Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 26th Jun 2008 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
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You already have the choice. It's just that people don't give a rat's ass about computers, and don't care about "choice", just as I don't give a rat's ass about "choice" when it comes to beer. I don't drink the stuff, and hence couldn't care less whatever people give me the odd occasion I do drink it.

Damn, that reminds me. A Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, Goose Island Nut Brown Ale or Ayinger Ur-Weisse sounds good right about now. On the other hand, if people stick with the popular crap, they really don't have much choice: typical American-style macro beers usually are so similar, and the differences get down to which ones are at least somewhat tolerable, vs. which ones just suck. Kind of like in operating systems... in fact, the big brands might as well be called "The Windows of Beers." :p

But really--I'm not sure that people don't "care" about choice. They just don't really know what's out there, and probably perceive Macs more inconvenient to get a hold of (plus more unfamiliar) and Linux a major PITA to install and use, or just don't know about it at all. But the biggest problem... it's damn near impossible, unless you know exactly how and where to look, to find a Linux-loaded computer. Windows? You can't find a computer without it. Macs? Yeah, those "premium" priced computers you have to specially order.

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