barrygou wrote:The Mac works "totally different" but much better.
Great, here we go, a Mac fanatic.
Listen, I know the spin, I used to be a Mac user until 1999 when I left the sect. And yes, I did the requisite pilgrimage to the Mecca (MacWorld 1998 in New York).
You know what? I'll raise you some spin of my own:
, an easy to use free
Linux distribution, works much better. No viruses. No constant "cleaning" and maintenance. (running virus scans. running Spyware, Adware, etc.) No hard disk defragging. No closing programs because you are running out of RAM. No conflicts with other programs. You install freely and in a single click a new application from the Software Center out of thousands of free applications
, install it, and it just works. Did I mention that most everything is FREE?
Connect a printer or peripheral, it just (mostly) works. Turn an Ubuntu PC on, boom, there's the desktop. It's on and ready to use.
And you know what? No jumping through hoops to use open source software on an Ubuntu PC, because it's actually an OPEN system, not a walled off one made by control freaks who think they know better than their users!
barrygou wrote:And interestingly, when a Windows based software company develops a Mac version of their program, it works better than their original Windows version.
Yeah, interestingly, when the Fruit company develops a PC version of their program, it works like sh*t on Windows and does not care about complying with the system's default keyboard shortcuts *cough* iTunes *cough*
barrygou wrote:For CAD viewing I have TurboCad Deluxe for Mac.
For CAD designing
I have FreeCAD on Ubuntu. And I have always the latest version, no installation necessary, since with the Ubuntu PPA repository we set up it updates automatically through the system's update manager. Oh, and the mouse buttons actually work like intended!
I use my Ubuntu system how I
want, not how some big corporation bent on shackling its users to its closed ecosystem wants.