Why Windows Sucks

By on August 23, 2006

Is Windows inherently more vulnerable to malware attacks than OS X?: This is an extremely well-written and well-reasoned article explaining exactly why Windows is more vulnerable than OS X to malware. The author is obviously very familiar with the internals of both systems, and he explains very clearly where and how Microsoft screwed up in relation to OS X.

Based on this reading, Windows problems extend down to its very core and base architecture. Bummer.

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Comments

  1. Dave says:

    Uh oh. Did Deane drink the Koolaid? He's getting closer still to owning an Apple machine; it's only a matter of time now.

    Let's hope this post doesn't draw commentors like another similarly titled post did.

  2. Deane says:

    I don't discriminate -- I think everything sucks.

  3. cheeko says:

    windows isnt more vulnerable , its just that there arent to many people to make viruses in mac programs, because mac sucks

  4. VagaBond says:

    "windows isnt more vulnerable , its just that there arent to many people to make viruses in mac programs, because mac sucks"

    You would think a bone headed Windoz user would make a virus for Mac? I use three operating systems. Linux, just monkey around on and everyday use, Mac for creative and family use and Windoz for my kids $10.00 games you can buy at Walmart. I dont even have Windoz hooked up on my server. The only time i've had a problem with my Mac was an easy fix with my DS.Store file, thats it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    cheeko: what your basically saying is you don't use computers? linux- monkey around mac- family use (other people) windows- cheap $10 software shit

  6. VagaBond says:

    Define the word 'use'? If I use Skype, NVU, Open Office or GIMP on my Linux box, iTunes, iWeb, Flash on my Mac and my kid plays Roller Coaster Tycoon on XP, then what the hell do you call it?

  7. GottaLife says:

    I 'use' my Windoze machine.

    Yep, it's holding the kitchen door open ...

    No 784MB updates, no crashes, no B.S.O.D's, no waiting for the pointless & lengthy 'Boot/Shutdown' sequence ... no worries ...

  8. flakker says:

    why do mchippies always indirectly attack the pc system by attacking the weakest link, the OS? ok the os is shitty thats why higher end programs CATIA, NX etc use a unix system and both of them cant be used on macs.

    pc flamers will at least attack the shit system that is under the mac, the os is shit as well but by far over-engineered for such shit system that is a mac.

  9. moses says:

    ok.. for all you who says windows suck... what was the first OS u started out using when u were a lil boy.. what os did u use when u were taking your first steps to learning how to use and master a computer.. does it still suck.. say u had a huffy bike. and u loved that bike when u were a lil kid. and years past u stopped riding that huffy bike and moved on to a mongoose or some shit. would u say that huffy sucks. would u say that the starter bike u had when u were little sucks.. i dont think u would.. i bet u anything that ne one in this forum didnt start out using mac or inux. u all started with Windows. and you know it. deep down you love windows. and everything windows stands for.. and for those of you who have frequent crashes and shit like that. learn to use ur windows.. and stick with xp dont go to vista. ive been running my winows xp for a couple years now and ive only had maybe 4 or 5 crashes.. and a handful of viruses.. learn to you use ur computer guys. jsut becasue u dont like the way you have to do somthing you change os's. maybe if u would take the time to know how to use your computer you wouldnt have to bitch about everything. your all looking for your easy answers. im ashamed of all of you. you dont like computers. you like things to be easy and u like to have things ur way.. u all suck.. u dont deserve to be using this interent. go to hell..... oh.. and btw... use mac and right clck.. bitches

  10. real says:

    windows is the best by far...has more operating system choices by far. can be put on just about any machine and microsoft office blows the competiton away

    screw mac....special this and special that....i hardly see any software made for mac...and mac users are some kind of tree hugging elite with queer tendencies if you ask me....hippie wanna be yuppie types that think that mac is the end all save all of humanity

    steve jobs needs to get another job and quit ripping the people off with computers that crash and burn on first use in many cases...

    let sue mac right out of existence because jobs has been con jobing us windows users in the courts for years like sueing microsoft over the trash can icon conept

    mac frankly is a gay queer tree huggers life time wet dream joke!

  11. Andrew says:

    I can be like "real" too, I mean, all I need to do is string together a couple of words in sequence and pray it makes sense. The ironic thing about his last sentence, where he collectively names everyone a "tree hugger" is that environmentalists extremely disapprove the use of technology as it contributes to the destruction of the environment (the greenhouse gases released to transport computers, generate electricity and power the internet so you can post stupid comments in other people's articles). If you look at major software companies, such as Ableton, Adobe, hell, even Microsoft, they ALL make software for the Mac. I can see it now: Dr real, PhD Failurology.

    "moses" is another example of intelligent life on Earth. Way to go representing Windows by being illiterate . Thanks for NOT using ANY punctuation, paragraphs and initial letters. Thanks for telling us that you're "ashamed" of us because we "dont like computers". We change our OS to suit our needs. Would you consider using Windows 1 today? Of course not, because then you won't be able to post any more illiterate messages such as the one above over the internet.

  12. Sunny says:

    I somewhat agree with the comments provided by 'flakker' back in November, however, I disagree with the comments in reference to 'learn to use ur computer", I would have more time to learn to use my computer if I wasn't constantly updating virus definitions, keeping tabs on pop-ups, malware and fixing the bugs in the various versions, updates, and patches for XP. Imagine what we could learn if we weren't constantly fixing the bugs that should have been fixed prior to shipping out an inferior product. And the only reason why we deal with it is that we have little to no choices in the business world which has been dominated by Microsoft.

  13. Fred McKinney says:

    To those of you who believe Windows is the best there is, I once believed that, too. But in the last four years, I've gotten smart. Granted, Windows is real bad to crash unexpectedly, catch viruses, and what not, which I accepted as part of the deal.

    However, starting with Windows XP, Microsoft began implementing an activation system that, every time you request something from Microsoft Update, checks your computer info against its database of registered users to be sure you paid for your copy of XP (or Vista).

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating software piracy here. However the beef I have with such a setup is that if you upgrade your computer's hardware, Microsoft is going to think you've used your copy of Windows on more than one computer, and you have to call Microsoft to get this whole mess straightened out. As far as I'm concerned, it's none of Microsoft's business what I do with my computer's hardware.

    When I first learned about this from a book on Windows XP at Barnes & Noble, I read all the implications and felt that that was wrong, and I vowed to one day ditch Windows and switch to Linux. I took it slowly to get myself used to Linux, but two years ago, I finally went to purely Linux on my computer, and I have discovered that I no longer need Windows for anything at all on my computer.

    If you haven't tried Linux, I would encourage you to do so. For starters, there are versions of Linux that run directly from a CD and bypass your Windows installation entirely to let you see what Linux is like. Give it a try, you won't be sorry -- and in fact, I think you'll like what you see.

