For webdevelopment I find an Apple computer still works better than Linux or Windows.
The ability to run business software like Office 365 along with local development environments similar to the Linux servers on which the applications eventually run I find working for development.
MacOS works well, also includes a lot of standard software, and it works well out of the box.Under Windows, I always spend more time playing system management, which is even worse with Ubuntu.
Also a lot of creative software I find just a little better work on a Mac.
However, the price may be a factor that speaks to the disadvantage of Apple hardware, Apple hardware is considerably more expensive than not Apple hardware.For me it is something I earn on work, my bread daily and then it can cost something, provided that these extra costs translate into higher productivity.
Furthermore, I find the quality of Apple hardware going backwards in recent years.The urge to make hardware increasingly thinner and lighter is at the expense of quality. Especially with keyboards you notice that and the hardware feels less sturdy than it did five to ten years back.
Apple doesn’t seem to realise that not everyone wants a MacBook-air-like laptop without GPU, but that there is a category of professional users who prefer a laptop with a bear from a CPU, GPU and maxed out of RAM.
For me as a statistician is the choice between Mac and Linux.I don’t consider Windows a serious alternative. It’s just insufficient POSIX compatible.
Mac is more expensive, has a less helpful user community and less hardware choice.On the other hand, MAC is more suitable for office functions and for example graphic design. And therefore more suitable as a company standard.
So I would recommend Mac for anyone who is too nerderig for Windows but not nerderig enough to use a governance system that no one else in the company uses.
Apple computers have some great advantages over other brands.
- Both the hardware and the software are provided by Apple, which makes the integration between them optimal, and MacOS is generally a stable system.
- MacOS is impervious to viruses.
There are other types of malware that pose a risk to a Mac, but they cannot be installed without user intervention. As long as you install Apple’s security updates (automatically), Get software from trusted sources only, and don’t let you fap through fraudulent websites, little can go wrong.
Even IBM[1indicates that maintenance on users with a MAC is so much cheaper that the company has given its employees the option to go For a MacBook Pro.Many of the small companies for whom I provide service have shown that the transition to MAC has yielded huge time gains (less crashes) and cost savings.
An ex-Windows user wants to get rid of the road after ‘ the Switch ‘, but that often goes quickly when they learn to think in the Apple way. The question “How can I get on a Mac 鈧?娄?” is often to answer with: “What would you logically find?”. MacOS is intuitive, even a complete beginner can quickly get to work.
Not for everyone equally important, but as Stephen Fry once said: “Beauty matters. Boy, does it matter. It is not surface, it is not an extra, it is the thing itself. “. If you work with it for a few hours a day, it should be quite pleasing to the eyes.
I would recommend anyone who is not a gamer, or not tied to using Windows-only software, to try a Mac.The pain you initially feel in your wallet is fast, also due to the fact that if you sell it after 5 years, you can still ask 1/3 of the acquisition cost without any problems.
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Written by a fan.
I am an Informatician since 1990.And I’ve always had PC s since.
When my father retired in 1993 I gave him my discarded PC, but pimped with more memory and bigger hard drive.
The result was that I was called for every problem with his computer, and I usually had to go on the spot to fix it or to explain something clearly.
More and more family members and friends also started to have PC s at home, and I almost got an additional fulltime job to solve problems everywhere.Free.
Around 2003 I have chopped the knot.My brother’s PC had once again given the spirit, and I bought him-thick against his sentence-an iBook G3.
For myself I bought a PowerBook G4, to know how OSX was together.
After a short learning curve my brother was super satisfied.I have since no time to fix a problem on his computer. He builds decors for international film productions and takes them everywhere in dusty workshops, hotels. That portable already has something to do with it, and it can easily hit the WiFi everywhere, and in the art sector Apple software is quite popular, so little or no compatibility issues.
He is now 16 years later to his 3rd iBook (number 2 w脙 漏 Rkt, but is badly damaged by an accident, and he no longer marries 100%).
