I own both Macs and PCs. I try not to be too much of a fan-boy and stay religiously neutral. Both operating systems start to feel their age after being subjected to accumulation of apps and use. I can run both for weeks on end without rebooting. But I have only been running Windows 8.1 for less than 2 months and I already ran into a severe quirk for which there was no obvious solution, none of the new, “Metro”, tiled applications would run. Trying to untangle this led to frustrating dead-end after dead-end. This kind of bad behavior is what gives Windows a bad reputation.
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