Lord, thank you for this.
September 18, 2000 9:35 PM   Subscribe

Lord, thank you for this. Mac users our prayers are being answered. No longer will the plagues of type 11 errors and system freezes rule over the people. The writings is on the wall and it is time for us to reign.
posted by Brilliantcrank (12 comments total)
...in your dreams...
posted by Steven Den Beste at 10:28 PM on September 18, 2000

Tsk, tsk Steve, this stuff is big news for these guys. Look here, no bomb, a reassuringly smiling face, more reassuring statements about not trashing all the other applications. Wow, now it's just like, say, using a regular computer!

posted by lagado at 10:56 PM on September 18, 2000

i have a powerbook G3 running mac 0S 9 and a desktop machine at work running NT 4

i run an almost identical set of apps on each of these machines

on the wintel box i am more productive and on the mac i am more creative - and thats just how i like it

if you dont like your operating system or hardware, chose something different - and keep chosing until you find a combination that you do like

then (please!) go do something constructive with your computer instead of wasting your time (and everyone elses) starting arguments with people who chose something different

thanks :)
posted by sawks at 4:46 AM on September 19, 2000

They're just jealous, sawks, because under Windows NT 4, this capability is advertised but does not, in fact, work in most situations... (Yes, I use both; yes, Windows NT makes a decent server as long as you "set it and forget it"; yes, I choose a Macintosh for my personal computer because the Windows GUI is simply to ugly to have to stare at day and night; yes, a religious war about this age-old-topic is too ridiculous to comment on...)
posted by m.polo at 6:19 AM on September 19, 2000

Nonetheless, a religious war it is . . .

What I find strange is that the Wintel folks feel the need to argue at all. It's clear to almost everyone that they've won - Windows runs damn near every computer out there.

Futher, Mr. Gates has a great deal of influence at Apple. Have we all forgotton his 'contribution' of a few years ago?

As a die hard Mac advocate, I hereby surrender on behalf of the entire Mac community. You win - hands down - game over.

That said, I'll go back to working on my superior machine . . .
posted by aladfar at 6:44 AM on September 19, 2000

I miss the G3 PowerPC I used to work on not too long ago, but I would NEVER trade it for the Athlon I'm running now.

Smooth and silky.
posted by SentientAI at 10:02 AM on September 19, 2000

Bah. It's all crap. I want my Origin 200 back. Too bad it's technically the property of my previous employer...

posted by Mars Saxman at 11:07 AM on September 19, 2000

I gave up caring about the OS when I sold my Amiga 4000, which at the time was superior, but all things being relative it had to be owned by C=, ugh.
posted by john at 11:18 AM on September 19, 2000

I don't understand the whole PC/Mac argument anymore.

Everyone I know with a PC complains about how Apples are great at design, but will never be as great as PC's because of the lack of the software or they're slower. Not to mention the fact that every graphic design program is availble for the PC. Kudos for them.

Everyone with a Mac boasts about RISC processing and slow PC's under Windows, and how you can do anything a PC does (and then some) with the right tools. Not to mention the style that Macs have, compared to beige machines. Kudos for them.

I'm always hearing a battle between these two. It's either Intel vs. Apple (which Apple is very happy to voice about, for some reason), or MacOS vs. Windows (which the consumers on both sides love to fight over).

Just use what you want to. It's as if you have one set of people who are learning Tae Kwon Do, while others are learning Wing Chun. Both systems are different, but lead to the same end result for the people practicing them. In the end, it's just a matter of personal choice. If you're more comfortable using Apples, stick with that. If PC's are your thing, feel free to use them.

Or better yet, use both, if possible. Whatever works. That's just my opinion.

posted by Cavatica at 11:31 AM on September 19, 2000

I think I miss my Speak and Spell.
posted by Mo Nickels at 12:35 PM on September 19, 2000

My point exactly!
posted by lagado at 5:30 PM on September 19, 2000

Who cares?
posted by daveadams at 8:05 AM on September 20, 2000

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