I think few PC laptops would have sustained that, with no problems with lag, blue screens, viruses,…
On that iBook, incidentally, it says g脙 漏 脙 漏 n virus scanner.
In 2008 I bought myself a 24 鈧?虏 iMac and for my fathers birthday I gave him a 20 鈧?虏 iMac (after yet another crash of his PC).
Almost same story: v脙 漏 脙 漏 l fix less phone calls or hours problems.Even though it once occurred once: he is 88, and already dares to execute a very error command. On a PC it was that daily cost (the Windows Explorer is dangerous for that matter: you drag a folder easily 鈧?艙per acciuk 鈧?somewhere to go without you very much in there). A MAC is much more robust in that respect. Windows 10 is also improved in this area.
Since 2003 I recommend all my friends and acquaintances to choose Apple before: It is more expensive, but also more robust.You are going to have much less problems with it and they are easily 10 years or longer.
The only exception I make for students who need to run Windows-only software for their training.I recommend Microsoft Surface to avoid problems.
My first PowerBook G4 from 2003 and my iMac 24 鈧?虏 still do it.
The first is used by my children as a DVD and multimedia player, but cannot run the latest software (no more support for the G3 processor). The iMac runs the penultimate version of OSX, but still does it fine.
For my work I almost always worked on Windows.A lot of professional software that I have to use there only runs under Windows (or on UNIX and LINUX servers).
On my MacBook Pro 15 鈧?虏 (2014) I therefore also run Windows 10 (under VMWare Fusion).
But most of the tasks I do are just under OSX.
I reboot z脙 漏 脙 漏 R rarely an Apple computer.I usually have a number of applications remaining open for weeks (at least Mail and Safari, and in addition often still Word, Excel).
When I stop working I slap my laptop close or press 1 second on the 鈧?艙uit 鈧?key of my iMac.This turns the computer into sleep mode.
The laptop consumes almost nothing (the iMac, incidentally!).I can let him lie down for a week, and after a few seconds I’m back where I left off.
Some Flash sites used to be notorious for Safari crashing after a while.But that had more to do with bad memory-management of Flash.
The Mail application also lets you know a few times a year (hangs, or so).Restarting the application usually solves the problem.
Software updates usually require no reboot.And if it is necessary, then one time is enough.
I have been working on computers since 1987, have seen everything come by.My first OS was DOS. I had no hard drive and you had to load your OS from a floppy to your RAM (we then had 640KB RAM) to be able to work with your OS. Again, there was no HD, imagine that once before… you could then pull out your floppy and stop another floppy in your drive to BVB. WordPerfect to run (a predecessor of Word, let us say).
So I have seen all The systems pass through and worked with all Os’s.Also the advent of the PowerPC, when Apple collaborated with IBM and Motorola.
First, some misunderstandings work out of the way (which already existed for eternity).Viruses and malware are written for both Windows Pcs and Apple Pcs.
Wait, do you say now that an Apple is a PC?Yes, the PC is just for Personal Computer, an evolution of commercial computers like the EDVAC to computers for the private. Computers used to be made only for defense and campuses, or even for cracking code in the World War. (see the Colossus who could intercept the traffic of the Germans)
The devices we use now are all Pcs (except of course the laptops and tablets and so).The hardware of the PCS has been different (though). I have been purposely put, because there is now almost no difference between an Apple and another brand PC. Apple has worked a time with another CPU (Motorola) but meanwhile (since 2005 approximately), Apple is also just an Intel PC. I could discuss the full hardware and the MOBO but take it from me that there is still very little difference inside. I have been giving assembly training for 12 years.
What exactly is the difference?
The operating system and the look.First, let’s discuss the OS, apart from all the marketing hypes and cool names, this is just Linux on Apple. Yeah, really, just Linux. Linux originated from Unix, this was once the only OS that existed on a computer. That OS came free with the hardware, just like you now get the OS of your washing machine for free when you purchase.
