"If I wanted to be treated like an
idiot, I would've bought a Mac" to a Mac news group - the response I
Now what did you expect by writing a silly thing like that in a Mac Group?
I could fire off 8 pages of single-spaced venom straight at you for that
statement alone, but I won't as I'm not that type of person and obviously
you "have been there, done that" and it did not make any difference.
With Free Speech comes responsibility, and part of that responsibility is
ensuring that no matter how you may disagree with a person, you have to be
willing to stand up and allow them to be heard.
And as I'm willing to hear you now you'll have to hear me no matter where
you say to direct flames.
This is not a flame, this is a logical response from someone who may never
see things the same way as you...ever.
I think your wrong about the fear. (It is not fear it is, frustration at
dealing with people who just don't get it, Mac users love their Macs. Not
for what they are but for what they can do. The Mac is a tool for being
somewhere else, namely not in front of their computer fumbling with the
machine or it's OS)
I believe that Microsoft produce third rate products but that's an opinion.
One which I didn't fell I needed to highlight. I simply commented that you
never gave a reason.
An unsubstantiated statement like that is the equivalent of me saying
"Frank's is an asshole", and never telling anyone my reason for such a
conclusion or if I ever had one to begin with.
I think you are wrong about the UI (Maxwell was designed with an advancing
UI that would start at "I've never even seen a computer before" and grow
with the user beyond the current Desktop usability to "I am a Master of the
Computing Universe" )
Wrong about Graphic Design (Windows does not have any decent form of Colour
matching, there is not a designer or editor worth their salt that will work
without proper screen to Printer colour matching.)
Wrong about being stubborn. (HUH? Stubborn is the base rock of Unix
users...that's how Unix and descendants were built, on sheer stubbornness,
the stubborness of wanting to get it to work.)
Wrong about ease of use (I read an opinion piece by a Unix Guru who used the
know nothing attitude that easy was a "Fallacy" to justify his rant, I
realised that this was a person who would rather keep the worlds computer
resources exclusionary by making them difficult to operate for the majority
of the population. A population who do not have time to ride the learning
curve, which would allow them to operate a computer in a reasonable fashion.
This is a short-sighted, unconnected with reality, head up their own arse
opinion. Nothing more.)
Wrong about jumping between one OS and another (Whom so ever you have been
dealing with may not have been computer savvy in the first place, that would
put them in with 95% of the planets population. I have migrated to 5
different OS's in my time as a computer user, and found that all well
designed OS's have the same basic principals. Just like computer languages
if you learn the concepts (OOP V's procedural V's declarative V's etc), you
should pick up the syntax or lingo quite quickly if your any good.)
A computer is a means to an ends. The ends being getting something else
done. Which is more important an OS or your data?)
And as I do not have as much time as you I'll finish off with a declaration
that I resent the "stubborn idiots" crack.
I am not an idiot.
That is an ignorant childish display of intolerance that says more about the
person who wrote it than the person it's directed at.
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