"Confirmed" - Barack Obama uses a PC.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Unspeaked, Feb 11, 2009.

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    LINK

     
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    You can have a PC that runs Linux and not Windows. I would guess that they're using Windows XP though.
     
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    Any conformation that the computer in the picture is actually his? and not some innocent bystanders.
     
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    maybe he put an "intel inside" sticker on his MB....
     
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    He doesn't seem like the type to put stickers on his computer (which is one reason I think the photo above isn't of his own laptop - it's got a Pacman sticker).
     
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    true, not likely, but just cause he sees an intel sticker every day is no proof its a pc with windows.
     
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    i didnt know that the president is only allowed one computer. the thought of having two computers...just...creeps me out.

    ive got a collection of about 13 machines under my bed with at least half of them having intel stickers.
     
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    I wasn't implying that, though the article I quoted was.

    Maybe the writer doesn't understand that there are computers out there that run neither Microsoft nor Apple operating systems.

    The fact remains, though, that if this is correct he certainly isn't running Apple hardware and is almost certainly not running Mac OS X (I really doubt he's a Hackintosh guy!).
     
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    He probably uses both.

    His wife Michelle purchased a MacBook for him to keep in contact with the girls during the campaign so we know there's a mac somewhere.
     
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    I lost that little respect I had for him LOL.:D
    No, really. I never actually had any respect for him.:p
     
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    if anyone is gaining or losing respect towards Obama over the fact that he uses a PC, i have no respect for you.
     
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    I don't think he'll lose any sleep over that, sry...

    Seriously - It's quite obvious that he would use a PC; That's what the White House uses and simply out of interest of compatibility he'd use what the rest of the people have around him..

    Family stuff he'd either have to have a Mac (for video chatting with the Obamalets) or else have a PC using Skype...which would still be buggy.

    Either that or Michelle doesn't know how to buy computers and just went with looks.
     
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    I don't know. If someone uses a Mac, I always have a little more respect for that person...even if it's someone I don't like. It's part of the comradery involved with being a fellow member of the Mac community. Conversely, though, I don't respect someone less just because they don't use Macs....I'll only respect someone less if they dis on Macs.
     
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    I would seriously hope that he is not using ANY off-the-shelf kind of OS :eek:
     
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    i wasn't really referencing Obama, i was just trying to say (without being rude) people shouldn't solely judge some one else if they have a PC versus a Mac. because that, well, in my opinion shows some one is ill informed or just doesn't care.

    just for the record, i am not trying to start an argument over this, these are my opinions.

    eh, kinda read what i wrote above. also, i'm not losing respect towards you because what you said makes sense to me. and i am not dissing Macs by any means!
     
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    Hmmm. Another reason, in a very long list, to...
    :D
     
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    That's the only reason I voted for him! Can I change my vote? :D
     
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    2012.
     
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    Honestly, I couldn't give a rat's bottom. I'm sure that, like most of us, he's used both.
     
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    But the world is going to end then! :D
     
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    I figured it out!
    Mr. Barack Obama built a Hackintosh!!!
     
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    But not until December, so we'll still have an election...


    I already said a little further up:

     

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