Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Change platforms. Whenever you can. Ever since I got into computing, I've lived according to a very simple adage: change platforms all the time. For reasons I won't go into, the importance of this adage was reaffirmed today, and I figured I'd share it with you all - and hopefully, get a few of you to follow this adage as well.
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Defeat?
by WereCatf on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:32 UTC
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[quote]Change platforms. Whenever you can. The moment you stop switching platforms is the moment you admit defeat. I encounter defeated people every day.[/quote]

I'm sorry, but I am not admitting defeat, it's just you trying to convey your view of things on me. I have spent money on products for the platforms that I use and throwing those products out the door while they're still perfectly functional and desirable just for the sake of using another platform is what I'd call a defeat.

On a similar vein, I'm not seeing any new platform that'd be truly innovative and a break from the norm as they all basically do the same stuff the same way. Some do manage to polish up the conventions of operating the UI, like e.g. Jolla's Sailfish OS and its pull-down menu, but aside from such it's still all the very same stuff as it's on every other god damn OS. As such I feel absolutely no inclination for hopping between platforms.

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