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OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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RE: Its basically about Apple
by kaiwai on Tue 26th May 2009 10:27 UTC in reply to "Its basically about Apple"
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Apple is a cult, and it specializes in the cult marketing of consumer products. It has practised this more successfully than any company in history.

To which you lose the argument. Attend any Microsoft development expo and it has the toxic fusion of Pentecostal evangelism coupled with glassy eyed zombies chanting in excitement to every 'promise' Microsoft claims it'll deliver. Attend any opensource development get together and it is like going to the 'Workers Party' conference filled with Stallmans claiming that they'll herald in a 'new world order'.

I find it funny that you stake you claim as to be an 'individual' that is 'unsullied' by the low brow aspects of collectivism and yet you create your own little collective to which you implicit refer to as 'us' as appose to 'them' - them being the 'stupid Apple users' which you allude to in your post.

Edited 2009-05-26 10:27 UTC

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