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Subject:   The best "review"
Date:   2006-06-05 09:23:29
From:   fak3r.com
Response to: The best "review"

If OS X is not for you, don't use it. And I would never defile a Mac by installing Linux or any other OS on it. Get a PC for that plus you'll save a lot of money.

This is the exact kind of crap I've heard whenever I tell ppl I like Linux on my iBook -- and why I appreciate this article so much. Save money, how? You get what you pay for, you've seen the reviews that list the new iMac Intel being the fastest Windows machine ever? So why would you not want your favorite OS on it as well? Personally I like parts of OS X, but my exper mirrors the author of this article. Apple fan(atics) could just say, "it takes different strokes to fill the world" but instead come up with this illusion that everything Apple is unbeatable, and if you disagree you're "defiling" the Mac! So funny...look, it's a computer, a tool, use it way it works best for you, and drop the zelotry.
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  • The best "review"
    2006-06-05 20:25:50  EGN [View]

    ...and drop the zelotry..

    Back to ya, chum.

    You must have meant: zealotry |-?tr?| noun. Not as bad as extremist or bigot. Sort of falls in between enthusiast, fanatic and the aforementioned two. Hey, not too bad. So...

    Yep. Looks like I'm turning into one. Must be the great "all works" experience. Real bad influence. Not the hack, hack, sweat to make it work; waste time getting it to work, untill finally, maybe it works, sort of, experience with desktop Linux. Yeah, I know it's a whole lot better now than 10 years ago, but still, not there yet. Ive used it for over 10 years. So I should know kiddo. You write and sound like you were probably suckling on your mum's tit back when I was using Linux/UNIX/BSD. So you haven't got a clue! But I, on the other hand, can tell you from EXPERIENCE. See, that's what us OLD folk have plenty of. And no, OS X is not for seniors. Its' for people who want to get the job done and have time left over for other things.

    Though I must admit, better a Linux zealot than a Windoze one, eh? Cheers!