Holy ****. It's a sensible, non fanboytastic, realistic, both feet on the ground Mac users.I definitely get what he is talking about and was more than guilty of this behavior. Nowadays I have a preference for OS X but do like Windows 7. So when people ask if they should get a Mac I ask what there use for the computer is and their budget and give my opinion from there.
Yeah, a lot of Mac people are cultish, but I'm running into a lot more of day to day Mac users who are just happy with the way it works.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.
I use to be a zealot. Then I built my first gaming rig using XP. This made me realize I know so much about computers it really doesn't matter whether I use Mac OS or Windows. Both will work a well as possible under my use.Holy ****. It's a sensible, non fanboytastic, realistic, both feet on the ground Mac users.
Hi - I'm Doug. The other one.
I suppose that's just the work of 's products; Once you use it, you've signed your soul to Steve Jobs and you'll never get it back.I'm a looong-term Mac owner, several-time Apple employee; and yet I don't like Apple, am frustrated at several of their policies and think the Mac guy in the adverts is one of the most annoying characters ever created for an advert.
But I still can't switch to Windows!
Go back to your house. I know, you've got an iHouse. The walls are brushed aluminum. There's a glowing Apple logo on the roof. And you love it there. You absolute MONSTER.
When I clicked on an application it spent a small eternity contemplating the philosophical implications of opening it, begrudgingly complying with my request several months later.
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.
"connect with windows xp" ?Haha he puts into words how I feel just about every time I meet a mac user, too!
You may have a beautiful looking Macbook Pro, but I dare you to find a $300 laptop that'll connect with Windows XP as semelessly as my Dell Mini!
Agreed, terribly funny article, though I must say: an OS is only as terrible as you make it. I know NOTHING about OS X, I'm still learning and it at times is just absolutely sluggish, with Safari taking 15+ seconds to open a new tab(I think it hates Top Sites).That's a terrific article. I'm gonna save it.
I think the idea of being "trapped in an abusive relationship" is a wonderful metaphor for Windows users.
And if I'm a Mac snob, I don't apologize for it. If you can't afford a Mac, then I feel bad for you; but if you can and you choose Windows anyway, then whatever you get is your own damn fault.