PC - Mac flamewar

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Foosinho, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
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    United States
  2. AmoebaCulture

    AmoebaCulture Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    Andromeda
    is this considered trolling ? :)
     
  3. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
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    Juventus FC
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    United States
    Sorry, but where's the flamewar?

    The only person flaming is Hamatchi, but we all know he's a troll.
     
  4. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Maybe the term "flamewar" is a bit strong. But the "mac sucks! No, windows sucks!" crap seems to be popping up in a lot of threads recently. I was tired of that BS 10 years ago, and I've got no desire to read more of it.

    Especially now that Microsoft has finally managed to put together a reasonably reliable OS.
     
  5. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
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    And I diefied you? ;)
     
  6. Premium Hamatachi redded

    Sep 9, 2002
    excuse me?
     
  7. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
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    United States
    He said you were a flamming troll. You need 'Hooked on Phonics?' ;)
     
  8. Squash

    Squash Member

    Mar 8, 2003
    LMAO
     
  9. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Cameron Park, CA
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    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I haven't seen any real flames here recently.

    Foos, I know you are a geek/programmer like me, and I can tell you, compared to some of the flame wars that go on in geekdom websites, what you see here is nothing.
    There are flame wars for:

    C vs C++
    Java vs C++
    J2EE vs .Net
    Python vs Perl
    ASP vs JSP vs PHP
    Gnome vs KDE
    Macs vs PCs
    X Linux Distro vs Y Linux Distro
    Windows vs Macs, Linux, BSD, Sun, and just about anyone else.

    Do a Google on any of these, you'll see what I mean. Actually, if you follow any of those threads, they can be quite funny, if rather stupid and juvenille.

    As for criticism/flames on Windows/Microsoft - most of the time, it is deserved. They still have huge security problems (and being the "big target" is not a full excuse - they have bad architecture), huge probems with updates, draconian licensing, bad customer support, forced upgrades (which everybody hates), anti-trust/monopoly legal issues, predatory, mafia style business practices (like building up an arsenal of bogus patents, like the double mouse click and the "is not" operator in programming, and threatening sueing every competitor and/or open source programmer), and they still do not deliver real innovation (they are pretty good at refining other people's ideas, though).

    Now, if MS simply concentrated on making the best products possible, and deliver features based on what the market actually wants, and stop all of their predatory practices, and market themselves in a positive way (rather than relying on FUD against their competitors), and concentrate on making their customers happy, nobody would have a problem with them, and all the anti MS flames would trickle away. This would also be a great formula for their long term success. They won't be able to rely on their monopoly forever. Sooner or later, it will crumble.
     
  10. cnoc

    cnoc New Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    up the airy mountain
    its fun to watch hamatchi seethe
     
  11. Premium Hamatachi redded

    Sep 9, 2002
    why sticky thread? windows will win anyway so it seems to me this is a very cruel attempt by the mods to torture mac/linux fan boys until the end.
     
  12. Metros Striker10

    Metros Striker10 New Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Planet Earth
    Come on Foos, this the greatest argument ever. :)

    The arugements, which I have participated in, are acutally well behaved. Could be a lot worse.
     
  13. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Cameron Park, CA
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    Everton FC
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    United States
    That's actually kinda funny.

    But if by winning you mean Windows will inevitably gradually lose market share to mac and Linux, you are ever so correct!
     
  14. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    That's what I'm trying to avoid!
     
  15. Metros Striker10

    Metros Striker10 New Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Planet Earth
    lol

    Good point. :)
     
  16. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    Leeds United FC
    Why not have a running thread and just add new discussion - sort of like the Adu age threads.

    Hama is one of my favorite posters in this forum.
     
  17. Squash

    Squash Member

    Mar 8, 2003
    Must be his humor? His good looks? Or is it the fact he's so easily baited into saying such intelligent stuff that no one else thinks of?
     
  18. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Cameron Park, CA
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Windows sucks!

    Steve Ballmer is a butt-head!

    Steve Jobs is a cross dresser!

    Linux Torvalds has sex with peguins!

    Macs rock!

    Linux rulez!

    :D


    nah, I'm not trolling! :rolleyes:
     
  19. dreamer

    dreamer Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    True love knows no reason.
     
  20. Premium Hamatachi redded

    Sep 9, 2002
    just because i stated numerous facts about mac, you do not need to be so naive and insecure.

    behave yourself
     
  21. Squash

    Squash Member

    Mar 8, 2003
    Like throwing a line in a fish farm pond. You da man ;)
     
  22. patrickdavila

    patrickdavila Member

    Jan 13, 1999
    Easton, PA
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    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    M$ is for stupid people who are effing clueless!

    Macs are for snobby artsy fartsy types who have somewhat of a clue and like to throw their money at Steve Jobs!

    Linux is the future!
     
  23. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Cameron Park, CA
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :D
    .... hits nail smack-dab in the middle of the head. ;)
     
  24. Mad_Bishop

    Mad_Bishop Member

    Oct 11, 2000
    Columbia, MO
    hey Brian...




























    I don't think this sticky worked very well.
     
  25. Squash

    Squash Member

    Mar 8, 2003
    Honestly it's the busiest this section of the forums been in weeks. I think it's worked ;)
     

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