Yeah, pretty much. From what i see online, Macs seem to be the most popular, though i've read that Linux is the most popular OS among Google engineers. And a lot of us use Windows because most of the non-programming software we use is Windows. But your choice of OS isnt worth worrying about when you're just getting started.I'm also wondering, if I were ever to take up programming at some point which operating system do you guys think would be most sufficient? I guess it's pretty open ended.
Sooooo....Macs are good for those consumers who don't know much about computers, but got shit loads of money? And are trendy? Sounds about right.PC, because:
-lots of games
-not as locked-down as a mac
From what I understand, Macs are good for people with a lot of money to throw around, those who want a fashion accessory, those who are more computer-shy, or artists/designers. If I was more of a computer geek, I would definitely toy around with Linux. But I really don't have the time or energy for that, lol.
Macs are very popular among programmers, i.e. those consumers who know a lot about computers. I've also read that about half of their audience is made up of elderly people, who i wouldnt describe as a particularly trendy group.Sooooo....Macs are good for those consumers who don't know much about computers, but got shit loads of money? And are trendy? Sounds about right.
You're vague about what software you're using or why Windows is so much faster. Or when you tried Linux or what Linux you tried.But if you want to DO anything.....the time you'll have to invest is about 4x that of a Windows machine.
I think you misinterpreted about 80% of what I was going for.Macs are very popular among programmers, i.e. those consumers who know a lot about computers. I've also read that about half of their audience is made up of elderly people, who i wouldnt describe as a particularly trendy group.
You're vague about what software you're using or why Windows is so much faster. Or when you tried Linux or what Linux you tried.
From what i gather, all you're doing (or all you've explicitly said you're doing) is graphics software. Fine, Windows / OS X is far, far superior to Linux in that domain. For most people, the Adobe suite is good enough, so i'm not sure that Windows is much better than OS X there.
But perhaps you never got around to installing software. Here's how it works on Linux:
1) Open a terminal
2) enter sudo apt-get install <program-name>
And here's how to install a program on Windows:
1) Open a web browser
2) Find the website of the software you want
3) Find the download page for that software
4) Download an installer
5) Run the installer
6) tell Windows that, yes, you want to run the program you told it to run
7) Click "next" or "continue" several times
8) Delete the installer
Are you sure it's Windows that's four times faster?
Linux certainly has its share of shortcomings. Windows does too. But the best way to educate people about an operating system's strengths and weaknesses is to offer clear examples and trust people to make technical decisions for informed, technically precise reasons.
I'm sorry if i'm being too contentious. You probably have excellent reasons for not liking Linux, and as a programmer, i have reasons to dislike Windows that 98% of computer users dont care about. I'm just frustrated because i feel like your post could be a lot more helpful to us all if it had more clear specifics.