..of course MACs and PCs sound the same.
It terms of reliability however....
OS X can trace its parentage via NeXT Step back to UNIX, arguably the Rolls Royce of operating systems designed by the genius engineers at Bell Labs.
Windows can trace its parentage via MS DOS back to QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System) from the now defunct Seattle Computer Products company.
If you were choosing a car, would you rather have one based on a Rolls Royce or a Trabant?
That's not actually true - Windows 2000, XP, 7 and 8 all trace their lineage back to Windows NT, not MS-DOS. Windows NT was developed from the ground up, originally intended as a follow up to OS/2, but later switched to the Windows brand. Leading this development was Dave Cutler, who is also hailed as a genius by many.
Windows ME was the last Microsoft OS to be based on the MS-DOS operating system, and very thankful we all are that it was retired (none too soon).
...wife was a botanist so her maths was never that good.
One doesn't automatically follow the other (botanist = bad at maths) as you have written it.
Competence in maths and being a botanist are not mutually exclusive.
I should have put a smiley in as it was meant as a joke. My ex was a top-notch computer programmer so very logical with good maths.
Perhaps you should have sent her to a better school, my nephew's 9 and he's being taught it.
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I see your Dave Cutler, and raise you Dennis Ritche, Brian Kernighan and Ken Thompson.
Who wrote 'AppleDos', - was it 'Woz' ?
I am learning so much.
The reason most forum members are technically and scientifically ignorant is the fault of the education system 'right now'.
Botanists can't be good at maths.
There is no division amongst anthropologists.
Today's A'level maths students can't solve their dad's problems.
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Heh. Oodles as a unit of measurement. I've heard it all now. Lamentable, I tells ya!
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Hey, I'm no Microsoft lover (I mostly use Mac OS X at home), but just pointing out that Windows of today is a very different (read much more reliable and more secure) beast compared to the detestable versions based on MS-DOS.
Never heard of irony, obviously not.
I think Le Système International d'unités once considered the 'Oodle' as a basic SI unit but went for the 'Mole' instead.
I blame the education system.
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