Thinking about moving away from OS X to either Ubuntu or Windows 10...
Posted on 2016-08-02
Due to my continuing disparity with OS X i am CONSIDERING switching back to windows. I have been on a mac now for the better part of a decade. I do a a lot of Linux sys admin work, light to medium pen testing, basic productivity, etc. I’m not opposed to going with a Linux distort, probably Ubuntu with a KDE de, but it’s not ideal. I do most of my work on a laptop that’s docked with monitors but I am mobile a lot too so I’ll be looking at a high end Lenovo or Dell laptop or an ultrabook and a ballsy desktop. The big questions are with Windows 10, I know anti-virus is still an absolute necessity with anything Windows (BOOO!) I also know Windows 10 transmits the machines public and private keys to MS. Is there a way to prevent that? Aside from that I do most things in terminal, which I know I lose with windows in favor of “command prompt” but I can ssh with putty so im not too lost. Are there any other major issues id have with Windows? Or am I better sticking with OS X in its continued attempts to lock power users out, or bite the bullet and switch to a Linux distro? I need experiences and opinions based on that experience. Thanks guys.