Linked by John Yanosko on Wed 26th Jan 2005 21:24 UTC
Apple The following is the experience of a user of Linux for the desktop who got a Mac Mini. Is he making the switch?
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@ Thom Holwerda
by dpi on Thu 27th Jan 2005 00:41 UTC

We've had this silly discussion before, and before... This guy is performing a review. This means, he expresses his thought and feelings of a product. He finds the GUI faster and more responsive. It's an opinion, and therefore he is always right. You might not agree with it, but that's a whole different ballgame.

Keep on repeating that BS Thom. When are you going to learn that people's opinions and feelings are subjective, wrong and that proof is necessary for sceptic people? Haven't you already learned that in psychology class?

First of all, the statement he made is very global. From that, its really not known to what he's exactly comparing. Second, a benchmark cannot be 'wrong' in the sense of numbers itself given numbers are numbers. What one may disagree with is how the benchmark was done (the circumstances). When the very same benchmark were to be done on a similar system, the very same numbers (give it a rounding error, or not) come out of it. Thus, when one doesn't provide numbers or the circumstances in which the benchmarked was conducted others are unable to reproduce thus nobody can check wether its true or false. That's how the situation is right now: those benchmarks are yet to be shown. Nobody has made and published these benchmarks.

Meanwhile, while there are no such benchmarks, all kind of 'professional users' claim otherwise. I'm not gonna waste time w/you though, because you're one of those very persons who claims 'X is slow' without any benchmarks as well. Nothing to back it up! Probably also the 'enlightened, experienced user' *cough*. And sadly, the above has to be said because of a lack of data...