I have nothing against linux, in fact I tend to like a bit how things are done in distros like Ubuntu or ElementaryOS. Mint, Manjaro, to name a few more, are interesting too. Some offer an option to have a desktop similar to macOS or Windows so people coming from these OS can adapt and I actually like this as a selling point for these distros.
Still, they don’t offer enough for me to replace macOS. IF anything, they will never replace macOS for me, but it’s nice to know that they can be a backup or a second option. And the reason for that is Apple’s ecosystem; You see it as a “you are trapped in their walled garden”, but I see it more like “I’m safe in their walled garden”. I like iCloud, I like their handoff and continuity features, I actually like things that do work for me as intended, period.
Regarding Winblows, I’ve said that before, but I like previous, early Windows incarnations (3.x and 9x) but from XP onwards it’s pretty much S**T for me, a terrible experience, I used to (and I still do) get mad at Winblows XP, Vista, 10, when things aren’t what I want it to be or need to be. I just wish it was more like Windows 98 or even Windows 3.11. I had to use the “inexperience patcher” on XP to make it look more like 98 and a little bit less unbearable for me.
That said, I have nothing against Windows at all, just against more recent versions from XP onwards when I feel that they “broke” it. Well, if it’s not broken, then why the f**k they tried to fix? Now they actually have something to fix with their damned code legacy on Windows 10, different Start Menu layout and confusing UI language between legacy and modern apps (Settings vs Control Panel for example)... funny.
Ironically, if you pay some attention to Windows 3.11 Program Manager groups, it’s pretty much like iOS groups of apps or the future iOS 14 app library tab. Win 3.x was ahead of its time in early 90s. Windows 98 brought some more improvements and a sleek UI language. (And this actually is a subjective opinion, debatable to a certain degree, but at the end of the day it is just a personal taste).
Although Windows 10 does keep some of the same concepts, they completely messed it up with the terrible start menu tiles and app lists type, not to mention how terrible it is the mix of legacy and modern apps UI language. It’s a mess. And add to that the amount of telemetry and user data collection. No, I will definitely not use Windows 10 as my daily driver OS. I only have a Windows 10 VM because of only one modern game; I tried as much as I could to kill all the telemetry and data collection in it, actually succeeded in it, and also removed a lot of bloatware, reduced the OS size, and tried to change the UI (as much as I could) to look a lot more like Windows 98 with the default green background. Had a lot of work to do that, and I am not gonna lie, I hated every minute of it. I’d rather have something that worked right out of the box, and macOS does deliver it for me. Not only that, macOS features allow me to work in a way I like, faster, with more flow than I’d have on WIndows. This is also the reason why I hate Android; you actually have to customize Android to make it work for you, it isnt an “out of the box” experience.
But I will concede and say that I do understand your and the opinion of users from other operating systems. You see your favorite operating system the same way I see my choice. I guess it’s down to how each user interacts with it and how their minds work and see the things in an OS. Everyone should pick what they are comfortable with, and I am not against that. I just see no point in me working on Windows 10 instead of macOS when I know that I don’t like it or have some real trouble doing that, it just doesnt work for me. Your opinion will probably be the same, just the opposite way. Might actually work for you or someone else; and that’s perfectly acceptable. It’s good that we have a lot of choice in terms of operating systems. Like my avatar says... “Choose wisely.” (It’s a pun intended from an Indiana Jones movie).
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