    Fred in St. Louis

  14. Kat says:

    I've used PCs and Windows for-ev-er. And recently, when I graduated from high school, I was getting into video editing and digital graphics and animation, etc. So I decided to go out and get a mac since that's what they're for. I figured, hey, I don't really play a lot of games on my computer. (if you're a serious gamer type it would be dumb to get a mac, unless you wait for their parallels to get better and better and eventually be able to run any windows game out there-- people claim it can't yet but every game I've loaded works)

    Anyway, my laptop came in the mail (mac) and I booted it up and put in my user name and password and all that normal stuff that I did on my PC. And then when it came to the desktop I was expecting things to pop up saying "Install this!!! Install that!! Update this!! Keep your system updated here!! Register for BLAH BLAH BLAH!!" Absolutely nothing. Nothing like that at all. I turned the computer on and it was just...on. I opened up applicatins and checked out my programs. Came with iPhoto, which makes it incredibly easy to put photos into the computer and automatically categorize them and with one simple click watch them all in a slide show with any song or number of songs. And it works perfectly with iTunes. One click.

    I remember having to spend hours importing one picture at a time into what was it called? Power Point? (Which I had to pay for, didn't even come with my computer, despite the other pointless programs that had been installed on it) And you can forget about inserting music into the presentation. You have to pick a specific slide and then figure out where the music ends to put the next song into the right slide..no man. No way. Took way too long for something that should be simple.

    Then there was iMovie, and iDVD, which work perfectly together. It's like they're married. Without fights. Everything is click n' drag. That easy. If you're not all pro about editing movies (if you are, spend the money for Final Cut Pro like I did) iMovie is fucking amazing for coming with the computer free. It's all just click and drag. The computer even comes with other fun things as simple as comic book makers, click and drag a pic into each block and it automatically resizes smooths, etc. Everything works flawlessly. Great for if you make little cartoons or sketches, anime, etc. and want the little word/thought bubbles outlines done for you right away.

    I can't say much about the old macs, since I never owned one. But anyone complaining about the new ones has to be nuts. Or ignorant. Remember trying to set up your internet connection on your PC? I was expecting a big deal with that on my mac, too. But I turned it on. And then I turned on the airport for the first time and it asked if I wanted to join -insert wireless network name here- and I said yes and that was it. It was that easy. I remember throwing a fit over the same easy process on my PC.

    I never have problems with viruses or weird glitches. And to clear up some common whiny complaints about mac: Lackin a right click? If you're that desperate for a right-click why did you bother using the mac mouse? Why didn't you use a PC mouse? That's what I plugged into my mac back in school and OMG. Like, I had a right mouse button alla sudden!!! GASP. And on the laptops, instead of having a "right mouse button" you just use two fingers instead of one. Wanna right click? Tap with two fingers. Even my dad, who is the biggest PC buff there is, was impressed by something as simple as that.

    Voice recognition. You have to pay for those things if you want them on a PC. Your arms don't work? Body paralyzed? Who cares? You mac will still know what you want it to do. AND IT COMES WITH THAT TECHNOLOGY. Imagine that. Free with the computer!

    And if you're still attached to Windows, Linux, etc...Parallels is coming out with better versions every time you turn around. Why would you need anything else when your computer can run any Operating System out there?

    What's another thing people don't like about macs? Suddenly closing prgrams due to an unexpected error? Because that's so unlike the PC suddenly freezing up in the middle of something you're doing. Cursor won't move or anything. You're like wtf. Then do the control alt delete thing. I guess macs just do the control alt delete for you. That's considerate. A little more surprising though.

    Anyway. All I have to say is...if all you want a computer for is to play games, get a PC. that's what my brother did. Spent 3000 dollars on an Alienware laptop and all he does is play game on it and send email. Then our dog tripped over its power cord and damaged the display cause it fell on the floor. Had to pay to get that fixed. Too bad it doesn't attach magnetically.

    And if you still want to complain about the mac not having a lot of games, don't complain about the mac. Mac doesn't make games. Complain about the people making the games who don't make it for mac. It's their lazy asses who don't want to make the effort to make two different versions for two different systems. And since the majority of game-loving Mac-bashing people own PCs, that's what games are made for. It's about money. So hey, get a mac, get a pc, mine and my dad's get along. We play games wirelessly together. And it be gooood. But seriously. I finally had to say something about all the people like "whine whine mac sucks" when that's not the case. It's that you don't know shit. Peace!

  15. kris says:

    Macs used to really suck back in the 90's when I was a computer consultant that had to deal with Windows, Suns, and Mac networks/software. At the time, I was a hard-core Windows and Linux lover. Then came OS X. Folks at work pressured me into that OS, and I hated it for the first few months. But then I started to see the features that it offered, features that were inherently smarter than Windows, although the Mac hardware was horribly slower than the much faster PC's. Of course, some features that Windows had were better than OS X, but the majority of them were in OS X.

    Then came the intel chip! Wow! The Macs are now SO much faster!

    Anyway, my Windows computer at home has gotten really slow over the last few years as I apply patch after patch, browes the internet, and let my wife use it for her e-mail client (Outlook coupled with Windows is horrible and only an idiot would tell you otherwise!). I am trying to convince her to get a mac to replace it. But macs will not be entering the industrial workplace anytime soon, so she needs to keep her work skills sharp by using Windows at home. Bummer for the family IT guy who has to respond to "why does this message keep popping up about some other program trying to access my adress book" or "why doesn't this work--it used to work fine" or "why is the computer so horribly slow...it used to be so much faster, when will the hour glass stop spinning..." !!@#@$%#%$

    kris

  16. Joe Blow says:

    Steve Jobs is part of my cult. The technological cult known as APPLE!!! We have orgies on Macs and APPLE products.

  17. flakker says:

    "Voice recognition. You have to pay for those things if you want them on a PC. Your arms don?t work? Body paralyzed? Who cares? You mac will still know what you want it to do. AND IT COMES WITH THAT TECHNOLOGY. Imagine that. Free with the computer!"

    Lemme guess? WORD PROCESSING!

  18. flakker says:

    ?Voice recognition. You have to pay for those things if you want them on a PC. Your arms don?t work? Body paralyzed? Who cares? You mac will still know what you want it to do. AND IT COMES WITH THAT TECHNOLOGY. Imagine that. Free with the computer!?

    Hows that for philanthropy from Mr jobs? give a hippy a free microphone.

    Oh how i praise your tax deductible foundation.

  19. Anonymous says:

    flakker: ok.. for all you who says windows suck? what was the first OS u started out using when u were a lil boy..

    When I was a "lil boy", I started out on IBM PC DOS... I don't understand why you believe everyone started out with Windows... particularly because when a lot of people were "lil boys", Windows probably did not exist or were in its early stages...

