Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 28th Sep 2006 17:57 UTC
Windows "Earlier this month, when I found I could install Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) on my MacBook Pro, I quickly took the plunge, practically chortling at the thought that my dual-core laptop could run Microsoft's next operating system. What better way to show that when you buy a Mac you get two computers in one? I've been using Vista off and on for a couple of weeks now, but I'm not chortling as much." More here.
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I am sorry it is just that I seem to meet a lot of windows users who think I am a fan-boy or unreasonable because I use an apple computer. I see this repeated in the press and on the internet again and again and get a bit tired of it. I know both linux and windows very well and I think I have some very good reasons to have chosen apple (post os-x) but it has indeed also to do with personal dislikes and what I think a personal computer should be and it is more than just the looks it is also the concept of a computer and how computers change the world we live in . I think what you say about apple and Xerox is just not doing justice to the real story behind the mac but that story does not influence my decision to use a mac today but I think a company who is trying to sell computers may use that kind of image building to sell more computers the modern world is full of that kind of manipulation even open-source projects seem to do it just do not single out apple for that .

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Alleister Member since:

I know Apple users and i know Apple zealots personally (ie irl). I never would just call someone an zealot because their choice of os, i'm just so tired of the tons of zealot-bs that piles everywhere, killing every tech board and forum in existence and the linked article is a very good example of the most uninformed and unreflected type of zealot bs around.

Of course the short version of the Xerox story doesn't do apple justice, but do you honestly think that article does Vista justice? In fact the idea of an GUI itself didn't even come from Xerox but is much older.

What bothers me in apple is their absolutly unreasonable, unfounded troll-bs advertisement methods.
Those methods unfortunately are showing in the zealot kind of apple users. Don't you agree that the article is an good example of this? I couldn't even read it in whole because all that bs gave me too much headache.

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Hey I like to play with squeak so I looked at some Allan Kay movies and he showed some research that inspired Xerox I also think those guys were very lucky with the kind of freedom they got there that is the kind of freedom you need to really think different and really innovate how they worked with children to learn them small-talk is also very inspired, that will never happen in Apple or Microsoft or Sun and even the so called agile people are really just hot air and maybe i sound like a kind of a hippy or something I do not even think it is possible in the current economical and political climate. About the apple advertisements I happen to really like the pc guy and do not think the apple advertisements are ever really bad . It is the internet that seems to polarise discussions I fall into that trap myself sometimes and it is not just the apple fan-boy's like me that do that.

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