[LINK] Question: How do you protect Windows?
rick at praxis.com.au
Mon Dec 13 12:44:48 EST 2004
r.polanskis at uws.edu.au wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Webb, KerryA wrote:
>>A Macintosh is looking pretty good at the moment.
> Hi Kerry,
> My advice to everyone in your situation is "get a Mac".
> OSX is secure, robust and easy to use. It is as powerful and friendly
> as you want it to be. I can do UNIX admin work on it plus
> all my GUI needs as well.
> iMac G5 is a cheap and powerful computer that will do everything you
> want without the hassles of Windows.
I strongly resemble that remark. Although I do run Linux boxes as
servers, nothing beats OS X for computer newbies or the non-techies.
I thoroughly recommend a Mac Powerbook running OS X. And those who
are keen can install Linux on a spare partition. Beaujolais! The
best of both worlds.
Although I haven't installed Linux on my laptop, I know some who have.
It rocks. That said, I can do all the open source development I want
in the BSD shell.
And if you have ever tried to run multiple *independent* users on
Windows XP (*cough cough*) it is a comparative breeze on OS X. Each
user is *truly* and *securely* isolated from each other user.
Finally, there is the Virtual PC product (which Microsoft purchased awhile
ago from the originators) that simulates any sort of Intel environment
you want on OS X, for about AUD $250.00. I know someone who uses it to
install various versions of Intel Linux on the Mac! Works a charm, without
P.S. I had to use Win XP on the weekend to save some digital photos. I
quietly laughed as I noticed all the little tweaks in XP to make it
more user friendly ... things that have been in the Macintosh design
since its beginnings in 1980. But I could not fathom Winblows
"cutting and pasting" a file. I had assumed it would copy the filename
to the clipboard. Nope, the darn thing copied the entire "file" to the
clipboard (however it does that) .. very weird.
I'll not be revisiting Windows in the foreseeable
future (even if it is seen as a career limiting move!)
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
When choosing between two evils, I always like to take the one I haven't tried before.
-- Mae West
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