  20. Anonymous says:

    My apologizes, that post was directed to moses.

  21. wilson says:

    In my opinion both mac and windows have their flaws. However I chose to use a linux windows combo because it's flexibility with hardware. On a mac you are limited to the high priced (sometimes under-clocked) hardware mac offers. Any other hardware bought at the store to fit your needs doesn't work with a mac.

  22. konaboy21 says:

    I just had an epiphany (and I just bought my first mac)! Macs are for software, PC's for hardware. Period. Therefore... get a dual-OS program for both, put it on PC, and you will have the best of both. More bang for that buck.

    I think I just figured it out for myself since I bought my MBP last year.

  23. avenger says:

    It doesn't matter what people think. because Windows will still rule. I agree it sucks, but it is very friendly user. If it weren't so it wouldn't be so popular. It may be a monopoly but that is life. " the big fish it eats the small fish" This is a fact wether some people like it or not. In addition, Linux is still better than mac because macs are for queers.

  24. Good lord people, do your homework. Do you want a rock solid PC with top of the line hardware? Get a Mac. They are state of the art Intel chips these days. The world’s first 3.0GHz, 8-core Intel Xeon-based Mac Pro...ah yeah. Way more bang for your buck. Try buying just a similar chip set at the cost that mac offers. For that matter, try running OS X and XP simultaneously with Parallels or Boot camp. (Vista if you feel like shooting yourself in the foot) Notice how XP will start up faster then you ever imagined on your anti-freeze cooled, 2 headed, ground effect polluted, home grown pathetic-ness that you undoubtedly have to reload at least once a year? Save your money, buy a Mac. Get some return on your investment. Pure satisfaction. Ever looked at the resale value of a Mac? Oh, and by the way...the memories I have of my first computer were on and Apple IIc. I still love you Wintel beyotches...you keep me in business.

  25. flakker says:

    do you know what the people at apple use to design macs?

    pc's with friggin windows on them.

    you know why? because if you can design a computer then you have the i.q points needed to actually see past the bullshit they feed you.

  26. fockler says:

    now you can run xp on a mac so if you want all your games from windows but hate the crap that happens to windows, buy a mac and get the software. there. problem solved

  27. Geoff says:

    I use both Windows and Mac OS. Windows at work and Mac at home and I recommend Mac over any version of Windows.

    At work, Windows constantly locks up, requires restarting, runs extremely slow and is very cluncky to use.

    People often come to me for advice when buying a new computer, usually a laptop these days. The first thing I ask them is what they intend to use it for. Often users require the usual internet, email, MS Office, photos and making. Most people are used to using Windows at work or home, but when I explain that Mac is easier to use, doesn't suffer from viruses, malware, spyware and is more stable, less power hungry and can be used for all those common tasks, people quickly consider switching.

    Mac is more secure thus safer to use on the internet. You don't need virus protection sotware that slows down your system. It is also more stable and requires less time installing software, fixing bugs and generally putting up with computer you cannot use. It just works.

    Unless you use specialised software that only runs on Windows or want to play games, then you would use Windows.

    The argument the Windows has more software is true, however, most of the most commonly used software is available on Mac and there is a lot of poor quality software on PC. Out of the box Macs have better software available. On Windows, IE is slow and unsecure, Windows Media Player is chunky and doesn't have many features, Outlook is terrible, Window Movie maker doesn't compare to iMovie. Mac applications are simple to use and powerful enough to get an excellent end result.

    Compare OSX to Vista. Vista cost a lot more, requires so much power, still has many bugs, doesn't have many drivers, is over sensitive to security and comes in different versions and different features. OSX is half the price of Vista Home Basic, requires minimal hardware (I run 10.4 on a G4 400mhz that is 7 years old - perfectly), is very stable, contains most drivers, is secure without being overbearingly annyoing, comes in one version with all features.

    People who say Macs suck have no basis and display arrogance and ignorance. For most purposes Macs have the best OS. It is just a shame that people accept Windows as the norm. It does appear the tide is turning with the popularity of the iPod and iPhone giving Apple show more consideration from consumers.

  28. Geoff says:

    I doubt they would use Windows to design Macs. That is one of the stupidist comments I've seen for a while.

  29. Scott says:

    "?Voice recognition. You have to pay for those things if you want them on a PC. Your arms don?t work? Body paralyzed? Who cares? You mac will still know what you want it to do. AND IT COMES WITH THAT TECHNOLOGY. Imagine that. Free with the computer!?

    Hows that for philanthropy from Mr jobs? give a hippy a free microphone."

    So when you bought your Mac you paid for it correct? Did you ever think maybe, just maybe that all that "free" software was factored into the price?

  30. applemac says:

    you fuckin people can suck my cock. Apple products including the mac os kick ass on any os. as for windows, bill gates can suck my cock too because windows SUCKS ASS. you fuckers just hate the good stuff like macs, ipods, and monters cables. yall better recognize or ill kill you bitches ass

  31. Kevin says:

    well.. as far as my concern.. all you guys up there!!! you guys doesnt know how to tune WindowsOS..i dont have ant comments for MAC coz.. i havnt tried any.. I would like to leave some comments abt LINUX.. all those linux distros sucks. well leme start with redhat.. the most worst design which 've ever felt(is case of OS.. not the GUI)..it's got a hell of services at startup.. it just sucks on my old P4 Machine.according to me windows was running pretty good with comparing to any other linux ver's.then comes SuSE..i've installed that piece of shit on my machine... at that time all i wanted was to listen to some songs.. well i started amarok(Music Player) and added some files in it..drag and drop... well in the next sec all i can see in my system was crashed and all i got rest was a black linux console prompt!!!.. well last but not the least "SLACKWARE" i got a copy of that from one of my friend and i decided to give it a try..it was much better than all the other privious versions of linux which i've tried so far.. and at last when i tried to shut down the machine .. it wont turn OFF.. all i can do at that time was to pull the plug off insted of shutting down the machine...well.. I dont have anything bad to say about Mandriva.. it's comparitivly much better than any other distro .. Mandriva deserver a lil bit appreciation..

  32. andy says:

    I predict that by 2012 windows will no longer be the world's preferred OS because it is the most ghastly OS in history. The tables will turn in favor for Mac as every evil empire eventually crumbles. Windows is just ghastly. I was completely ignorant and thought many times that my (2005) 3 year old HP laptop was just too old and the disk was worn as I heard constant pinging and knocking upon booting up and waiting up to 20 minutes at times for a complete boot. After re installing the provided original XP software I noticed that it would suddenly start working like new again. Only problem is I had to re install it literally 36 times in the course of 3 years and then go online to perform the windows update for "critical" drivers and updates. I thought it was just me for the most part and then I go online and type in "Windows Sucks" and discover the entire world is complaining and (hopefully) doing something about it like dumping Windows. I am finally convinced Windows may have been at one time the OS and excitement of the moment but it turned out to be like a completely unfaithful spouse that finally has to be let go. I am now saving up to purchase that high end Macbook Pro which most reviewers and users alike agree is simply fantastic and "It just works".

