Linked by Stuart MacKenzie on Wed 2nd Jul 2003 18:31 UTC
Apple Are you a long time Windows user curious about the Apple Switch campaign? Are you wondering if you should try it? Read below for my experience with the whole thing... twice. Just over a week ago I purchased a new 12" Apple PowerBook G4...
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Re: Anonymous (IP: 12.105.181.---)
by bytes256 on Wed 2nd Jul 2003 20:05 UTC

"I can recall several instances where I had to go to drop to the command line for him, just to delete some files off his desktop. The GUI wouldn't let him.

>>[/i]I think you're lying. I've never heard of such an error.[/i]

Yupp, I'm lying, because I have nothing better to do than bash Macs all day.

Just because you've never heard of it, doesn't mean it didn't happen.

I most certainly did have to delete some files off of his desktop through the terminal window. I believe those files were failed/corrupted downloads off of the internet that he couldn't delete because Mac OS X thought the files were still in use.

That was not just a single fluke either. I had to do that on at least three occasions for him.

Oh, and BTW to all the people complaining about the following comment I made:

My roommate in college had a Mac, and I have to say that Mac OS X is probably the most brittle, crashiest *NIX I've ever seen.

This is to be taken as, compared to Linux and *BSD and Solaris (yes I have used all of them at some point for considerable amounts of time) it is noticeably crashier and more brittle. I never said it was overall really crashy, just the fact that it crashed at all, is unusual for a *NIX from my experience. This puts it about on a level with WinXP for stability. (Yes I know, with bad drivers XP can be terrible in the crash department, but that is caused almost entirely by bad drivers! Apple doesn't have that excuse, since they control all the hardware and software.)

Don't take my comments as a "Mac bash-fest" they are just observations that prevent me from seeing Macs as being superior to PCs. I don't feel that they are inferior either. Actually, they're pretty much on par with each other, depending upon what you wanna do with your computer.