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So it's a personality thing?

By halfstop ·
You don't like Apple because you think people who choose Macs are dicks?

You don't like Apple because you think Steve Jobs is a ****?

I pick a particular technology because it works. The choice for most people is Windows or Mac. That's a no-brainer - Mac. Windows is a horrible OS and Bill Gates and Steve Balmer are total dicks.

For me the choice was Linux or Mac. I love Linux, but you're still a second-class citizen on the Web with Linux. When OSX came out and I could run all my development tools on Mac, I immediately switched.

Linux is still my server platform of choice, but anyone who's serious about technology can't really make the case that Windows is a better OS. Sure if you're a 14-year-old and want to play games - maybe.

You're reason for harshing on Mac reminds of me of Dennis Miller's reason for becoming a conservative. Evidently a friend of his called Giulliani a Nazi for how he was cracking down on crime in NY. So because that one person said something stupid, and was a liberal, he changed his entire ideology. As if no conservative has ever said anything stupid.

And that's the same with your logic. Because there are some jerks who own Macs - you'll never own one. Think for yourself and who cares what other people do or say. There's no shortage of jerks in all circles.

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Welcome to TR.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to So it's a personality thi ...

Around here we usually reply to an existing post instead of starting a new discussion. That way people know who you're replying to and what you're talking about.

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Not my observation

by santeewelding In reply to Welcome to TR.

I see lots of folks wandering around here talking and gesticulating, with no earpiece and no one in sight.

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Apparently this is another one.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Not my observation

I should have said, "Around here we PREFER you reply ..."

Maybe halfstop is talking to the voices in his head. Mine have stopped talking to me, and now talk about me amongst themselves.

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Takes one to know one

by GSG In reply to Apparently this is anothe ...

I just thought it was funny that he was accusing this other person of hating the Mac just because he thought Steve Jobs was a d1ck, then he says that he hates Microsoft because he thinks Gates and Ballmer are d1cks.

I'd say he's having issues forming a logical thought.

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Yeah, I started to edit my post to point that out,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Takes one to know one

but I figured he wouldn't appreciate the irony. It's like my cat walking on my pillow at 5:30; he doesn't get it when I poke his ribs around 10:00.

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Multiple worlds

by Geek3001 In reply to So it's a personality thi ...

<p>Most of the hardware at my house is Windows based, but I have an iBook that I use as a digital darkroom when on the road.</p>
<p>What I like about the Mac side is that it includes a suite of applications that make it functional the moment you start. It is a lot better than Microsoft 'Works'.</p>
<p>I will admit that I had a steep learning curve with the iBook. But once I learned the core differences between the Mac and Windows, I grew to appreciate the iBook and Mac based software. (I often say that you only need to know ten basic differences between Mac and Windows to become proficient as an Mac user. I haven't codified that list yet.)</p>

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I'd like to see that list,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Multiple worlds

if you ever get to it. I suspect I'm not the only one here who would like to see it. It might even make a good subject for TR's "10 Things" web log.

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Me too

by GSG In reply to I'd like to see that list ...

A friend is using his Mac at work, and so far, I'm underwhelmed. I'm open to using anything as long as I can use all of my tools, but I'll qualify this by saying I've never used a Mac.

That being said, I don't see what benefit he's getting. The Mac cost a whole lot more than my laptop, and I can use all my tools that I need on my laptop. I'd say at least 60% of the time, he's having to remote a Virtual Machine set up with XP to access the tools he needs.

He's also had to tinker and tweek that thing quite a bit to get it to work. Mine was ghosted with our standard image, and I turned it on and logged in. That's it. OK, so I had to load my tools, but I'd have had to do that regardless of the device.

I will say that I love my Unix server. It's way more expensive than the Windows servers, but it's a workhorse.

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