but he can do what he likes to do on a computer quiet well. I have a Macbook 2010 and he has a Macbook Pro 2010 and when he visited me I actually knew more about how to use it then he did, and I don't know much about using an Apple product. For people that that just want to use their computer for basic things and not worry about viruses etc, computer slowdowns Apple is perfect for them! I told him that but I don't think he liked that answer.
    I like Linux but some hardware just isn't Linux friendly and who wants to buy new hardware just so you can work with Linux? I will always use Linux to some degree and need to learn so much more about how to use it,but for everyday use I stick with Windows.

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    Apple has had some very publicized virus problems recently. There are many stories just like this. You might start seeing more of this as these people find such easy targets.

    Apple is also very overpriced for the specs, plus I like to make my OS look and work the way I want it. Can't do that with a Mac. No thanks, I'll keep Windows.

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    Ted's right, Apple's MacOS isn't as secure it it's users thought it was. There's been many recent successful attacks on these OS's.

    Fortunately, Apple has allowed ESET to product a Mac version of their security suite. ESET & AVG has versions for popular Linux distros (their term for OS's), but not all.

    No OS, regardless of brand, is totally safe 100% of the time. I've used both Ubuntu & Mint for some time, though my spending time learning Windows 8 has greatly lessened my time with Linux. Too, newer versions of Ubuntu/Mint won't run on just any old computer any longer, they once did, but these OS's have improved, as a result, more quality hardware is needed.

    Though Ubuntu 10.04 & Mint 9 ran fine on my ThinkPad T42, today's Ubuntu 12.04 & Mint 12 doesn't, as it has only 32MB of video RAM, a minimum of 64MB is needed for today's versions. There are "lite" versions of the above, Xubuntu & Peppermint, but this is more or less for those who only needs to browse the Web, they're not for powerful computing, such as gaming.

    Speaking of which, this is another area where Linux fails, lack of modern hardware support. There are companies that builds Linux PC's & notebooks, but they're costly, many of which falls into the range of Mac prices. On sub-par hardware at that. There was a recent run in between Linus Torvalds & NVIDIA executives, where Linus shot a bird (middle finger) at the NVIDIA rep, over the lack of support that NVIDIA has for Linux OS's.

    Is it a wonder? Most Linux OS's are 100% Free, download the ISO file (some requires torrent software), it can be tried out as a Live CD, though slow, it will connect to the Internet, one can determine if it can run on the computer or not. Being Free has drawbacks, hardware isn't free, while the paid versions of Linux has support for recent hardware, most of the freebies doesn't.

    Honestly, why should AMD & NVIDIA, with some of their video cards running into the hundreds of dollars, flat out write drivers for Linus Torvalds, which was the issue at hand. Over 90% of Linux users are freeloaders, most probably had a Windows license at some point, through a hardware or software failure, combined with their laziness to image their computers, lost it. Only around 10% of Linux users actually actively supports their choice of OS by cash donations, or writing code.

    This small group is typically well educated, does support their OS of choice, & through forum support, helps the "newbies" as much as possible. This group also prefers that the OS remains low key, as virus/malware writers in general prefers large targets, such as Windows users. And Mac ones also.

    So the reason that Linux viruses/malware/hacking is little heard of, is that just like the driver support, there's no value (nor thrill) in hacking an empty target. Virus/Malware writers prefers to strike the masses, where much greater damage is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Apple has had some very publicized virus problems recently. There are many stories just like this. You might start seeing more of this as these people find such easy targets.

    Apple is also very overpriced for the specs, plus I like to make my OS look and work the way I want it. Can't do that with a Mac. No thanks, I'll keep Windows.
    Ted,
    I'm with you! Apple are over price, and yes they are starting to experience some virus problems. I certainly pointed that out to my son. However I got to admit they build a product that works well. However for consumers that have only limited things they want to do with a computer it's not a bad choice. You do save the cost of paying for a anti virus suite which they would need with a PC. I compare it to consumers who drive a car and don't care what engine they have or any other details they just want to go from point A to point B. Ask them what they drive they'll answer a chevy. What model? They'll answer it's a two door.
    For computer users that like to get to know their machine and customize it to make it just right for themselves, well then you should be a Windows user. I love tinkering with my PC so I sure I'll always be a PC guy.

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    overhard, ESET has been pushing security for Mac for at least a few months. There is good reason, too. Mac users aren't as safe as Tim Cook claims them to be. He was the latest to boast of MacOS's built in security.

    It's also well known by most at this time.

    8 Simple Tips to Secure a Mac from Malware, Viruses, & Trojans

    If MacOS were so good, then why are many of their users running Windows 7 & Office 2010 on it? Sounds like Apple isn't meeting their customer's needs.

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    catilley1092,
    As I stated I do think that Mac is going experience more virus threats. However nothing close to threats that PC users face. I actually use an anti virus software on my Mac. I don't want to come off as Apple fan because I'm a PC guy all the way! The only reason I own a Mac is a little learning experience getting on EBay and getting caught up in what seemed liked a killer deal. Live and learn that's my motto!

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    That's the way to do it, live & learn! I also know what it means to get a killer deal, because I once had to buy used computers myself, 4 from eBay. My last computer purchased there, is actually the best, the T42 ThinkPad that I got for $99. Came with a docking station too (BTW, what happened to these, my first 3 notebooks had them).

    New notebooks doesn't come with them anymore, unless they're business ones.

    If I were to run across an Apple laptop for $100 or so, less than 10 years old, & it ran OK, I may would buy it, but I know that back then, the specs were really low. 128MB RAM, 20GB HDD, non-upgradeable as far as the OS goes. But being that it's mainly Intel parts, I could easily load a copy of Windows 2000 on it & it would run happily, possibly for another 5 years.

    Yes, I'd do it at that price, but it would have to be guaranteed to be in immaculate condition, which these users have more cash tied up into the computers, that's to be expected. I've personally seen several that was built in the late 90's, they looked better than some 5 year old HP & Dells that I've seen.

    But a brand new one, no that's too high for me. I'll stick with Windows computers on these, I can get one with good specs for a good price, if I shop around.

    As far as Ubuntu goes, I have 12.04LTS installed, but since 8 CP was released on 02/29, I've had my hands full, RP was released on 05/31, a total of 5 months to the date. 3 more to go.

    Back to Ubuntu 12.04LTS, it's the first ever Linux OS that seen my printer & installed it with no input from me, other than turning it on. Amazing! Before that, I had to run the terminal to install a printer & hope for the best. If one runs a 32 bit Ubuntu, it's easy. But 64 bit, until 12.04, was a hair puller at times.

    Fact is, had not Win 8 CP been released, Ubuntu 12.04 would probably be my default OS. Boots fast, as 8 RP does, a lightweight OS indeed. Windows 7 is getting a bit heavy on my desktop.

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    catilley1092,
    If Ubuntu 12.04 could see my printer I would be so happy. I own a Canon printer and Canon just doesn't try too hard to make their printers Linux friendly. I've tried work arounds but was never successful. I got a lot to learn about Linux.
    As far as the Ebay experience goes, I was on Ebay for another item and just decided to check out Mac laptops for fun. Got carried away and ended up owning a Mac! I hide that laptop for over a year from my wife/girlfriend because I sure in the heck didn't need it and we could certainly use the money for something better.

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