At some point there has been a “Smarmerik” This has invented the word license, to be able to earn money from licenses to use the OS.This has led to a tremendous response at that time. University professors were just to work with Unix and suddenly had to lay down huge sums to do the same thing they could before.
There was a huge revolution going on to counter this.This led to writing an own Unix clone, there have been several attempts such as Minix. In the end, Linus Torvalds made Linux in 1991, also just such a Unix clone and this is really a transit, almost all Linux distributions are a branch of Linux. Only BSD is still different, this is another clone this has gone through besides Linux itself.
The mindset of Linux is thus to keep the code open for everyone and not to work with a license model!Microsoft was created at the end of the years 70 to work with this license model. The code from Microsoft is therefore closed code, you can not look into it and also do not modify it, on Linux you can!
What does Apple have to deal with now?
Well, Apple has played it very smartly, they have taken the open (free) Linux OS and have made this just closed!So they’ve actually done the reverse than what the Linux community stands for.
So you all pay for Apple’s custom Linux kernel.In the beginning, and now still, Apple has been a great marketing stunt, which propagates the principle of exclusivity. We are going to release a product and say that only x numbers are made, so that the people who follow the hype always want the latest model.
You have to pay for everything at Apple, you have no option to make a lot of adjustments yourself, and you need to go to an Apple store for everything.On the other hand, it looks good, but inside you have exactly the same thing as with HP. The equation is also getting wrong, someone is going to compare a Macbook Pro with an Acer 鈧?娄 if you compare an Apple with the same quality with another brand You ALWAYS have more value for money with another brand.
The graphic is indeed the sector where Apple has always been given a place, Microsoft had already been on the fingers for monopoly several times and did not have sight wise in the sailing water of Apple for the graphical side.With Coreldraw, you could do a lot of what Apple couldn’t do at the time, so it wasn’t that Apple was so strong there.
Note, a MacBook Pro is not a bad computer, the hardware is top, but far too expensive compared to another brand, and far too reconditioned by Apple’s policy.
So, in 2019, viruses and malware are also written for Apple, even more so than for other Linux systems.
If you find the looks important, you can go for Apple, and pay more.In any other area you are better off with something else.
The best thing you can do, but before that we are all too much brainwashed by Microsoft, is to use Linux.However, We have been instilled from childhood to work with Windows and with Office. I’ve seen it 100 times already, a company finds its licenses too expensive, I show you can do the same with open source, and yet they pay the licenses and choose them for Microsoft. It is actually not a fair struggle… if you go to the shop you should actually be able to buy a computer without OS on it, and then you also pay the OS not in the purchase price. You would have to install your own OS of your choice afterwards. We do that too, but most of the people want them to be chosen, that they only have to push the button and install all software, bloatware and junk on their disk. To go back to the store after a month to finish it all…
A computer you should actually see as a box, which box should do something for you.This is something else for everyone. That’s why you also install only those packages that need to do what you choose, the rest you don’t need. Should everyone understand this alone, you would use much less performance, be able to do much longer with your hardware, much less risk, run much less unnecessary services and go on.
Oh, man chooses for her convenience and for the exclusivity, just look around you to all the other articles.
But everyone chooses for themselves, of course, only to think carefully about what I have written, it is all the truth, learned for 32 years of experience in everything related to computers.
If you want to do it right then do this:
First, ask yourself what you want to do with your computer.
See what you need in terms of hardware.
Buy your hardware and install Linux, package per package.
Or ask me via Quora or by email.Free advice!
For example, with a light Linux, you can work perfectly on 10-year-old hardware.And let’s not miss anything about Intel CPU’s 鈧?娄 AMD has been better since 3 years back than Intel, just like in 1998. What most people should realise is that when they’re not gaming, on average they only use their CPU for 3%, even my customers use their server CPU on average but for 8%.
It’s the slow link that forms the ‘ bottleneck ‘ in your computer, and that’s still your hard drive.So take care of a good SSD, beware because a lot of changes have happened, make sure you know if you have a SATA 600 bus if you buy a SATA SSD, or if you have a PCIe bus when you buy a PCIe SSD. And note: You can’t see it with the bare also because they all use an M. 2 plug now.