  33. andy says:

    I predict that by 2012 windows will no longer be the world's preferred OS because it is the most ghastly OS in history. The tables will turn in favor for Mac as every evil empire eventually crumbles. Windows is just ghastly. I was completely ignorant and thought many times that my (2005) 3 year old HP laptop was just too old and the disk was worn as I heard constant pinging and knocking upon booting up and waiting up to 20 minutes at times for a complete boot. After re installing the provided original XP software I noticed that it would suddenly start working like new again. Only problem is I had to re install it literally 36 times in the course of 3 years and then go online to perform the windows update for "critical" drivers and updates. I thought it was just me for the most part and then I go online and type in "Windows Sucks" and discover the entire world is complaining and (hopefully) doing something about it like dumping Windows. I am finally convinced Windows may have been at one time the OS and excitement of the moment but it turned out to be like a completely unfaithful spouse that finally has to be let go. I am now saving up to purchase that high end Macbook Pro which most reviewers and users alike agree is simply fantastic and "It just works".

  34. Chris says:

    This guy wrote a highly technical piece about the FUNDAMENTAL technical reasons why Windows is more vulnerable to attacks. It has nothing to do with how many people write viruses, or corporate culture, or the cult of Jobs, or "tree-hugging Mac users." The author may actually prefer to use Windows. His article was based entirely on FACT.

    And Flakker, you inarticulate jackass, my first computer was a Commodore 64! Which ruled.

  35. devMyViril says:

    I know this is a little late ....

    It sounds like a bunch of computer ameteurs here. having said this let me break it down for you.

    Windows = Best for Development, (VS) Gaming, & Data processing. Linux = Best for Hacking, Cracking, & Breaking Windows.(BT3) ;) Mac = best for animations, Movie editing, & ease of use.

    All three have there uses. choose your weapon or learn them all. (That's what I did) Remember it's not the computers or OS's that sucks .... It's the user!! I know the truth hurts.

    Oh and FYI -- Viruses only hurting Windows .... what a joke. I have successfully infected all three System OS's.

    Bottom line, we are in the baby stages of computer technology; the trial and error stages. All you people and people like you need to either help the technology by learning how it works. Make it better by positive input, development, ECT. Or sit-down and shut-up because you choose to just go along for the ride.

  36. duse says:

    linux beats the shits out of mac and windoze

  37. Ben says:

    Ok i have fuking had it with windows. Why? Well firstly i put some family pictures on it, then i put films i PAID for then i bought flash and photoshop a week later i turn it on, windows has deleted all files for the systems safety. Wtf no warning no 'would you like to back vs all your precious SHIT, now it shuts itself down everytime i boot it up. I want to be put directly through to bill gates himself!

  38. "Real" on November 27th.... you're an undereducated idiot when it comes to computers. I'm only 15 and I know that there are by far WAY MORE Linux operating systems out there than Micro$hit and Apple's Operating System works better than Windoze because THE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ARE MADE FOR EACH OTHER. I personally never turn on my Micro$hit school laptop unless I need to do homework or get online. I use My OLD-but-amazing-with-Linux Gateway 7400GX laptop for internet, gaming, monkeying around. Oh, and have any of you idiot M$ users out there ever heard of FREE SOFTWARE? OpenOffice, Abiword, Pidgin, GIMP, Seamonkey, Firefox, and Evolution Mail work WAY better than their costly counterparts AND THEY'RE FREE. Go ahead and keep supporting the worst, highest-end-user-cost Operating System with the most viruses for it. I'll make sure my kids will never have to use Micro$hit's Bull** when I am married.

  39. al says:

    "Real" on November 27th.... you're an undereducated idiot when it comes to computers. I'm only 15 and I know that there are by far WAY MORE Linux operating systems out there than Micro$hit and Apple's Operating System works better than Windoze because THE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ARE MADE FOR EACH OTHER. I personally never turn on my Micro$hit school laptop unless I need to do homework or get online. I use My OLD-but-amazing-with-Linux Gateway 7400GX laptop for internet, gaming, monkeying around. Oh, and have any of you idiot M$ users out there ever heard of FREE SOFTWARE? OpenOffice, Abiword, Pidgin, GIMP, Seamonkey, Firefox, and Evolution Mail work WAY better than their costly counterparts AND THEY'RE FREE. Go ahead and keep supporting the worst, highest-end-user-cost Operating System with the most viruses for it. I'll make sure my kids will never have to use Micro$hit's Bull** when I am married.

  40. al says:

    "linux beats the shits out of mac and windoze" Thank you my brother

  41. judas says:

    this is to moses, I didn't even read the rest of the comments after I saw yours.

    I like Windows... and still, your comparison to a Huffy bike is crap. I started out on a Huffy when I was a kid. I now own with pride a very nice Giant worth $1800. I can say with complete moral certainty that Huffy sucks. Thats like giving a washing machine to a civil war housewife and thinking that, although she now uses her new washing machine, she would never dare to say that handwashing her family's clothing sucks, because deep down inside she loves having arthritis.

  42. Some_kid says:

    "well.. as far as my concern.. all you guys up there!!! you guys doesnt know how to tune WindowsOS..i dont have ant comments for MAC coz.. i havnt tried any.. I would like to leave some comments abt LINUX.. all those linux distros sucks. well leme start with redhat.. the most worst design which 've ever felt(is case of OS.. not the GUI)..it's got a hell of services at startup.. it just sucks on my old P4 Machine.according to me windows was running pretty good with comparing to any other linux ver's.then comes SuSE..i've installed that piece of shit on my machine... at that time all i wanted was to listen to some songs.. well i started amarok(Music Player) and added some files in it..drag and drop... well in the next sec all i can see in my system was crashed and all i got rest was a black linux console prompt!!!.. well last but not the least "SLACKWARE" i got a copy of that from one of my friend and i decided to give it a try..it was much better than all the other privious versions of linux which i've tried so far.. and at last when i tried to shut down the machine .. it wont turn OFF.. all i can do at that time was to pull the plug off insted of shutting down the machine...well.. I dont have anything bad to say about Mandriva.. it's comparitivly much better than any other distro .. Mandriva deserver a lil bit appreciation.."

    Sounds like your computer sucks ass.....

  43. @moses says:

    Actually, I learned how to use a computer at school - on a mac.

    It wasn't until at least 4 years later we got our first home PC with a copy of Windows 98, which was absolutely terrible.

