Win10 VS OSX

I have been using Windows 10 and macOS Sierra for a while now. Now this is on two different machines, with two vastly different specifications, but the point still stands. Windows 10 and macOS are two separate operating systems with two different ways of use. So let’s begin.

Speed

This is a hard one to call. macOS ‘boots’ much faster to the login screen, but takes 3 times as long to log in as it loads everything up after. Windows 10 loads everything before hand. So they are about equal. It’s also party due to the fact I have much more starting up with macOS as it’s my communication device, not my gaming device.

Software Support

Both are excellent. All the main apps (office, Vivaldi etc) are supported on both platforms. However, when it comes to games, Windows wins hands down. All Steam games work under Windows, yet most don’t work on macOS.

With macOS, I find developer support to be better. Xcode and all the tools I need for my day to day development work. Visual Studio for Mac is NOT the same as VS on Windows. Don’t confuse it.

Interface

I prefer the macOS interface. I like the unified menu bar and the dock. However, the Taskbar in Windows is quite good for window management. I wish Finder was more like Commander One, but I find it worlds ahead of Windows Explorer.

Overall?

I personally prefer the macOS interface, speed and reliability. However, if DirectX came to macOS, then it would be perfect. For now, I will have to keep a Windows box about just for DirectX.

I had the idea for this as I watched the analysis of the Nerdfightaria Survey. The basic concept is programmer answer the questions and we get an idea as to who here programs. Results will be published in January 2017 with an analysis and a raw spreadsheet.

ALL DATA IS COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD IN JANUARY 2017.

Anyway, if you wish to answer the survey, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/HCfCtRe1kprUEhEI2

Thanks and have fun!

 

rMBP - (C) Endgadget

Where to begin?

I personally went out and spent over £1300 on a 13 inch “Retina” MacBook Pro. Considering that, I will be judging it pretty harshly, especially considering it is going to be my main laptop for the next few years.

When I went to buy this, I could have waited a couple of weeks and I could have got a 2016 rMBP. But why the 2015? Well, ports. This machine has ports! And I need them at school. I need to be able to read flash drives, connect up external projectors etc. without too much faff or too many adapters. So this was perfect. Two USB’s seems a bit stingy, however 2 thunderbolts, a MagSafe and a HDMI is pretty good. I only need 2 adapters (Thunderbolt to USB and VGA, but whatever).

The whole machine is constructed out of Aluminium and Glass, with plastic keycaps and a plastic hinge. It feels premium, yet it is still pretty light. However, it does have the cold palm syndrome because it is metal.

Now for software. OS X is pretty good in comparison to Windows and Ubuntu.

However, that is to come… Stay tuned 😀

So today, Donald Trump became the president of the United States of America, touting the slogan “Make America Great Again!”. It is a scary thought, however this can be used by the UK to make Brexit work.

Trump is trying to re-negotiate trade deals. The UK can take advantage of his unpopularity with the wider world to re-establish the UK as a central business and trade centre. This is one of the ways we can make Brexit work well for us. Let’s just hope that Theresa May realises this and acts on it. As for David Davis, BLOODY WELL THINK ABOUT THIS!

The UK stands at an important crossroad now. We can choose between losing everything or making ourselves an international superpower. Expand the main airports (or just build Borris Island and a new runway at Gatwick to cover the interim period), get some quick rail links installed and then we are done! London can become the financial capital of the world if we play our cards right, making the UK one of the largest economic powers in the world.

With London as the financial capital of the world, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 will improve greatly too. Just imagine looking at the TV every day to see them with higher points than the Dow Jones. UK businesses would benefit from this. The government wants them to grow and expand and this is the perfect opportunity!

Whatever the government chooses to do, I hope they play the Trump presidency to benefit the UK more than the US.c