I was always an Acorn computer person, and had early ARM based machines after the early BBC models. Acorn A5000 and Risc PCs were probably well ahead of the game generally but they were tarred with the image of being UK school computers.
Acorn’s Phoebe project died a death in 1997 from memory and they became ‘Element 14’.
Acorn RISC machines became ARM.
Anyhow, in the late 1990’s I got my first PC, really disliked Windows 95/98/Me but XP was pretty good.
Switched to Mac in 2006 and haven’t touched PCs since.
I used to regularly update iPhones/iPads/Macs, but in recent years just can’t justify it.
Apple has always charged a premium but free macOS updates and inclusion of the old productivity suite for free potentially offsets that.
What I really dislike now is the lack of upgradability of their notebooks/desktops in terms of adding additional RAM or upgrading internal drives. The base models can’t be upgraded for the most part (if at all with Apple Silicon (ARM designs)).
Anyhow, where am I going with this?
I recently posted a thread about gaming PCs as I need to get or build one for my son.
I decided to try Parallels on a base spec M1 Mac Mini, downloaded Windows 11 Home and then downloaded Steam - I’ve been spending far too much time playing old games from Steam on it.
What’s really impressed me is how nice Windows 11 seems GUI wise, I actually think it’s nicer/cleaner in some ways than macOS.
Microsoft Edge seems to have far too many commercial integrations, but bizarrely website text is far clearer than in Safari and scrolling in Edge via emulation is actually smoother than in Safari on Mac natively. It’s quite jarring in some ways.
I’m perhaps struggling with the options of dedicated AMD/Intel PC for son’s gaming needs or maybe a Mac Studio as a base system for macOS and emulation. Doubt it would compete on paper with a proper Windows gaming PC, but I’m pretty impressed with Windows 11 running via emulation with less than 4GB or RAM.
What do you think of Windows 11?