I’ve never once encountered an Apple zealot half as frothy-mouthed as the jackasses who jump on every opportunity to take cheap shots at Apple products and their users.
I know Windows is awful. Everyone knows Windows is awful. Windows is like the faint smell of piss in a subway: it's there, and there's nothing you can do about it. OK, OK: I know other operating systems are available. But their advocates seem even creepier, snootier and more insistent than Mac owners. The harder they try to convince me, the more I'm repelled. To them, I'm a sheep. And they're right. I'm a helpless, stupid, lazy sheep. I'm also a masochist. And that's why I continue to use Windows – horrible Windows – even though I hate every second of it. It's grim, it's slow, everything's badly designed and nothing really works properly: using Windows is like living in a communist bloc nation circa 1981. And I wouldn't change it for the world, because I'm an abject bloody idiot and I hate myself, and this is what I deserve: to be sentenced to Windows for life.
That's why Windows works for me. But I'd never recommend it to anybody else, ever. This puts me in line with roughly everybody else in the world. No one has ever earnestly turned to a fellow human being and said, "Hey, have you considered Windows?" Not in the real world at any rate.
One thing I will say for Windows. If you
[do this, that, and the other thing]
The result will compare pretty well with OSX in terms of stability and longevity.
defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES
I buy Mac notebooks because I save money. I've owed three, a Rev B TiBook, a 12" PowerBook G4, and now the Air. The first two lasted four years *each*, still work, and were only retired because they were starting to get beat up.
I have to say I bought an EEEPC for law school and at this point I'm desperate for something that has some good note taking software which is apparently missing from linux.
The same is not true the other way around. You can't run OSX on a PC.
THEREFORE. The Mac is better because you have the choice of whether you want to use Windows, or an actual operating system that works.
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