Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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RE[3]: Dear osnews...
by Adam S on Tue 26th May 2009 13:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dear osnews..."
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

Oh for f*&%'s sake, don't get your panties in a twist, it was a joke. Your entire argument can be safely summed up as "it's more important to serve a greater purpose than it is for you to buy what works for you." In my book, that's the worst possible advice and exactly the type of thing we discourage here: zealot-type behavior. You're putting the needs of others ahead of the needs of your end user.

It's so manipulative to suggest that I can't comment honestly on a post simply because I'm on staff. Try to remember that online, there's no tone or context, so before you go picking a fight, remember, not everything was meant aggressively. Just because someone calls you on your post doesn't mean it's a flamewar.

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RE[4]: Dear osnews...
by darknexus on Tue 26th May 2009 13:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Dear osnews..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Dude, I think you need to work on your jokes... the target knowing it's a joke is a pretty important part of it all. ;)

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