Warning! Rant about Win10!

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afterburn Senior Member • Posts: 1,075
Re: Warning! Rant about Win10!

Simon Garrett wrote:

afterburn wrote:

Robert Zanatta wrote:

calson wrote:

With our computers running Mac OS X we do an annual OS update and that is it. In the past 11 years we spend 99% of our time and money with the Windows computers keeping them running. Under the covers the Microsoft code architecture dates back to 1995. It is as bad an operating system as anyone has devised and only succeeded thanks to IBM's personal computer department head giving the OS monopoly to the 18 year old son of a personal friend of the chairman of IBM.

Actually, it dates back to 1989.

I did not know that Apple never puts out more than one update per year. Does that mean that if there's a security issue, or bug, a Mac user could have to wait for up to 12 months for a fix?

Actually it doesn't. You are both factually incorrect, which doesn't help your case to be taken seriously. XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 are all based on win2k workstation, released in 1999, which in turn was based on winnt. There is nothing win95 or dos related to these operating systems other than they were made by the same company. Completely different architecture and design.

As far as macos, it's based on the barely usable thing they released in 2001, which isn't a whole lot different, age wise. Osx didn't become really usable until Tiger (10.4) in 2005

And "macOS is based on technologies developed between 1985 and 1997 at NeXT, a company that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs created after leaving the company" according to Wikipedia. However, I don't know if "based on technologies" means "uses code".

They could and probably have, as NeXTSTEP by that time was mature on both PowerPC and X86 platforms, as well as PA-RISC and SPARC as by 1993 NeXT had basically abandoned hardware and focused solely on software.

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