i don't like M$.<br><br>i spent 10 years of my life using its products like windows. and i STILL feel pissed about it. why didnt i get a mac already in the '80s...<br><br>so, i have a relation like someone divorced has to the ex. not good.<br>but i don0t care. it does not exist for me.<br><br>Giaguara<br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>And haven't they (M$) already taken over the market, for all intents? It seems like we might as well complain because we don't like the color of the sky, for all the actual good it does.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Bah! That is not true nor the way we should act! I think I mentioned this in another MS bashing thread () but assuming we have to deal with things because "its just the way they are" is the absolutely worst way to behave. I get really frustrated with people acting like their actions don't count just because they might exist as a minority. This is similar to political voting turnouts. In many ways it doesn't matter that your ONE vote won't turn the tide in an election. You've expressed your views, you've set an example to others, and you've probably forced yourself to think about things. <br><br>You know, if we're not careful we could end up with a one-sided, corrupt government that is controlled by monopolistic corporations and the entertainment industry <br><br>...I also agree with Gizmo that there is a huge underdog thing with Apple as well. Would the mac 'community' be at all the same with even 25% of the market? What if they actually did have something like 50%?<br><br><br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>if we're not careful we could end up with a one-sided, corrupt government that is controlled by monopolistic corporations and the entertainment industry<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Now, Trog, you know that could never happen here! <br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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Sorry about the political outburst, nothing makes me feel more politically frustrated than Microsoft! <br><br>I think I'll just cut and paste my dribble over at MacCentral; it will fit right in all the threads there, eh?<br><br>
A couple of observations. <br><br>As I'm sure JC will attest, the people with the most to be p!ssed about are the Windows users. All the M$ generated angst we feel must pale into insignificance when measured against the misery Wintel-only folk must feel. Yet we feel like we carry the greater burden. That's patently not true. So how come we feel this way? I'm not sure I really want to know. <br><br>And the other thing i've been ruminating over is that we vent to each other, as if preaching to the converted will do any good. Actually, maybe it does in the sense that unloading on one's shrink can make one feel better. But I'm not sure I want to peg myself as one in need of therapy. On this issue anyway. <br><br>I'll address specifics with those who I believe replied and wanted to shed a little light on the issues. I didn't see a reply from Dingus though. I'm certain he has some light to shed? Dingus?<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>By bashing MS we are helping to preserve the Mac platform.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Because we convince one-another we're doing the right thing in being Mac Users? Would we stop being Mac Users if we stopped bashing M$?<br><br>An interesting question, and does that mean we're all a little insecure?<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Think about that next time you see "Monkeyboy" in action<p><hr></blockquote><p>I do. A lot. Ballmer was in my part of the world recently and I was not impressed. Arrogance personified, if I may make so bold. Not unlike Mr Jobs in fact, but with a heck of a lot more potential to impose his will upon me. But I vote with my wallet. And that's the best vote one can cast in this forum. I trust you do too. But I don't want to hear about M$ in a Mac forum as much as I do now.<br><br>Hey, that's my problem, I know, but I don't see the benefit in being reminded of our relative impotence. Is there a benefit?<br><br>
About the politics--I don't think anyone objects to that kind of political statement, MachOne. I think we all recognize the danger that MS + govt. might/does represent regardless of who or what party is in the govt.<br><br>Steve is arrogant too, no doubt about it. But I'm not sure that his arrogance is of the same variety as MS's, and Ballmer's in particular. Maybe it's because Steve doesn't command a corporation that owns 95% of the market (or whatever it is).<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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