If you read TFA, you'd notice the important bit that say "could include a keylogger", unlike that shitty title states.
It seems to me there isn't anything special about any OS: Every single one degrades in performance as applications come and go and time passes. OSX is definitely not immune, nor is linux.
It's a phenomenon we've all been living with forever, but we're only really starting to notice it because you don't need to upgrade every 2 years.
From what I've been seeing, OSX degrades in the same way windows does. And you're definitely right about those issues with linux. Hell, even apt will fail to remove a package from time to time.
I guess it's also worth a mention that as a 20-year veteran developer, I prefer a linux/windows combination. It's been vastly more cost effective to use virtualized linux on custom-built desktops than it ever has been to use OSX. Apple hardware is expensive and underpowered, and the "looks" and "fit'n'finish" have zero bearing on me doing my job well. OSX itself is fine, but heavy, but it doesn't help me work in any particular way - the global menu is utterly idiotic and archaic, but at least they finally implemented proper dual screen support a few years back. Apple is stronger in the smartphone tablet department, but I've been seeing really strong stuff come from the android side of the camp lately. Apple seems to spend more time on transitions and effects and occasionally API polish, Android seems to spend more time on features.
Do you spend hours in line to buy the latest and greatest apple product every release cycle? If so, you are most definitely sheep. If you are capable of living your life until it's easier to get, then you are not sheep.
However, your reponse has nothing to do with the OP topic: The point is, Apple likes top stomp out competition by making it physically impossible to compete. This is even worse than microsoft's behavior in the past.
Well, white for a power cord is an incredibly stupid color. Black at least never gets dirty.
I like and use these cloud services (in my case, onedrive). I put things on there that are simply non-damaging, except for my nude selfies - those will cause severe trauma to any viewer.
While not strictly true, if you follow the standard setup "workflow" as 95% of all computer do, you end up with icloud enabled.
I'd put $100 on all these celebrities just following setup instructions and ending up with icloud enabled, because they simply don't know better.
iCloud can also upload from a mac, which can import from other devices.
Don't be a fanboi.
Researchers recently announced that observations of gravitational waves provide evidence of inflation, a dramatic theory of cosmic creation. But there are so many different versions of 'inflation' theory that it can 'predict' practically any observation, meaning that it doesn't really predict anything at all. String theory suffers from the same problem. As for multiverse theories, all those hypothetical universes out there are unobservable by definition so it's hard to imagine a better reason to think we may be running out of new things to discover than the fascination of physicists with these highly speculative ideas. According to Keith Simonton of the University of California, 'the core disciplines have accumulated not so much anomalies as mere loose ends that will be tidied up one way or another.'"
Apparently the start menu is coming back, as is the ability to run all apps in windows. Live tiles on the desktop is not coming, but they run in the new start menu.