For some, the Windows operating system is a complete piece of junk that cannot hold a light to the community driven Ubuntu open source OS or the elegant and protected Apple OS. For others, Windows has always and will always be the premiere platform where new and cutting edge software is developed behind a robust .NET platform.
I personally find myself somewhere in the middle. I am an Apple guy through and through, yet my first several years of writing software and delving into APIs and frameworks were with Microsoft.
One of Apple’s big selling points is not needing to worry about catching one of those nasty computer viruses floating around the interwebs. However, as Apple gets bigger and bigger, this becomes less and less the case. In fact, hackers see Apple users as soft targets, since they rarely have any kind of protection.
Did you know that 1 in 5 Macs contain Windows malware and 1 in 36 Macs contain Mac malware?
Yeah. Neither did I.
Here’s what I did, and you can, too!
The Zorin OS is a Ubuntu based OS that is designed specifically for Windows users who want to start using a Linux based system while having a Windows like feel.
Zorin boasts virus and malware immunity, speed, and even claims to run Windows programs faster than Windows!
Take a look and tell me what you think:
Microsoft recently released a public preview of Windows 8, so the web has been full of critiques and slams.
The biggest problem Microsoft is running into is their ‘fans’ don’t like the new Metro interface nor will any Mac lover sing of its praise. So, that only leaves Microsoft fanbois to defend it, and there aren’t very many of those out there.
Have you tried Windows 8, yet?
Here are two videos of guys being introduced to Windows 8 for the first time:
You know all about Steve Jobs. He was the face of Apple, iconic black shirt and all.
But who gave us the first actual face of Apple — that iconic grin?
It was Susan Kare.
I’m sure this was originally done in all seriousness.
‘Friends’ was very popular at the time and I’m sure Microsoft paid a decent amount to get them to do be a part of this Windows 95 promotional video.
Not only is this video extremely cheesy, it’s awesome to see an old OS being portrayed as something new and cutting edge. It really does show how far computing has come in a relatively short amount of time.
So, in the spirit of the computer virus news report from the 1980s, I present to you the promotional instructional Windows 95 video starring Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston from Friends:
Have you tried Windows 8?
Microsoft has released a consumer preview of Windows 8 completely for free.
Simply follow Microsofts steps to see if your machine can handle it, begin the download, and then go do something else.
It could take a while for those 3+ gigs to download.
What do you think of this new UI?
681 “Apple China Unlimited” iphone gas stoves were seized by Chinese authorities.
Do you still use XP?
I have to admit, Windows XP turned out to be a rock solid OS. It is still used by many, especially those using a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) since many audio plugin developers still haven’t gone 64-bit, yet.
In fact, when my family and I moved to Italy over two years ago, you could still get new computers with XP installed at the store. Amazing, right? Windows XP was released in 2001!
Finally, Microsoft has announced support end dates for their “latest” OS’: