re: Windows vs MacOS vs Linux: My Story (and share yours too!) VIEW POST


My intro to computers started with Windows 95 when I was in high school. It was a family computer so I couldn't change OS or anything like that. Around 2001 I got my own computer running Windows ME, quickly realized how terrible that was and switched to Windows 2000.

Shortly after that, I went to Windows XP and also started playing around with Linux, mostly Redhat 7.2 (before RedHat enterprise or fedora) and mandrake/mandriva but constantly had issues and wasn't sure how to fix. In 2004/2005 I got my first mac and loved it, although was a bit annoyed that back then (PowerPC days) that there was no real support for a lot of PC based apps.

Until around 2013 I mostly used windows for work and mac for personal, but then decided to go fully into MacOS. That lasted until Summer 2018 when I really started getting fed up with Apple and switched to Linux full time, mostly using Ubuntu or a derivative.

I'm currently toying with the idea of going back to Apple, but really struggle to justify the massive price tag.

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