Laptops - the Air is overpriced with horrible specs - a 1400x900 screen is something you expect to see on a bargain basement Dell being sold on Black Friday, the MacBook only has one port, and you're in dongle hell buying the MacBook Pros
-Mac Mini - hasn't been updated since 2014 and it was a down grade in a lot of ways.
-Mac Pro - hasn't been updated since 2013 and won't be until 2019 according to Apple.
That leaves just the iMac. It's the only line that is actually good from the low end to the high end iMac Pro. But I can understand why that isn't for some people.
The “no OS X team at Apple” rumor is false.
OS X does suck more these days than it did, but I don’t think things will stay that way in the future.
There's also a lot of antiprivacy things that bother me (Cortana, push to sign in to a Microsoft account, weird spammy notifications, etc)
The Start Menu has constantly been slow for me, and often times I can't search and/or click anything. This is incredibly frustrating.
Having to disable so many features out of the box is annoying, and the amount of effort to disable telemetry without some helping script is absurd. I'm not sure I even got everything the first time since it seemed like more registry values needing modification were being discovered continuously.
Any large update takes a substantial chunk of time and multiple reboots. I sat in front of my computer as it updated for at least two hours with 4 reboots. I didn't even get to use it. This was last week. On top of that it restarted while I was grabbing a snack. I didn't get to use it again before bed. This is hardly acceptable when I may actually NEED to use it.
Still have gotten blue screens of :) death on multiple computers, work and personal. They're happy now at least, but doesn't change the fact I lost some work.
Inconsistency between Windows programs is also frustrating. There's at least 3 different design styles, maybe more, than go into the default Windows programs. Difference in font, spacing, window design, icon design, alerts, etc. that really show fragmentation even still after 8, 8.1, and still on 10 trying to modernize their OS.
These are a few things that I've still found wrong with Windows 10. Just about all of these in the last week, I'm not trying to look much farther back.
Also the following is ridiculous:
"It's also obvious why it makes no sense to ask "Why don't you ditch Windows and install Linux on it?". Because no Linux distro has Pen support, whatsoever. The performance base also has a physical key that you need to press in order for the hinge to release the display."
Wacom has been developing Kernel modules FOR YEARS.
I've personally been using a Samsung XE700T1C for 4 years with full pen support without any problem.
I've even been surprised to see Ubuntu 17.10 supporting automated screen rotation, on-screen keyboard pop-up out of the box.
Does it support pressure/angle in drawing applications (eg. gimp)? Is there support for handwriting recognition as a text input method? Is there a good note taking app for Linux (like One Note or Nebo)?
Yep. The MacOS team was disbanded in 2016. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-20/how-apple...
I'm a huge fan of OS X but was recently forced to move my creative work to Windows for GPU power and affordable CPU power, and honestly I've found it good enough to work with but I still do miss having Terminal and Finder.
As much as I used to love Apple hardware I could honestly just do without it these days with their laptops getting worse and their pro line being a choice between M.I.A and a disposable workstation. The only thing I'll miss is OS X.
So we're in for a rocky few years in commercial operating systems.
And still spent a bunch of time fucking around with my laptop to make stuff work instead of getting things done.
Since all I want is a terminal and a web browser, Windows works fine, with the added benefit of occasionally being able to fire up some good quality desktop software like Tower 2 or Excel.
I switched recently from Win7 to Linux Mint and it has been a smooth experience (granted, Libreoffice is sufficient for my use-cases). Even my relatives have little complaints and mostly stuff just works (which I can't say from my prior Win7 experience).
In the case of my last Linux laptop it was compositing not working when using an external monitor on the low end Intel graphics card I'd picked because it had OSS drivers and was regarded as having excellent Linux support.
> There is nothing like Garageband if you're a hobbyist musician.
Also, a point of correction. If you are looking for Garageband on Windows, Mixcraft is an excellent option.