I will stop here, can continue for hours…;-)
An Apple has no added value compared to other computer systems.In fact, Apple computers are way too expensive, and you are reasonably forced to use only Apple hardware because Apple has quite strict limitations on what you can do with their hardware.
What benefits does Apple have?Well, it’s generally good-developed machines that perform fine but considering the price tag, I also expect nothing else.
Apple systems with MacOS are also less vulnerable to malware and other malicious software, but this is mainly because Windows is a much more popular target. Despite this, the security within Apple hardware is quite sturdy.
The offer for Apple software is reasonably limited but there are plenty of applications that you can run under MacOS.Especially software for graphics applications. In addition, the standard development environment XCode is ideal for Apple enthusiasts and is ideally suited to create software for all your Apple devices. (iPhone, iPod, iPad, iWatch, iWhatever 鈧?娄)
Performance is pretty good in general even though I would prefer to have more memory and a bigger hard drive.And more cores in the processor. But my MacBook works just fine and for the real heavy work I just have a solid Alienware desktop in use. My MacBook is especially for mobile use.
But would I recommend Apple?No, not really. But that’s mainly because of the price tag that Apple has. If that price would go down by a quarter then Apple is worth it. But at the moment they are just too expensive and more of a status symbol.
Apple is very secure.A good advantage but also a disadvantage because that is very annoying. Then you need to enter your password every time and/or fill in your mail for protection.
Every advantage of Apple there is also a disadvantage.So it doesn’t really matter if you’re taking an Apple or Android.
- Antivirus, the only real advantage.
You don’t need to download an antivirus app.
They only tolerate apps and games if it’s appropriate.
And Siri helps you.
I am not right about competition. But what I do know is that the difference between Android and Apple is very large and there is a lot of competition there. Sorry If I have something fault it.
Although I was studying marketing, I personally was just as good at the Appleval Tuind.I had once read a book about Bill Gates and about the unimaginable happiness that was at the base of his tremendous success. Gates was not the only one to have designed an OX. At least fifty competitors were using their OX-sometimes better, sometimes less well-the States. Statistically speaking, it was therefore not obvious that Bills system would become just about the standard.
I am not a connoisseur myself.If I can use 10% of the capabilities that a recent PC offers, it will be a lot. I had always worked with MS-DOS. It came down to me to type a simple letter and to handle Excel. I was able to stock Foto s on it, but changing something did not require me to ask. I found it already a reasonably impractical OS. I was quite aware that that was largely about the fact that I had no desire to study thick books.
For a price I could suddenly buy an Apple at a retail trade.I had heard how much more intuitive it was going on at an Apple and my previous device had its best time. What I wanted was an Apple notebook. Small and fine, I didn’t have to. I sign the order form. Great was my surprise when I see an iMac ready a week later. When I say that I don’t want a鈩?n immense monster on my desk, with a genuine TV screen, the salesman shows me the order number, he gives me 200 鈧?’ 卢 discount. End of story: I let myself be persuaded. And here I sit now, me again annoying to the fact that I behaved like a lamjet.
I agree that the design is more enjoyable and there might be some extra-possibilities for graphically people than I do. Intuitively I haven’t found much yet.The screen will not dwell for a minute (so all full texts of me are sent on the way to other galaxies). There is a speech-to-text function, which is simply unusable.
Replace accessories you will find nowhere else (the thing is not 2 years old).I want that dangerous to be possible out of the door. Ff See what I can get for it. If not: mess further.
For me there is only 1 reason why I consciously pay more for an Apple computer: It just works, everytime!
Yes I pay a huge premium for the logo but I compare it with BMW and Mercedes.Yes I can buy a car for much less but a car/computer is something I look forward to every day/please use something that also looks nice/work… In addition, in the last 20 years I’ve never had a virus on my apple… is also me some value…