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re: Windows vs MacOS vs Linux: My Story (and share yours too!) VIEW POST


I've not really had stability problems with Windows since the days of Windows 95, though I went NT4->2000->XP->10 and barely used Vista, 7 or 8.

I don't think it's particularly good interface - it has elements of XP and of 10, and doesn't know whether it's all about "apps" or "programs"... and I don't like supporting proprietary software. I keep a Windows installation on my desktop for certain games, and that's all it's good for, really. As a host for games, it's great. Now WSL has come along and given us a working shell, it's also passable as a development machine when you use it as a browser/ssh client combo and connect to a real computer.

MacOS is quite similar, but more buggy than Windows. I know a lot of people would disagree with me there, but MacOS is much worse than Windows in terms of usability and glitchiness.

All operating systems are awful, and they're also really difficult to build, so awful is also reasonable.

I've used some linux distro or other (and various BSDs) for longer than I've used MacOS, and the difference is night and day. One system "just works", the other is made by Apple.

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