Murphy's Law: 5 Reasons Why I Don't Want Apple's OSX

By Archean ยท 5 replies
May 20, 2010
  1. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    After 37 years, the OS just doesn't matter, at least to me.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I am told and it takes a good eye to see and appreciate many of the various forms of art.
    So to with computers; if you spend many years on just one platform and only 10 minutes on something else, it's really hard to appreciate the differences.
    (using a different metaphor: When the only tool in the toolbox is a hammer, everything looks like a nail :grin: )

    There are B I G differences in PC users and OS X or Linux and the expectations quickly color the perceptions.
    • PC users frequently enjoy getting their hands dirty with the hardware, mobos, cases and overclocking
    • A Mac user doesn't care about that stuff one twit and wants to use the system to perform one or more tasks
    • A lot of the new Linux users just want a different experience from either of the above and want to learn something new
    None of these demeans anyone - -

    Clearly the author Mr David Murphy has a view point and his expectations were not met.
    I could argue all day his on "5 Reasons", but that's contrary to the spirit of tolerance I intend with this post.
    OS X and Linux are not known for Gaming; Why then expect them to?
    Kind of creating a self fulfilling prophecy isn't it?

    Most of us have a warm spot in our hearts for our home town and no matter where we go, that will always be "home".
    Similarly, which ever OS we use on our first computer, that one is THE OS.

    When I started in programming, I learned the assembler language. Boy, what you can do with that -- real hardware control --
    why would anyone want to learn Cobol, Fortran, PL1, C, C++, OO, Java, PHP, Perl -- you can fill in some more (omg, I left out VB!).

    Because they allow you to solve different problems as well as to create solutions for different users.

    I hope you can see that our choices are made in a context which has multiple expectations, needs and are greatly colored by our experiences.

    and I didn't once resort to "Yea, but xxx is better because..."
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Fully agreed. Tho, I'm not a Mac user or Linux user (I've dabbled, thats about it).

    However, more and more games are coming out for the Mac. This MIGHT change things.
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +96

    For users with more knowledge/experience that is very true.

    I don't really like or dislike any other OS. However, one thing I dislike about Apple is its much worse monopoly than MS; and yet hardly any one complains.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,996   +2,528

    They don't actually have time to complain, they're either too busy running their yaps proving how interesting they're actually not on Twitter, or giving away their personal information at Facebook, by taking IQ tests. One can only assume that they're trying to "erase all doubt" as to their stupidity.

    Of what other more socially relevant use could an iPad be, if not for intercepting the first pictures of Sandra Bullock's adopted child. Doe's it have tatoos? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Wait, does an iPad even have an OS.....?
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I feel the same way as you do jb. I've been using all three of the listed OSes for some time now and still use all three every single day. Each has its place and as your current needs change (I'm talking from moment to moment) then any of the three can be easier and/or more efficient and/or more capable than the others.
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