Tilley shorts, at Starbucks while admiring your freshly washed (with
recycled water) Toyota Prius.
My Tilley hat I love, even learned to reef my Tilley hat with one
hand, but Tilley shorts, I'll pass, along with the rest of the crap
Truth is... I run Windows XP Pro very reliably and quickly on my
Mac.... at the same time as I run OSX Leopard.
All I want from a computer, is to get my work done. I don't want to
know from .INI's .bat's and such.
I have 3 macs at home and I spend about 1/2 hour per month doing IT.
The farking PC at the shop needs a LOT more attention. I guess I'm too
stupid to operate a PC? Running that thing, is like needing 26
wrenches in a specific order to change a fricking routerbit? Those
PC's are horribly underdeveloped.
(aka Zebco 6)
I wrote my first program in 1965. I worked with software and hardware off
and on until 2001 - and still muck about. I Hate PCs. Anytime I've ever
upgraded Anything on a PC it his taken me ALL Friggin DAY to get the job
done. My son is a sysadmin for a national company. When I need something
done I call him and he helps me fly it into the ground. I Hate PCs. But
I've got way too much invested.
It's ironic that MicroSoft's first Killer App WAS NOT it's operating
system - but rather Excel, running on a Mac and exploiting the
Apple GUI which MS then tried to copy with WinDoze, failed, kept
trying and is STILL trying to copy. At the moment they've gotten
all the way up to approximate Mac's OS 7 level (Apple is currently
up to Mac OS 10.5.2).
What's ironic is that Microsoft writes their own OS, while Apple tacks
a proprietary GUI on top of freeware. And probably doesn't donate a
cent to FSF or BSD or any of the others who actually did most of their
development for them.
As for Excel being Microsoft's first "killer app", actually that was
BASIC, without which the Apple II would have flopped miserably.
Well... yes... but I think I know what got to charlieb:
"If you find a computer - and software compatible with it - that
does what you want it to do, and come to know it and the
software you've acquired for it like the back of your hand,
there's a tendency to stick with it - while the rest of the
world moves on."
The 'world', in this case, moved on by such an enormous leap (spread
out over many years) that it was more a realisation of culture shock
than an evaluation of the platform in question. Holy cow!! Colour????
People either love or hate Apple and there seems to be no space in
Personally, I think backwards from the task at hand. Get the job done.
My finances have been PC based up to a few year ago, when MYOB made a
commitment to keep supporting OSX.
When I have to put a nail in, I really don't care if it is a Stanley
or a Estwing hammer.
If I were to be swinging a hammer all day, I'd probably look into
which would be best for me.
My Macs ARE PC's... they all boot in Windows XP pro, native, and the
only thing I am happy about, is the fact that Apple's hardware seldom
breaks, and I get two quality computers for the price of one...
although they are a little more money than PC, comparably equipped,
the difference in price isn't that great.
Like charlieb, I learned certain software like the back of my hand,
including all the CAD and 3D a man could want, but my upgrade path has
been consistent both from a hardware point of view as well as
Sometimes I boot one of my Macs from my museum. Things have changed.
...and that reminded me of something that happened the other day.
Back in the late 1960's, I had a girlfriend. She was the most
beautiful creature on this planet. Her parents moved her out west and
we lost touch. In my mind, she was still a fine female specimen...
till I ran into her again. Age wasn't kind to her either. We're
talking an 8" floppy here...just to mix a few metaphors...<G>
I'm sure she felt the same.
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