I've messed around with a million different distros for fun. The "fun" being me trying to move/replicate my workflow/use case entirely onto Linux. The end verdict is always that Windows simply works better if you want to use most programs/games.
Linux is good for some very specific purposes. I wouldn't want it for my daily driver.
Right, even with the pretty substantial advancements, it's still not great for a desktop OS (for most folks ...). If you want the *NIX underpinnings, combined with a polished UI, tons of commercial apps, and a real support channel, buy a Mac.
The problem with that is, Linux isn't just an o/s it's a philosophy of how software should be freely shared and developed for the greater good, which is completely contradictory to Apple's "All your money are belong to us" ideology and there for they wouldn't sell out for a fancy desktop.If you want the *NIX underpinnings, combined with a polished UI, tons of commercial apps, and a real support channel, buy a Mac.
Nah, an M1 laptop for about $1200 kicks ass in both compute and battery life vs. cost.I will say this about Mac's, they have the easiest upgrade path of any machine. Just buy a brand new $3000+ computer with 5-year-old internals!
Oh yeah, I'd pretty much agree with every one of those points.People complain about Windows but you have to realise it's designed to run on so many different systems, with so much backwards compatibility, it must be a nightmare to develop. Linux servers might run the world but their desktops are still so far behind because there's so many distros people insist on developing. Apple on the other hand support a much smaller scope of hardware, sacrificing compatibility for stability, leaving you pretty much limited to what hardware Apple offer.
Mac-user and a console peasant, that's two strikesOh yeah, I'd pretty much agree with every one of those points.
i.e., Windows is more "hardware open" that introduces some issues - Linux is clumsy on the desktop - MacOS is specific to a limited hardware selection (with better H/S integration).
I'd say without question if gaming is one of your major use cases, Windows hands down (personally, I prefer a console, but that's a different conversation )
Yeah, I just don't dig on futzing around - for fun - with anything that's work-ish, so if I can fire up a current gen console on a nice big 4K TV, with a 1500w Atmos system, and kick back on a comfy sofa with the family vs. sitting in front of a computer - that's my jamMac-user and a console peasant, that's two strikes
For real though, the M1 simply doesn't have the grunt I'm looking for in even a mobile processor. AMD's 5000-series exists. You could argue the power/watt comparison. I think it's irrelevant given that I'm not seeing the M1 scaling to a higher TDP anyway.
I kid you not, there's a Dreamcast sitting on the main AV rack right now, 2 controllers/VMUs, mint - connected to the AVR with a little composite to HDMI converter/upscaler, and I even picked up some controller extensions.My last console was a Dreamcast and my last gaming PC was when my 2x 1080TIs were the latest and greatest. Now I sit on car forums debating computers