In one of my online classes, I posted a comment about how PC companies always copy Apple, and a PeeCee user got on my case about it. It's always fun to get a Windows user riled up A friend of mine responded to his post, and then I responded to his post. I thought I'd post it here on MacRumors to see what you all think about what I wrote: Andrew's response Current Forum: Notebook Date: Sat Dec 6 2003 11:08 pm Author: ******, Andrew_<Andrew_******@******************.edu> Subject: For all you mac "haters" out there..... (Jason) this is kinda off topic but...... This is a qoute form an interview with Red Hat's Manager of Community Relations, Jeremy Hogan. He is respinding to why Red Hat disontinued their consumer version of Red Hat Linux. "The consumer desktop is a pretty big market, and we already have a chunk of it, but it's fickle, it's full of folks happy enough, or used to what they have. It's full of people using technology because they have to, or using an OS because it came installed. A number of things have to be right to really get into that, technological superiority, as we've seen is not enough or else OSX would have the desktop." This just goes to show that the best technology can't beat marketing and questionable business practices My response to Andrew's response Current Forum: Notebook Date: Sun Dec 7 2003 11:01 am Author: Gudites, Matthew_<mgudites@******************.edu> Subject: Re: For all you mac "haters" out there..... (Jason) It's funny how people are like that...I know people that constantly whine and complain about all the problems they have with their Windows computers, and are unwilling to try somethingbetter when I suggest it, just because Windows is what "everybody" uses and it's what they're used to. Windows users are what I've started referring to as the "martyrs of the computing community"...gluttons for punishment. I just don't get why people choose to use an inferior operating system. If you go to the car dealership and buy a new car, and for the time you own it you have constant problems with it, do you just shrug them off and hope they go away? If the engine in the car stalls on you every time it rains (the vehicular version of the Blue Screen of Death), do you just accept it as "one of those things that happens with cars?" The next time you're in the market for a car, are you likely to buy from the same company, given that you had so many problems with the last one? Are you likely to buy from them again when you know that you can go down the street to the OTHER dealership, who is advertising cars that are easier to drive, don't need the constant maintenance that your last car required, and are almost crash-proof? Of course not! Ok, so why shouldn't the same logic apply to buying computers?