18 Mar 2006 13:53
Not being funny but the reason why PC's crash 99% of the time is down to user error. Another reason why MACs don't have any problems is because there isn't hundreds of different of combinations of hardware you can have in the machine. You're quite limited. With PC's there's loads of different manufacturers producing differing components, people buy different branded components, so a PC could be made out of a different combination of hardware pieces from different manufacturers.
The fact that a PC can run with different combinations, with drivers of the hardware installed is pretty good in the first place.
I've had Windows XP installed for a year and a half now, not once, not once has it crashed. Nor have I caught any spyware or viruses. Hell. I don't even have a proper firewall running apart from the inbuilt windows XP one and I don't even have a virus scanner installed, I just use web based ones.
Oh and you can put OSX on the PC too. But if we're talking stable and secure OS's? I'd choose Linux above OSX and Windows.
18 Mar 2006 14:27
Well if you haven't used Linux before I'd use Mandriva (Mandrake), Fedora (I'd advised not using it if you're going for a dual boot), or Suse.
I'd also recommend getting Knoppix livecd to see whether your hardware is compatible or not.
6 Nov 2019 17:07
anyone know how to edit excel documents on a mac for free? cheers.
6 Nov 2019 17:15
macbook is running 10.10.5 think i'm fucked
7 Nov 2019 11:14
Agreed, been using libre office and liking it