  44. 0203 says:

    WINDOW DOESNT SUCK U DO

    ASSLICK

  45. no one says:

    How can mac suck when mac runs windows faster. And has a better processor. And it can run much more faster. And starts up faster and shuts down faster then windows XP. I tested windows and mac to see if mac starts up and shuts down faster. windows took 2 min and 36 sec mac took 1 min and 11 sec that's much faster then windows.

  46. no one says:

    How can mac suck when mac runs windows faster. And has a better processor. And it can run much more faster. And starts up faster and shuts down faster then windows XP. I tested windows and mac to see if mac starts up and shuts down faster. windows took 2 min and 36 sec mac took 1 min and 11 sec that's much faster then windows.

  47. Jethro says:

    Ok, here's the real deal. For about a year, I worked at a design firm that used only Macs. During that time, I also used a PC at home. I had an equal amount of bugs and problems on BOTH systems, no joke. And for those of you who don't know, Mac DOES have a blue screen of death, it just looks prettier. I had tons of intermittent errors on both y PC and my Mac. This leads me to the conclusion that if either Microturd or Crapintosh actually released a stable operating system, that would be the day that hell froze over, pigs flew, and I had sex with Jessica Biel.

  48. the hell with windoz says:

    i've had windoz since 95 and finally have had it will all the bs. i bought a mac 2 months ago and love it. wish i would've years ago

  49. the hell with windoz says:

    i've had windoz since 95 and finally have had it will all the bs. i bought a mac 2 months ago and love it. wish i would've years ago

  50. Eddie says:

    Wow. JUST FUCKING WOW.

    Windows gets viruses because of THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE. Third-party has NOTHING to do with Windows, it just runs on there.

    Mac OS X crashes HEAPS. This is because of INTERNAL HARDWARE. That means MADE BY APPLE. It's not something else hurting it, it doesn't even NEED that. Mac can crash and suck all on its own.

    So get a life.

  51. Captain Computer says:

    I started off "as a boy" using Apple Basic on an Apple IIe., so bite it.

  52. Bill Hates Windows says:

    Windows Sucks..No other way to put it..Because most of you chose, or can't , learn even DOS much less Linux YOU SAY it's not functional.I use Linux FOR EVERYTHING YES EVERYTING and I have been in computing for well of 30 years! If you need the windows crutch than have at it. When they start charging a yearly fee b/c the planet is too stupid to learn anything, then have at it.
    Oh, I lied, Netflix doesn't work with Linux YET. Fact is, windows is a terrible OS, and for those who keep arguing that it's only the windows OS that sucks THAT'S ALL WINDOWS IS ,AN OS..so I agree the OS sucks so windows sucks ! Case closed Go to mommy and get some more money to buy more MACRAP and some MACIPOD AND MACTOCUH that can ONLY USE EACH OTHER..NO THANKS..I won't even use iTunes, what idiot does? Why would you commit to limiting ony purchase to an Ipod product ????? Legally that is?? Fact is you get all that free with LINUX so why do you fools keep paying for Registry cleaners, Virus protection, root kits, eras file eraseers ? , uninstallers, formating tools, DVD players, etc etc etc IT IS ALL INCLUDED WITH LINUX AND IT WORKS..AND, if you have a problem you will much faster FREE service form a forum than you wil get form the wait a week PAID windows imaginary help..I have been there with their stupid scripted questions and they do't even fix it, they can't They are in India !! what you can get for FREE with Linux... I am a PC and I DO NOT RUN WINDOWS AND MY PC IS GREAT!! MY WINDOWS PC SUCKS! My MAC is too expensive and restrictive so actually IT SUCKS..Grow up and Grow UP to Linux..

  53. AI_Consultant says:

    Wow, some of the worst comments ever. Windows was the first system I've ever used? Try Mac, and even when I did use "windoz" my first machine ran purely DOS, no GUI. DOS is the problem with Windows. They've been moving farther and farther away from it as time goes on. I've watched as the Microsoft family has desperately tried to add security to Windows, and I say add since it originally had NONE. Anyone who knew anything about DOS could hack a Windows machine. I realized in High School (many moons ago) that 2 lines of code could take out an entire Windows machine, and then tested it on a POS machine I had laying around in the garage. It wasn't POS because it was outdated, it had all the latest updates, etc., it just wasn't being used and didn't have anything I cared about; thus, I could just reinstall everything. And, whoever said you can't run UNIX based programs on a Mac doesn't know what they are talking about. Mac is basically UNIX; Windows is, at least mostly today, DOS. Linux, Unix, Mac, etc. which are all touted as more secure than Windows have one very simple thing in common...They are all UNIX based!!! As for the bike example with the Huffy, think about this. If you're first bike had no brakes, was fixed gear, solid steel frame, tires that were put on and off by screws (not skewers), fixed seat post, etc., then it would be near impossible to make that thing into a first class bike if you wanted to keep it for the rest of your life. Imagine you were told you could only have that frame for the rest of your life. It would take an immense amount of work just to put new tires on the thing, since there are no tires that you can just screw on and off, they don't work like that. You'd have to build something to add on to the original frame to add new tires. In the end, you need a whole new frame, whether you build it or not. And the frame of Windows has needed so much tweaking that the thing is a beast to run due to the amount of side programs that need to run to fix the problems that were generated from the frame in the first place. Anyways, I'm going to assume that many of these posts are just trolls, if for no other reason then to save my faith in humanity. PS: the two lines of code does not work anymore, the DOS commands have been tweaked enough that it would take more, after over a decade of new Window's versions.

  54. crazy horse says:

    well for people that doesnt really understand i suggest some reading Andre S Tanenbaum - Modern OS - Ptoject and Implementation heh

  55. Person with queer tendencies says:

    Parallels isn't some mac exclusive holy grail you know. They have VMs on nearly every system now, including your cellphone. (Java anyone? Can we get some J2ME love in the house? No?)

    I love PCs and windows, and I'll tell you why: Go to Ebay. Search title and description for " computer won't boot don't know much about them" you can seriously get almost new computers for crazy cheap moneys, and fixing them is (usually) as simple as installing a new PSU.

    You get a nearly new machine with at-least 2x the processing power of your 800 dollar mac. Put GNU/linux on it and you have the most amazing emu box in the word, robust out-of-the-box-secure-by-default (Well, more-so than win..) unix-like tastiness, and it's FREE. It never gets cheaper than free.

    If it were not for windows users ditching tech before it's time, I would not be able to afford computers at all. I got a netbook back when netbooks were still shiny and "oooh! ahhh!" for 100 bucks and all it needed was a new SSD. Seriously.

    Everyone, stop your bitching. You're like cats in heat. We get it. You're elitist, homophobic pigs. Very charming. Enjoy your non-plug-and-play supporting iPods and your overpriced fashion statement macs, and even your I'm-uber-macho-but-what's-tcp/ip winboxes. I'll be in my quiet little corner of the net, not starting a flame war. Like they say, Fighting on the internet is like running in the special Olympics, even if you win, you're still retarded. And just say "NO!" to evil mega-corporations.

