I thought so – there are all kinds of crazy people. If you’re not in the mix, let me explain this a bit. The advantages of Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux and Windows can be summarized as follows (I am not arguing these advantages, so Mac and Linux fans please don’t tear me into pieces 😉 ):
- Mac: Great hardware-software understanding, everything just ‘works’ without poking or tweaking (unlike Windows), elegant and usable applications, rock-solid stability and virus-free
- Ubuntu: Free and open-source, secure, beautiful (Ubuntu is much better than Vista), perfect for the geek in you, large number of usable apps (though not always the best in design)
- Windows: Cheap (compared to Mac), easy to use for most (because most are brought up on Windows), very large number of useful software (free and paid)
However, this commenter writes:
After using many operating systems over the years, it has become apparent to me that operating systems themselves mostly do not matter…
…I have actually been using Ubuntu’s Gutsy Gibbon on my Macbook recently, and have been amazed at the level of hardware support.
‘Amazed at the level of hardware support’? Two things strike me as odd:ADVERTISEMENT
- You do not have to install Ubuntu on a Mac to figure that out
- Installing Linux on a Macbook is stupid (there are cheap Windows-based laptops that you can use for Ubuntu)
What do you say? If you had a Macbook (or have), would you do the same? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts, because I’m getting a Macbook myself next month.