Do Macs have as many problems as PC's and Windows
I have read all the comments and questions in this thread, and I have dealt with plenty of problems with my own computer, and I'd like to know if Macs present as many problems as PC's and Windows do? From what I have read in this discussion and others, a person practically has to go back to school just to keep up with operating their own computer. When I read that Microsoft is not helping to support moving from XP to 7, then that is just too much. I am not looking for any help in this thread, but just to give you some idea, now I cannot run my VLC media player after being able to use it for years, my Service Pack 2 disk would not supply a file that it was supposed to when I needed it to, and I cannot fax from my computer because the Windows Fax Console is not compatible with my modem, which is a name brand.
A recent article in the news talked about how the Conficker virus, released into the Internet last November, continues to confound top security experts. Several readers' comments stated that the answer is to not run Windows. At first I thought that they were just being flip, but it is true that in biology monocultures are a bad idea. A lack of genetic diversity allows them to be easily susceptible to disease, for example viruses, and other environmental stresses. Analogously, a monoculture of computer systems is also easily susceptible to viruses and other stresses, but diversity will strengthen the digital infrastructure.