Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Apr 2006 14:52 UTC, submitted by aaronb
Apple "The 17" iMac has almost everything a silencer could want. It's quiet, efficient, good value, and can even run Windows. the iMac is a computer for the connoisseur, just as Apple intended. Power users, enthusiasts, anyone who wants to tweak the hell out of everything should probably stick to building their own systems - they'll be happier molding the computer to their own personal quirks. However, for someone who wants to use a computer, not take up computer building as a hobby, the iMac is among the best there is."
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RE[7]: Error in the review
by microshag on Fri 21st Apr 2006 22:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Error in the review"
microshag
Member since:
2005-11-30

Of course some are so used to be told what to do and how to do it that you don't question it. It's easier that way, isn't it though? They give you a nice white box, tell you how and what to do, and that's that?

Some of us value choice, however. And your argument about feature-for-feature is weak considering you can barely even change the way your desktop looks in OS X, much less changing major functionality. Overall control of your system is the most important feature of all, not some cutesy eye candy.

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RE[8]: Error in the review
by Tom K on Fri 21st Apr 2006 23:22 in reply to "RE[7]: Error in the review"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple doesn't tell me what to do or how to do it. Thinking that only illustrates your misconception about Macs. Is it bad that Apple's default design is already so close to what is the most comfortable that few people feel the need to change? For those that do, OS X is quite themeable.

You can take your "choice", and your poor UIs, and constant fiddling with config files. We Mac users will take our OS X and streamlined work. Choice is worthwhile only when all of your choices are good. In the Linux world, you usually have 100 really bad products, and 1-2 decent ones.

Good usability and a system that doesn't get in your way is the most important feature of all. Ask anyone on the street, and they won't care whether a company releases this so-called "source code" to the program that generates the desktop. They want a desktop that looks and feels great.

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RE[9]: Error in the review
by Mystilleef on Fri 21st Apr 2006 23:30 in reply to "RE[8]: Error in the review"
Mystilleef Member since:
2005-06-29

Right, and on OS X all the products are decent. Do you also believe in flying donkeys?

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RE[9]: Error in the review
by alcibiades on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 07:14 in reply to "RE[8]: Error in the review"
alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

You can take your "choice", and your poor UIs, and constant fiddling with config files. We Mac users will take our OS X and streamlined work.

Yet another Mac fanatic out to make himself agreeable and persuade the doubters, this time by talking silly falsehoods about the alternatives.

This time combined with the mac-fascist point of view that "Choice is worthwhile only when all of your choices are good". So, you don't need or even really want anything except what Apple gives you. The other 97% of computer users do not constantly, or even ever, fiddle with configuration files.

Wrong. Choice is worthwhile because it ensures that SOME of the choices are good. This is why we have many terrible candidates for public office, many terrible novelists on the shelves, many awful films in cinema and DVD. That and the fact that what you think is good may not be what I think is good.

You may be able to convince people of the real merits of OSX, but you'll never do it like this.

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