  56. me says:

    I don't care if no one reads this, and this thread is ancient.

    To the moron who tried to relate computers to bikes: I started with Windows, and I hated it. Still do. It took Linux to make me realize it was windows I hated and not computers. Yes it still sucks. And to the rest of you who think windows does anything special: It doesn't. The end.

  57. BC says:

    window suck because they slow down alot (emachine is the worst to own) and I want a mac because they run faster than bill gates` shitty program. damn him and he does not need to be pay alot. what a fucking asshole.

  58. *NIX Guru says:

    Did you ever think that these operating systems are doing exactly what they were designed to do? Windows, for instance, is designed to offer a simple and welcoming atmosphere to anybody who uses it. Yes, that includes unwanted guests... It is made to execute anything the user/intruder wishes at any time it is requested. It doesn't get any simpler or easier than that.. now does it? Imagine, windows users, having to punch in a password to so much as change your desktop background. How's that for security? ~And welcome to the world of linux. Linux, like windows, has progressed FAR beyond what it used to be. Programs can be installed/uninstalled with a click of the mouse. (password authentication required, of course) Linux also has a very long way to go. There are NO LIMITS in this fully customizable environment. I would definitely recommend burning a "live cd" and trying out linux. There are hundreds of distro's. Aaah, and then there's Apple. OS X. Rather a mix of the two. (Don't hound me too hard.) Actually, the very best from the two. Beautiful GUI and quite secure. My personal favorite of course. Those who choose OS X are often pegged to be the "nose up", "legs crossed", "think I'm better than everybody else because I own a Mac." chuckles Jealousy toils in the eyes of the covetous. Trust me, I know. I'd been using Ubuntu for over 2 years until someone pissed me off enough to buy a Mac. Which btw, I absolutely love... in fact, I bought 2!

  59. Bubba Warrell says:

    I started on mainframe.... then several other OSes.... I've done most of them in the serious OS world....The Gates OS User design (a.k.a windows), like all microsoft products, well, sucks. What's amazing is the billions of dollars it took to make that crap.... but their marketing one out and the masses use it. By far mac has the better user interface and better products even in the crossover categories.... windows is for those who believe everythng they read and see and UNIX is for the faster geek gurus and those that want to have high control.... it's like DOS on steroids.... I can get my work done faster - any category (financial, engineering, design, music, video, conversion, production control, database, spreadsheet, you name it...) on a mac - when there are problems, they are solved quickly and consistently. I have run whole business on Macs and PCs - total cost of ownership and overall productivity is far beter on Mac the Windows....most users fix their own problems quickly, typically don't need a network guru in house or on call.... the greater cost of ownership is on the software and it's the same price on the serious stuff for either platform.... Te mac lives up to it's clam it just works....

  60. Deluste says:

    ok.. for all you who says windows suck? what was the first OS u started out using when u were a lil boy..

    Yeah I started out using DOS on a 286... actually I think it might have even been a Tandy 1000 or C-64 but I honestly can't remember. I was like 5 or 6 years old lol

  61. Carr says:

    Frankly Windows sucks and Mac is no better. Dumped Windows back in 07, once you have had Linux you never go back.

  62. Ryan says:

    I am not on anyone's side but for most of you who bitches about either mac or windows, please learn ENGLISH first.

    Aside from that, yes, Windows IS more prone to attacks and viruses. However, it is NOT because windows sucks but is due to its popularity. Let me ask you, how many people you know uses Linux? How many companies train their employees to use Linux!? Are you going to teach your 60 year old mom to use Linux? Please be realistic. Sure, you can practically do anything on Linux as you could on Windows, but what about GAMES? Are you going to tell companies like Blizzard or Bandi to make games for Linux now? Again, please be realistic.

    According to a survey, 70% of world's computer users use Windows. So as you can see, whatever dominates the market draws hatred. True, some viruses are made purely out of ill intentions, but face it, a majorities of the viruses are made for a reason. For example, to get your bank account info, your identity, or just to feed ads to your computer. So you do the math, if only 10% of the world's computer users uses Linux, why would anyone make such a virus for Linux? What can they get out of it???? -- It's a pure waste of time.

    That said, true, Windows is not perfect, and neither is Linux or Mac OS. As far as I know, even computer engineers have a hard time trying to get a wireless card working on any platform of Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse...etc). And I certainly agree with some previous posts that those who bitches all the time about Windows should just shut up and learn how to use a computer.

  63. Jack says:

    What I love about Linux is the xkill program. In Windows, when a program freezes, you have to do Ctrl Alt Del and try to find the process and terminate, if simply closing the program doesn't work. In Linux, you just hit Alt F2, type in xkill, and point and click at the annoying window. Blam! Gone!

  64. Justin says:

    Windows CAN YOU UNDER STAND BUM AA>, I DONT WANT WINDOWS LIVE PERIOD

  65. hollygees says:

    Windows 7 is so advanced, I can't even change the Desktop background because I lack the psychic powers! great job...

  66. hollygees says:

    Windows 7 is so advanced, I can't even change the Desktop background because I lack the psychic powers! great job...

  67. bluetortilla says:

    The Windows OS is about as stupidly designed as the people here advocating it. Now I see who it's made for.

  68. Rohan says:

    Just a thought use a windows computer for one continuous day, browse the internet, watch movies, download stuff ======and try the same on a mac lets see who crashes first.....

  69. herolief says:

    ^^ Just did. I didn't even get to my browser in Windows. Oh look, BLOD. Okay, let's get GRUB ope- DONE. Alrighty, time to boot Linu- DONE.

  70. Chris says:

    Since installing WinXP nine years ago I remember seeing only one blue screen and that was a couple of years ago when I installed hardware with bad drivers, clearly not the OS fault.

    I've run and managed MANY Windows machines over the years and never have any of these moronic problems (I keep my machines clean) people here report.

    Working in a small Mac shop I heard more complaints about Mac than I ever did about Windows in a Windows shop.

    Most people use Windows and most people know diddly squat about computers and that doesn't make them stupid but I sometimes wonder about Mac users.

  71. ranmat says:

    I would suggest dual booting with Ubuntu/Win7. Ubuntu linux is like Mac but FREE. And free in every sense of the word. Free to use, free to download, free to update forever and free to modify to your hearts content. If you like linux, great! If it's alright, then get a Mac. I promise you that you will like linux/osx at least twice as much as windows. And remember: UNIX (linux/osx) rules, Windows drools (and runs slower than a snail).

    BTW I used linux to write this. And I only turned the computer on 1 minute ago. That's right. Linux goes from startup to web browser in under a minute!

    Ranmat.

