Remember when I was so rabid against Windows? Well, there was a point I became a Tech Agnostic of sorts, until I learned of how Microsoft now imposes updates despite the update option turned off. Unless your box is offline, probably. But I digress.
Back to my story. I became a Tech Agnostic like most of the Gadzooki people here because I had to work on a Windows box for quite a while, and I realized that I missed the interface, after all. Also, some of my work needed me to review e-books encoded in .exe format. For that job, I also had to try Windows software to review. Then I searched for and found a free prototype version of the game I really lurved before, “Spooky Castle: The Adventures of Kid Mystic.” Because of that, and because my work needed Windows, I realized it wasn’t so bad after all.
But what clinched my foray into tech agnosticism was when I thought I fatally fudged my old 80GB external hard drive through OS X’s clunky and brutal Disk Utility application. I rescued it through using a Windows application, reformatted some partitions on Windows’ Disk Manager and formatted the last primary partition from my Xubuntu Linux LiveCD because Windows XP was forcing the NTFS format on me. Look at the flow: fudged by OS X, preliminary rescue done through Windows XP, and finishing touches made on Xubuntu Linux. Sweet.
I also realized that each OS has its merits. What I like in Windows XP is the relative ease the user has in moving folders around, and the neater organization in the folders also. These functions and the Disk Utility are the lousiest in OS X. Not to mention the way it is such a RAM hog. What I like in my experience of Ubuntu, on the other hand, is that it “regenerates” through malware onslaughts, and the multiple desktop spaces just rock! But don’t make me have to go configure the system through the terminal, or I’ll cry.
And yet, I would only trust OS X for my main workhorse. Why? Because the only times it ever crashes system-wide are when I use up too much RAM. And the fact that OS X has such a kick-a$$ sleep function is also one of the reasons why I’m loyal.
I may love some of Ubuntu’s features, Windows’ organization, and am borderline Tech Agnostic as I finally realized, but because of what I said, I guess I’ll forever remain an Apple fangurl. :p