[X4U] Flushed his toilet

keith_w keith_w at dslextreme.com
Fri Jan 26 02:31:29 PST 2007

Eugene wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 09:37:39PM CST, Stroller <macmonster at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> : 
> : I'm sorry. I'm just sick and fucking tired of Mac users - not  
> : everyone here, but particularly on this list - making like Macs are  
> : God's gift and Mac-users God's chosen people.

> As a Unix admin who's done lots of work on non-GUI systems,
> I have the option to look down on all Mac & DOS/Windoze users.
> Whatever.
> Having said that, Windoze users have belittled the Mac
> platform for *years* on false premises.  Like how they don't
> consider Macs to be serious business machines because Macs'
> cute GUI makes them more like toys than real computers
> (although more games are available for Windoze).  Or how
> they think Macs can't run M$ Word because it's not available
> (although M$ Word was born on a Mac and has existed since
> the birth of the Mac platform).  Only with the extraordinary
> development of the Mac OS X platform, the sudden popularity
> of the iPod platform, the move to the Intel chipset, and
> several critical missteps best known as Windoze Vista has
> begun to chip away at these long-standing stereotypes.  Too
> bad I *still* run into old-timers who think that M$ Office
> is not available on the Mac.  Old habits die hard.

I've been using the Microsoft suite since Office 95 and before that with 
stand-alone Word, up thru v.5.1A.... Oh yes...maybe 14, 15 years or more?
But, I have worked professionally with varioius UNIX systems and PCs for 
all that time, as well.
That I happen to prefer a Mac for home use, and have for over 20 years, 
is strictly a personal choice, based on a lot of different things...

keith whaley

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