  72. ranmat says:

    I would suggest dual booting with Ubuntu/Win7. Ubuntu linux is like Mac but FREE. And free in every sense of the word. Free to use, free to download, free to update forever and free to modify to your hearts content. If you like linux, great! If it's alright, then get a Mac. I promise you that you will like linux/osx at least twice as much as windows. And remember: UNIX (linux/osx) rules, Windows drools (and runs slower than a snail).

    BTW I used linux to write this. And I only turned the computer on 1 minute ago. That's right. Linux goes from startup to web browser in under a minute!

    Ranmat.

  73. BOB says:

    Dear Windows users, Stop spelling every single word in your sentences wrong. It makes your argument seem less valid, and it makes you seem like a dumbass. Sincerely, shut the fuck up

  74. matt says:

    ok for you people who think that windows is better than their macintosh competition listen up... A. I have no respect for people who do not spell out words when discussing an article B. For the idiot who said that windows has only crashed for him 4 or 5 times in his five year use listen to this: My mac has crashed zero times, and took about 15 minutes to set up C. windows is just buggy. Microsoft office and powerpoint fail and crash all the time, and it gets me extremely pissed off since I paid money for them

  75. disappointed says:

    I like windows and Mac......but Linux seems to remain virus free I hear. Are there any antivirus programs for Lunux? It's free-ware......which means anyone can contribute funds or programs, right? Who's to stop someone from attacking all Linux users with a new bit of software?......and how are people supposed to play newer mainstream games with Linux? WINE emulators are too complicated....hell, just loading the Linux OS is complicated...( Kernel errors, conflicts ect.).....When will we just simplify things and use one OS worldwide? Things will be simpler, like downloads, games, videos........why do all developers want to corner the market on OS's. I like the direction Linux has taken.....but my god....not EVERYONE is an MIT grad......make it user friendlier....but keep it free. Also.....for Developers out there.....why not make some high-end games for Linux (logic format)......the world is waiting.

  76. NthDegree says:

    @disappointed:

    Linux is easier to use in my experience than Windows and OS X. If you install Windows on to an uncertified, custom-built PC, you have driver issues. If you try to install OS X on non-Apple hardware, 90% of the time it does not work properly (even with patches/loaders/hacks/darwin).

    In response to "Who's to stop someone from attacking all Linux users with a new bit of software?". Linux uses signed packages to prevent malware. If someone writes malicious software, for it to be accepted into a package repository, it gets audited by developers who see the source code...

    Ubuntu, OpenSuSE and the like are user-friendly. They have simpler installers than Windows XP, the OS everyone holds to such a high standard, they come with a secure configuration out of the box, either through firewalling or a lack of software listening on ports.

    There's no need to download and run EXE installers which may or may not be trustworthy because you can use a GUI to pick the software you want from a large list, all free, which is simpler than what Windows offers. On Linux, you get GPG signatures for both source code and binary software, while on Windows its rare to even have signed installers/binaries let alone signed source....

    Most hardware on Linux works out of the box, while on Windows it requires the use of a driver disc.... need I say more...?

  77. MrTaco says:

    Well i use a mac and my old school had windows and i CANT STAND IT. It has HORRIBLE graphics and cheap paint tools. Plus mac has a wonderful "force quit" option so your computer doesnt bomb itself and you wont have to get another

  78. MrTaco says:

    Well i use a mac and my old school had windows and i CANT STAND IT. It has HORRIBLE graphics and cheap paint tools. Plus mac has a wonderful "force quit" option so your computer doesnt bomb itself and you wont have to get another

  79. Reiden says:

    To Moses:

    "k.. for all you who says windows suck... what was the first OS u started out using when u were a lil boy.."

    Macintosh

    "what os did u use when u were taking your first steps to learning how to use and master a computer.."

    Macintosh.

    I cannot stand how this guy thinks we all started out with Windows. Windows, to its very core, has always created more problems than fixes. It seems like they start off with a premature release, get some service packs to fix it. Then when they have something working, they bundle the OS and Service packs and new drivers, create a whole bunch of bugs by adding useless features, and then release it prematurely AGAIN. The only thing Windows 7 did to improve Vista was take out every mistake it made and give it a paint job. That's all the new versions of windows ever is, a paint job.

    Windows 7 is not much faster than an XP machine. Windows 7 Pro is almost no different than windows 7 starter. Let's face it, Macintosh and Linux are ahead already just for having a core that's 10x more stable. They have beta tests instead of using the world as a beta tester.

    Here's what Macintosh does better than windows

    -launch applications -boot up and shut down -use processors -run applications -handle peripherals -networking -GUI (in both OS and in applications)

    Here's what windows does better than Macintosh

    -play games -crash -catch viruses -fuck you over -take your money

    If that's not enough, have some food for thought: Windows runs games well because of a proprietary Direct3D graphic plugin. Macintosh and Linux use a simple OpenCL to make sure that graphics are ran in the first place. Direct3D is a resource hog whilst OpenCL is light weight. If Macintosh had a lighter weight Direct3D equivalent plug-in, gamers would be buying Macintosh for their games.

    Just a little more than I'll be done: Windows 7 is 16-20 GB and comes with a very minimal ammount of features and programs. It's difficult to install or uninstall programs. And DLL hell and Registry screw up your system all the time, even when you don't know it. Macintosh is 13GB (snow leopard, including programs), includes a HUGE amount of programs as standard package, always includes all features, and most programs install or uninstall with a simple drag and drop.

    Which system is truly better?

  80. Best Operating System of All says:

    I have Made a Conscious decision to FUCK windows, i Have used it for many years, and spoke out against my mac owning friends. Than I started getting into some coding, The only IDE that isn't windows based is Visual Studio, and it sucks too. I use Ubuntu, and believe me, i enjoyed booting up windows for the last time, and randomly deleting dlls and exes from the sys32 folder and watching windows SUFFER like it will in hell.

  81. frodowiz says:

    ok.. for all you who says windows suck... what was the first OS u started out using when u were a lil boy..

    tandy

    what os did u use when u were taking your first steps to learning how to use and master a computer..

    zx81

    does it still suck ever so much. in fact, i believe the only thing constant in the universe is microsoft suckiness.

    since using linux 5 years ago ive found true happiness. no bsod, no malware, no redmond trickery and no cost. but i would like to thank microsoft for making their os so fat and slow it takes a quad pentium with 3 gigs of ram to run wordpad. my linux loves the speed and headroom.

  82. Prototype says:

    I've been using windows for several years, now that I switched to UBUNTU. I know precisely what I've been missing. Windows is bullshit... OMG!! It's bulky shit, no community, no freelance developers, no apps but truck load of errors. Those work for microsfot has to be macaques, what they have done over several years was adding patches, patch to rectify existing patches, than making it a cleaner software environment. Well, how long can you fool someone?

