Quora answer: “What exactly happens when I reset my settings on my iPad?”

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Question: What exactly happens when I reset my settings on my iPad? Answer: ======== When you press the “reset” button, the following events take place: The iPad contacts Apple’s headquarters, requesting a reset. The Apple HQ downloads all contents of the iPad in question onto their servers. The downloaded data is then sent to a […]

Quora answer: “In your opinion, which mobile phone operating system (Firefox OS, Ubuntu, Sailfish, Tizen, etc.) will be the most popular OS?”

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Question: In your opinion, which mobile phone operating system (Firefox OS, Ubuntu, Sailfish, Tizen, etc.) will be the most popular OS? Answer: ======== None. I can already see you closing the browser tab right away, but please do stick around and read why. TL;DR: The mobile phone market is dominated by Android and iOS, and […]

Quora answer: “When Linux provides so many high-quality operating systems of many varieties free of cost, why do people still buy Mac OS and Windows OS?”

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Question: When Linux provides so many high-quality operating systems of many varieties free of cost, why do people still buy Mac OS and Windows OS? Answer: ======== Generally, people don’t buy an operating system. When they buy their computer, they just stick with whatever operating system comes pre installed. In most cases, that OS is […]

Quora answer: “Should I buy the 2017 13 inch MacBook Pro or the 2017 15 inch MacBook Pro? (Both would be fully loaded).”

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Question: Should I buy the 2017 13 inch MacBook Pro or the 2017 15 inch MacBook Pro? (Both would be fully loaded). Answer: ======== Depends on what you will be doing. Remember, the 13″ only has a dual-core CPU which might be an issue if you do processor-intensive tasks like video editing. Also, the 15″ […]

Quora answer: “Is the Mac OS kernel the same as the Linux kernel? What is the difference?”

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Question: Is the Mac OS kernel the same as the Linux kernel? What is the difference? Answer: ======== The macOS kernel is called Darwin, which is based off of FreeBSD. FreeBSD and Linux are both UNIX-like operating systems, however FreeBSD is more “Unixy” than Linux because the roots of BSD are in the original AT&T […]

Quora answer: “Aside from “games”, does Windows 10 have any advantages over Linux these days?”

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Question: Aside from “games”, does Windows 10 have any advantages over Linux these days? Answer: ======== You know, it really annoys me when people say that games are the only reason to keep Windows. That is simply not the case. In fact, the amount of programs available for Windows surpasses that of Linux any day […]

Quora answer: “A black screen like the Windows command line appears for less than a second and disappears. What is happening?”

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Question: A black screen like the Windows command line appears for less than a second and disappears. What is happening? Answer: ======== I wouldn’t worry too much about it. A lot of Windows processes upon startup open the cmd window for a second or so in order to execute scripts etc. There was also a […]