Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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RE: Animosity
by kaiwai on Sat 29th Sep 2012 14:39 UTC in reply to "Animosity"
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I don't understand all the animosity here. I really don't. Thom bought an iMac, and now everyone starts saying he doesn't know what he's doing when he builds his own machines, and a whole lot of other bullshit conclusions pulled out of their asses? Are we dealing with technology here or some religion? It's getting quite difficult to tell the difference, and I'm wondering why Thom even bothers to write anything here if this is the response he gets. This place is starting to remind me more and more of Slashdot; it's getting impossible to have a real discussion about oses and machines here due to the fanatics going mod-crazy and hurling insults from the peanut galleries. If you don't like someone else's choice, that's fine. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, imho. There is, however, no need to degenerate into baseless insults when you don't agree and, in fact, it says far more about you fanatics than it does about the person being insulted. This arrogant religious elitism displayed by so many on here really needs to stop.

Unfortunately for many here their computer/smart phone/tablet/insert device here and brand are an extension of who they are - they express what they are as a person, the values they hold etc. hence the insecurity when someone 'leaves the ranks' and 'goes to a competitor'. You see the same sort of reaction by Android/iOS fanboys when someone announces they're going to a competitor or when a person moves from one platform to another with fanboys trashing them ("they weren't true believers") whilst the supports of the other platform trumpet it as a win for the 'A' team.

End of the day we use the said platform that serves us best and I would assume that geeks here would be more interested in the technology behind the operating systems than the politics fanboys get wrapped up in. For me, I'd sooner hear about the improvements of WDDC 1.2 or the new driver model for Wayland or even how LLVM is having an impact on various projects that utilise it from an operating system perspective. Maybe I'm just asking a return of to its roots - where people would focus on the technology rather than the organisations behind them.

Edited 2012-09-29 14:41 UTC

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