    C'mon guys try out ubuntu, just for the sake of it. You can try it out on any windows PC without installing. Just do it, you'll realize what a dumb art windows is!

  83. rob says:

    I want a new OS.

    Mac is the best OS available but is developed and run by control freaks. Windows is extremely bloated, has endless back doors and requires an anti-virus to keep it running. Linux is a server OS tweaked to run a pc and because of that, requires endless configuration modifications in order to run seamlessly on a pc.

    I think a Mac without hardware limitations would be sufficient.

  84. Anonymous says:

    For some reason windows just gives me issues just do not like it some of the old windows 98 and DOS do better than any of the modern windows

    also I say yay to linux and macintosh And go away to windows

    Ps: an apple a day keeps windows away and if windows comes back the big penguin can come and step on it

  85. windows hater says:

    For some reason windows just gives me issues just do not like it some of the old windows 98 and DOS do better than any of the modern windows

    also I say yay to linux and macintosh And go away to windows

    Ps: an apple a day keeps windows away and if windows comes back the big penguin can come and step on it

  86. leeboi says:

    windows is much, much worse than macs! mainly due to poor boot up times, crap applications and lots more crashes

  87. anonymous says:

    this should help you learn exactly what you get with a mac......which is nothing. http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Mac

  88. Aaron Z says:

    I did Vista for 2 days before going back to XP and now have Win 7 loaded on my main computer just to use some of the new software and games. But I still have XP on my other computer even though I do have 2 Win 7 Ultimate sets. Just so you know, the only difference between both my computers is just hard drive size, so basically the same computers. I did work at Microsoft during the time of win 7 and sad to say, most of the people at MS have apple computers and are trying to gear windows towards apple environments. take a tour and be amazed, also MS wanted everything watered down from Vista, that's why Vista and Win 7 are so similar, it is a watered down update to Vista. Truly, and believed by many at MS, reasons things are failing is because the top leaders of MS are gone and the real focus in a good future of a good product went with them, XP was the crowning glory for MS before the big shakeup and the best of MS moved on. Sad, but take a look at MS and the future plans. I left 2 years ago myself, but still have good connections there, i.e. the discount at the MS store.

  89. Syed says:

    Linux is the light. Mac is just the studio. And if you have a Mac dualboot between Linux.. The only reason I have vista is for some work.. But once the world goes Linux things'll be aight. And Windows is just crap.. Lets see.. Differance between Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 A FUCKLOAD.

  90. non uberitos says:

    I hate windows so very very much. I would like to punch Bill Gates but he is protected by robots. Oh wait the robots are run by windows so they will probably crash and Bill Gates will finally pay for what he has done to the world.

  91. Love=Linux says:

    I bet Bill Gates uses ubuntu. He's like "why should I use that crappy OS my company makes im Bill Gates. bitches to the please!"

  92. Mintyboi says:

    I have 2 words for win-doze users: Linux Mint - gice it a try. No more waiting 17 hours for your computer to boot. No more paying (or hacing to pull a dodgy if you cant afford it) for software that is just bullshit, no more computer freezing and going slow cos it is doing God knows what in the background (I really do not miss seeing the hard drive light flashing and hearing it grinding for hours on end for no apparent reason.....)

    And what do you get instead? An operating system that trasnforms your computer into a proper working machine. My computer fully boots up in about 60 seconds - no waiting for stupid virus scans and flashy light things to stop so the thing will actuall work.

    If you have pre-existing hardware like printers, MP3 players etc, phones that have mass USB connection option, chances it will all work straight off with Linux nowadays. Even my beloved iPhone can be synched for music and photos in Linux now.

    And the best part, everything is 100% free. That's right zip, nada, nothing. Right from the basic operating system through to the word office suite software to the media players to even games.

    So go on, download a disc and give it a go. I dare you. What have you got to lose? - Nothing and what have you to gain - possibly the best computing freedom you have ever experienced.

    P.S For those who have win-doze programs they can't bear to part with (games for instance) you can install it side by side with Bill Gate's atrocity so you can still have your win-doze operating system fully functional too.

  93. whats going on says:

    Do you guys remember seeing the Get a Mac ads on TV? And Microsoft responded by creating the I'm a PC ads? The ads were created on Photoshop running on OSX. Stupid-ass Microsoft. Look it up. If that's what "I'm a PC" means, then I'm a fucking PC too. I used to use XP, but am very happy to announce that I am writing this from my Mac. You hear of people called "Mac Switchers" who used to use Windows, but then swapped to a Mac, and yet you never hear of people swapping from a Mac to a PC, do you? Think about that for a second while I recover my PC from a fatal error.

  94. Bob says:

    Windows suck, period had a 10 year old mac an it outperforms my new windows (dunno why i wasted my money on the windoze).

  95. bekim says:

    Okay for all the haters let me just put it this way, no computer sucks I use both, the MAC to do all my music and video productions and the PC to do the office applications, all the operating systems have there flaws but really to complain about all of them, is just wasting time. Yes MAC's cost more but I have been using mine since 2004, and my windows PC is fairly a year old. They both do what they have to do do get the job done. I don't force my opinions on anyone, because one is better than the other. But yes I do like one more than the other. Its like saying my wife is better than your wife. Just my two cents

  96. Me says:

    I don´t get it, you are gay because you use a computer. Without it Crashes all the time? (and i do have a PC, so i know what i am talking about)

  97. Louie says:

    I have six computers at home - four PC's and two Macs. Never seem to have problems with any of them. I also fix computers for my friends. Every single one of the twenty or so that I've serviced over the past year has been a PC running Windows, and every single one needed help because someone in their family was going on porn sites.

  98. FAIL..... says:

    I cant believe no one said this so far. The reason there are more viruses for Windows than for mac is because 80-90% of computers today run Windows. Why write a virus that will affect only 10% of computers? I don't really care that much about it, but I use Windows because it looks a LOT better than OS X (just my opinion), and Apple is unbelievably overpriced. My friend has a computer that has almost the exact same specs (i7 processor 1 TB hard drive, etc). His was a mac and cost almost $3000 my PC cost $1500. Thank you (if you actually read this) for your time.

  99. o.O says:

    HEY!!! Windows Has Errorsb And A BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) But It Dos't Suck You're The The One Who Sucks >:-(

  100. simon says:

    WHY WHY WHY is windows 7 so shit I run two OS on same laptop If I load windows its slow web site slow I have to have virus firewalls ect yet I when I run ubuntu its faster web pages load faster streams better does not stop or sodding crash you would think MS would get it right .

  101. GNU/Linux USER says:

    MAC OSX IS FOR PEOPLE WHO CANT UNDERSTAND GNU/LINUX

  102. Daniel says:

    Windows is poo poo. Poo poo is windows. Mac is a scam too. Solution : IBM selectic typerwriter from the 70's and a four drawer file cabinet.

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